Monthly Archives: February 2013

Free Return Trip to Mars

Since they are looking for a married couple to do this, I talked to my wife about it and she’s agreeable. Just have to see where you go about signing up. We get along well–we’ve been married nearly 30 years … Continue reading

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Perspective

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. – Psalm 19:1 The Earth is 7927 miles in diameter. The Moon is 2163 miles in diameter, and averages 238,857 miles away from the Earth. … Continue reading

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Turning Point

Today we remember September 11 for what happened in 2001. But it is a memorable day for another event as well: one of the turning points of history. Between 1667 and 1698, Europe battled the Ottoman Empire, an empire that … Continue reading

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Economics

Most people never take a course in economics, nor do they ever start their own business. Unsurprisingly then, most people don’t understand how businesses works. The rising cost of gasoline or other commodities is a puzzle that they are tempted … Continue reading

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It’s Good to Know What You’re Talking About

“Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of the world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun … Continue reading

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Scolds

H. L. Mencken once characterized Puritans as people possessed by the “haunting fear that someone, somewhere might be happy.” Puritans come in all sorts of political and religious flavors. They are not just people who dress in black and thunder … Continue reading

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Mars Flyby in 2018?

According to news reports, Dennis Tito, the first tourist to travel in space back in 2001, when he took a trip to the space station, is apparently planning on orchestrating a flyby of Mars in 2018. Why then? Because that’s … Continue reading

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Lord

The New Testament is clear on Jesus being God. Obviously, certain groups, like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, will attempt to deny this, but it is a hopeless task. The most obvious problem with the attempt to deny the deity of Jesus … Continue reading

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A Waste of Time

Driving my middle daughter home from high school today, she happened to mention the state tests that she—and all her classmates—are required to take. They are called the STAR tests, and they take a total of 12 hours spread over … Continue reading

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Where Does Help Come From?

Many years ago an associate pastor at a small church mentioned that there was a petition on the back table for FOCA—the Freedom of Choice Act; he explained that the members might want to check it out “for your information.” … Continue reading

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