One thing that changed the way I chase dreams. →
Most people have their “thing.” That activity, hobby, or art that they can do and ignore the effects of time, hunger, and fatigue. Everything slips away and all that remains is that one “thing.” This article simply and humbly gives some advice on pursuing that one “thing” and why most of us don’t take the advice. “Resistance,” in this case,...
Patrick Stewart on Tavis Smiley, PBS: On Acting,... →
Very interesting 20-minute interview with Patrick Stewart. His explanation of acting is really fascinating and that method is practiced no better than his work as Jean-Luc Picard. Plus, I love hearing about the lasting friendship between the TNG cast.
Reimagining Complex Educational Models →
Interesting to consider. From my limited point-of-view there seems to be a rumbling of frustration and muted outrage in this nation about our education system. Florida’s legislator tried to deal with this discontent, but failed to properly anticipate or even evaluated the complex nature of student learning and what factors affect positive outcomes for students. Certainly, as this article...
Praise the Lord,” I say out loud. I’d always found the “praising God” parts of...– A.J. Jacobs - The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible I’ve been listening to this audiobook for a good part of this week. A good part of it is eye opening and its certainly relatable. A few sentences before I begin the quote mentioned...
Wednesday, April 21st at 3:30pm in the Norman Basement, please come a join the students of EME4406 for a unique art show. Come, be creative and enjoy the sights and poetry of UF’s students!
Some Christians want enough of Christ to be identified with him but not enough...– D.A. Carson from A Call To Spiritual Reformation (via pastor-russ) These type of Christians hurt us. While the Christian is a person striving to live surrendered to the person and Word of Christ and is marked by the inability to do this in our own strength, often failing and behaving as any other...
Prison Break →
Sharing the gospel is much more than transferring information about the sinfulness of man and the redemptive actions of God. The circumstances surrounding the proclamation of the Gospel is a matter of life and death. I view it much like the passing on of information concerning a prison escape to a prisoner in his cell while the guard has momentarily looked the other way. There is a great sense...
A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the...– Unknown author.
Chances Taken. Hope Embraced.: Frustrated and... →
No matter how you feel about Obamacare I feel as though it is unconstitutional…and i’ll tell you why. Every single person MUST purchase health insurance or you will be fined/taxed by the IRS. The federal government does not have the right to force anyone to buy anything. And no, it’s not like… True that sister!
I have recently had a conversation with my friend about the nature of God and our relationship with Him from the Christian point-of-view. I respect this man immensely and value our discussions as a way to gain new perspective and hone my abilities to articulate my own beliefs. The blog I have linked to reminded me of the conversation with my friend and so I will relate the main argument from this...
Why we should pay attention to taxes on this Tax... →
For just over half of all Americans today is Tax Day. But for the other half it is just another day on the calendar. That’s because they pay no federal income taxes. The old saying goes “you can’t get something for nothing.” But these “non-payers” receive government services and benefits without chipping in. If more taxpayers continue to drop off the tax rolls, we will soon pass the dangerous...
The Problem with Twilight →
The problem with Edward and Bella – and most other surfacing stories of the undead – is that the seductiveness of the vampire is glorified, not condemned. Even in Bram Stoker’s original masterpiece, Mina feels nothing but wretchedness after being taken by Dracula; she dedicates herself to his destruction after the fact. Bella, on the other hand, takes a taste of damnation and decides to roll it...
Can We Afford to Get Married? by Albert Mohler A...
Top Climate Scientist's Exoneration Won't be the... →
When a Penn State board of inquiry unilaterally decided that Michael Mann had broken no rules in the climate-data scandal, global-warming alarmists breathed a sigh of relief, thinking the most damaging episode in their effort to save the planet was behind them. They were wrong. For more information on the climate-data scandal click here.
Interesting discussion about how to talk about Sin...
Stop Senate Bill 6 in the Florida legislator! →
To learn more about Senate Bill 6, click here.
The Frightening yet Enlightening Truth Behind Lady... →
A very enlightening analysis of Lady Gaga’s lyrics to these two songs AND her concepts of relationships juxtaposed to ‘partying.’
Taylor Swift's Sentimental 'Love Story' and Flo... →
An analysis of the lyrics of these songs from a Christian viewpoint.
Of First Importance--The Cross and Resurrection at... →
The Christian faith is not a mere collection of doctrines — a bag of truths…. [Follow link for more]
Neat Hamlet Concept Map →