Posts Tagged ‘Truth’

Science and the Bible

The Bible is the most amazing book on the planet. Many of you reading this blog may be aware of the uniqueness of the Scriptures. Josh McDowell and Lee Strobel have written extensively about its historicity and veracity. But I’d like to share a different thought. My undergraduate degree was in science. So, when I…

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Bold proclamation

I’ve been fortunate to travel to India five times. Each time I come back to the United States, I return with fresh insights. They often come as a result of looking at the world through a different “lens”. Mission trips have a way of doing that. Most recently, my observations didn’t come from my eyes,…

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Integrity

Integrity. What does it mean? Google defines it as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” It is the thing you want for others. It is what you want for your family, your kids, and your grandkids. You want it for your company. There is no question about this. I’m…

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Book titles

Did you know that books in the United States can have the same title, even though they are different books with different authors and different content? In other words, titles cannot be copyrighted. Therefore, two or more books can have the same title. That was a little factoid I didn’t know. Here’s how I found this out. I…

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History repeats itself

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “History repeats itself.” That phrase originally is attributed to George Santayana in 1905. What he actually writes in the book Reason for Common Sense is “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it!”. In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill changed the quote slightly when he said “those who fail…

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Active Ignorance

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman in the 1800s. I ran across this quotation from him that sparked some interesting thinking especially in light of the tumultuous days we’re living in. He said, “There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance.” Active ignorance implies taking something into your mind, and actively using, information that is…

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Zombies?

It used to be hard to talk to someone about the reality of the resurrection. Someone who was thoroughly dead being brought back to life. But maybe not so much anymore. My wife teaches the little kiddos in Sunday school. She was explaining the resurrection of Jesus to the kids. Knowing my wife, she was…

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Road less traveled

In elementary school, we had a section of my English class that was devoted to the “classics”, especially poetry. One of those “classics” was a poem by Robert Frost called “The Road Not Taken”.It begins, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.” It ends, “I took the one…

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Time

Time is the great equalizer. At least, that’s what people say. What does that mean? To put it succinctly, it doesn’t matter how rich or successful you are…how old or young–everyone gets only 168 hours each week. Period. You can’t buy more time, but you can give your available hours away. When we do that…

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Don’t hide

One must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true. Albert Einstein The Bible clearly says, “There is no God.” Really? It’s true. This statement comes from Psalm 14:1. How could the Bible, which is all about God, say that there is no God? Does that rattle your faith? What’s the…

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