atahualpa2 theme

I’m absolutely loving the Atahualpa theme by bytesforall. It’s features include: rotating header images, customizable logo, a diverse options page and great plug-in support… I’m especially loving the ease with which the options page allows me to manipulate various options for the look/feel. I can’t believe it’s free… Go open-source technology. I’m going to try… Continue reading atahualpa2 theme

doco screening at my church

I’m happy to announce that my church is hosting a screening of: If you’re in the area and are interested, we’re starting promptly at 7pm and will have a 30(ish) minute discussion afterwards – and probably tea/coffee/bikkies… :) http://nbc.org.nz/2008/08/walmart-high-cost-low-price-screening.html http://walmartmovie.com http://walmart.bravenewtheaters.com/screening/show/11100-auckland

investigating modern miracles

An interesting person is gaining popularity at the moment. His name is Todd Bentley. A Google or YouTube search (which I’ve not had time to do) should provide very ‘interesting’ material. Apparently, 25 (or so) people have been ‘raised from the dead’… A few thoughts: If this stuff is really happening, then for Bentley’s sake… Continue reading investigating modern miracles

in states for sister’s wedding

Have a nice few weeks of reading my blog for hours each day…  (I’m sure you will)…  :) I likely won’t be accessing it much while my wife and I are back ‘home’ in the states for my sister’s wedding. Chat later! (we get back June 3) -d-

age of consent?

The video (around 8 minutes) on this page is very thought-provoking. A 19 year-old male had a (consentual) sexual relationship with his 15 year-old girlfriend, and was convicted for statutory rape, including on-going public identification as a sex-offender. This scenario re-raises not only the question of sexual ethics (How old should a person be to… Continue reading age of consent?

cosmology and the soul

Guy Consolmagno SJ has posted his fourth and final article for Thinking Faith. This one I thoroughly enjoyed.  Not only does his faith come through clearly, but his love and passion for science is a delight. In this article, he explores current thoughts as to where our universe might be headed, and specifically how it… Continue reading cosmology and the soul

good question

I’ve enjoyed the few articles I’ve skimmed at this blog called “Just Thomism”. (Thomism designates the study of the life and work of St. Thomas Aquinas) I found this post having to do with atheism, theism, evolution and science(s) of particular interest. Here’s a quote… It is mere historical chance that popular theism did not… Continue reading good question

is anything significant?

This question (‘Is anything significant?’) can be fleshed out a bit… We could ask, “Is everything equally in-significant?”, or we could ask, “Is everything equally highly-significant?” What makes something (an event or object [which can quite rightly be said to be ‘events’ in themselves]) significant, and another thing not so?