Showing posts from February, 2011

The last living U.S. WWI vet has died

He was 110. You can read about him here .

Funny Faces

Daughter #4 (Hannah) has a fun application on her little thingamajig (otherwise known an IPod Touch) that allows you to do all kinds of strange things to pictures. Face Goo, I think the app is called. Check out these pictures of yours truly.

Is it lawful to take an oath?

In Matthew Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all…” Does this mean that a Christian should not allow himself to be put under oath as a witness in a court of law or take an oath of office? (5:33-34) Some people have believed that Jesus here prohibits all oath-taking without exception, regardless of the subject matter and regardless of the occasion. But I think those who have come to this conclusion have not really understood Jesus’ meaning. We find several passages in the OT in which the Lord speaks of this matter of swearing an oath in his name. He says, for instance, in Deuteronomy, You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear” (Deut. 10:20). There are times when taking an oath in the name of God is not only permitted, but even required, such as in a court of law when an

An assembly of petulance and sophomoric behavior

Newly elected Allen West, representing the 22nd district of Florida had some choice words for his colleagues on the left side of the isle: Over this past week I have watched and listened to members of the House of Representatives from across the aisle. I am appalled at their ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric filled with empty emotional platitudes. Have they no shame in realizing that their inept, incompetent failures are the reason why we are debating this continuing resolution. They failed to pass a budget during the 111th Congress. Have they no honor in realizing that their fiscal irresponsibility over the past four years has resulted in our standing on the precipice of a fiscal canyon from which we may not recover. Also troubling are the events in the state of Wisconsin which mirror those that happened in Greece several months ago. We are witnessing the abject hostility of a unionized entitlement class that is being lauded by the liberal left, seemingly to inclu

When an animal, why not do as an animal does?

If anyone is still in need of proof that the theory of evolution affects far more than the narrow academic discipline of biology, he can find it here . The author, a certain Jenny Block, tells us that we have a lot to learn about what is "normal" or "natural" about human sexuality by looking at the sexual behavior of animals. "As much as we've evolved, it can be easy to forget that, at the core, we're animals, too." Not with Ms. Blockhead here to remind us. But judging from what she writes, it would be a happy thing to forget...if it were true. Among the points she makes in her article are these: They [animals] exhibit habits other than monogamy. They are polygamous and polygynous... Bonobos, for example, have multiple sexual partners at any given time in their life. Well then, let's hear it for the sexually liberated Bonobos! But before we take them as an example of what is normal or natural behavior, perhaps we should consider the fact t