Hidden Figures- A Hidden Gem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfrDhgUMGIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5O3Ox1TAVsTrue stories are most often the best stories, and such is the case with the film Hidden Figures, the tale of three black women who worked for NASA in 1961-62 during the segregation era. They as persons were called 'colored computers' by which was meant black women who crunched numbers (hence the double entendre of the film title). The problem with history writing is it often leaves important stories … [Read more...]

CKB On Seeking God’s Guidance– the Poor Track Record of Christians

PURPOSES ACCORDING TO THE FLESH That is how most of our purposes are conceived. This is the natural way we all take when we are off our guard. In the whole of the study of theology, there is nothing more humiliating than the discovery that the Church, in the person of many of its leading members, has practiced just this kind of plan-making. Our fathers and mothers risked their lives to assert that it was possible that even general councils of the Church might err. When you read the history of … [Read more...]

The Master– A Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

Our Master IMMORTAL Love, forever full, Forever flowing free, Forever shared, forever whole, A never-ebbing sea! Our outward lips confess the name 5 All other names above; Love only knoweth whence it came And comprehendeth love. Blow, winds of God, awake and blow The mists of earth away! 10 Shine out, O Light Divine, and show How wide and far we stray! Hush every lip, close every book, The strife of tongues forbear; Why forward … [Read more...]

Quote of the Day from CKB— on ‘one thing I know’

The great scholar is not a person who has a multiplicity of interests in life, who dips into this, looks at that, tastes one enjoyable thing after another. I have known these sort of people and I know the single minded intensity of thought and labor which makes them. We are apt to think of the very learned as unemotional, dull; far from it. No one would ever do such work without a dominating passion, an all absorbing thirst driving him. The person who can say ‘one thing I know’ is a person who g … [Read more...]

Quote of the Day from CKB— The Problem with Word Studies

Again and again the great themes of biblical theology, of the Gospel, are illustrated not by specific discussions but by stories. That is why the concordance is not an infallible guide to what the Bible has to say on any given subject. For example, if you wanted to learn about faith you could find out a good deal by looking the word up in a concordance. But the concordance would not send you to this passage [2 Kngs. 6.16-17], because the word faith is not here, but the idea is. CKB … [Read more...]

Christian Faith as a Basis of Religious Freedom– Larry Hurtado

Despite all the Christianity bashing, including even on this website, a more sober assessment of Christianity is called for, not least in regard to the issue of religious freedom. Here is a first rate blog post by my friend Larry Hurtado from last month that deserves pondering. See what you think--- BW3 Early Christian Roots of Religious Freedom by larryhurtadoThe first person to claim freedom of religion as a right was Tertullian, a Christian teacher in Carthage, in a Latin … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution 2— You need Armorall

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New Year’s Resolution— Do not Follow the Lemmings!

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A Change is Gonna Come…….

Recognize this dude----- he just turned 65! Yikes! … [Read more...]