In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, humans are more than animals, but not less. I used to (like too many Christians) be ‘nervous’ about comparing humans to animals, or being told about (for example) chimps that can count, etc (whether they are actually ‘counting’ [comprehending a numbered sequence] or not [responding as trained to images on screen… Continue reading animal
Have you ever thought about what it means to say that you own something?
I don’t have time to look into it at the moment, but I’d love to see a treatment of what led Protestant Reformer Martin Luther to say, “If I knew Jesus would return tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.”
Anyone who has a knee jerk (i.e. less than critical) reaction to political events in general and the recent U.S. stimulus package in particular, should shut up and think before ranting. That said, I just don’t like the thought (much less the passing) of the new stimulus package (and I’m not at all anti-Obama –… Continue reading stinking stimulus
It’s ‘inorganic rubbish collection’ time in Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand. Northcote street-sides are loaded down with previously-wanted, cheaply-made, briefly-enjoyed and hastily-discarded stuff. Interestingly, a rather large percentage of the items you’ll see piled outside homes in the area can be seen in pre-broken, pre-rusted or pre-outdated condition in store advertising fliers like the “Outdoor Living… Continue reading buying rubbish
Monday nights, 1, 8, 15, 22 September 2008 7:00 – 9:30pm, Laidlaw College – Auckland Campus, 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Waitakere Heaven and Earth: Where are we going? Does it matter? We are excited by the opportunity we have to introduce you to some of the new faces at College. This group includes Dr… Continue reading wineskins at laidlaw
A targum of Psalm 8: Yahweh our Master! Your Name is priceless throughout the universe! Your glory is unsearchable and inscrutable and utterly beyond our capability to measure. Even the smallest and inexperienced ones; yes – babies they praise you – just as you wanted all this is like ignorant and inane babbling to those… Continue reading psalm 8 remixed
watch it here (worth all 20 minutes of your time). Note: The scope of this thing is so huge, please don’t fault it for making sweeping statements – to cover what it does in 20 minutes, it has to make its statements as general as possible.
I saw some footage tonight from a hot-dog eating contest… Disgusting… Utterly disgusting… Yet somewhat amusing… But later I thought… “Hey, isn’t that shocking? All these people cramming down (and I don’t know how long they stayed ‘down’…) dozens of hot-dogs each, while food is scarce for most/many in the world!!??” Is this utterly immoral?… Continue reading immoral eating?
You really must go and see the movie that my wife and I (and others) saw recently. It’s called ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’ It chronicles Al Gore’s message about global warming that he’s been sharing for more than a decade. To say it is a must see would be a grave under-statement. The theatrical trailer can… Continue reading what we don’t want to know