Here is a rather inspiring story about the use of social media and lots of people stepping up to save a child with Down syndrome from being aborted. [Read more…]
The royal baby has been named: George Alexander Louis. If all goes well for the young tyke, he will someday become King George VII. His parents went with a very traditional name for an English monarch. I was wondering if we would have something more modern. King Dylan. King Aidan. King Todd.
After the jump, an explanation for the lad’s names. (I don’t think royals have a last name.) [Read more…]
The doctrine of vocation, though neglected for a long time, is coming back in force. Though “vocation” refers to God’s various callings in which we are to love and serve our neighbors and goes far beyond a “job,” it does include what we do to make a living. Quite a few books have come out recently on what is being called the “Faith and Work conversation.” Greg Forster has written a useful review essay online with links to the various titles.
I appreciate what he said about my book on vocation: “Gene Edward Veith’s classic God at Work demonstrates that faith/work integration is indispensable if we wish to uphold the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith alone.”
A classic already? Don’t I have to be dead to have a book attain that status? But I’ll take it. I’m glad Dr. Forster sees what is so often missed: That vocation is connected to justification. [Read more…]
Yes, England and other European countries are more secularized than the United States. And yet those countries may be more willing to pursue moral legislation than we are. Great Britain is about to launch a major assault on online pornography. [Read more…]
It has long been said that dogs can only see in black and white. But scientists have now proven that they do, in fact, perceive colors, though in a slightly different spectrum from humans, and that they derive information from the color of objects that they see. [Read more…]