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Imagine That: The Universe is Perfectly Made for Life

In the current (December 2008) issue of Discover Magazine, there’s a fascinating article entitled:  “Science’s Alternative to an Intelligent Creator.”  The subtitle is:  “Our Universe is Perfectly Tailored for Life.  That May Be the Work of God or the Result of Our Universe Being One of Many.” Folger wrote:  “Everything…bears witness to an extraordinary fact […]

How NOT to Preach

The apostle Paul may have been the most effective preacher in the New Testament world, but in the first paragraph of 1 Corinthians 2, he tells us how NOT to do it: (1) Not depending on eloquence (verse 1). (2) Not claiming to have superior wisdom (verse 1). (3) Not with any message other than […]

Hiking the Cinque Terre

Last month I fulfilled a long-cherished plan to re-visit Italy and study some of the church history sites that interest me. Joshua Rowe, my son-in-law, joined me and we spent the first days relaxing and hiking the Cinque Terre. The term “Cinque Terre” means the “Five Lands,” and it’s really made up of five pastel […]

The Modesty Movement

Several years ago, while I was jogging around the old village of Wittenberg, Germany, I glanced over at a house and was surprised to see a man standing in his front lawn hosing himself off after yard work.  He was stark naked.  Later, in Berlin, I passed by a whole section of the main city park that […]