Archives for Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:53

Revising Fast and Furious

This is an important article in Fortune: On Dec. 14, 2010, a tragic event rewrote the narrative of the investigation. In a remote stretch of Peck Canyon, Ariz., Mexican bandits attacked an elite U.S. Border Patrol unit and killed an agent named Brian Terry. The attackers fled, leaving behind two semiautomatic rifles. A trace of [Read More…]

This Could be Huge

If Muslims begin to return more and more to the Al-Aqsa mosque, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem or the Noble Sanctuary for Muslims, I would think this could be huge — politically and socially — in Jerusalem. Jews call the raised ground at the eastern edge of Jerusalem’s Old City the Temple Mount, while [Read More…]

Why I Write

By Maria Popova, a summary of why George Orwell wrote: Orwell begins with some details about his less-than-idyllic childhood—complete with absentee father, school mockery and bullying, and a profound sense of loneliness—and traces how those experiences steered him towards writing, proposing that such early micro-traumas are essential for any writer’s drive. He then lays out [Read More…]

Individual Mandate Struck Down? No?

I just heard this announced on CNN. The “individual mandate,” the center piece of the legislation has, according to CNN, been struck down as a commerce clause. Now Wolf Blitzer is suggesting they may not be fully clear on what has been decided. Chief Justice Roberts … on part 3 … may be upheld under [Read More…]

Immortality is Still a Divine Gift (RJS)

Death is a big issue for many people when confronted by the evidence for an old earth and evolutionary creation. I’ve received a number of e-mails from people wrestling with this issue. Paul tells us that “sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin” and “for as in Adam all die, so [Read More…]

Intelligent Design is Creationism 2.0

Intelligent Design (ID), according to Jason Rosenhouse (Among the Creationists), is a new form of creationism and is not mainstream science. Before we get to how he draws this conclusion, a few points need to be made: First, the fundamental problem Christians and creationists have had with evolution is the notion of randomness or chance [Read More…]