Celebration of Freedom — Fourth of July 2014

As we celebrate our nation’s hard fought freedom on this Fourth of July, I am reminded of the great freedom we have in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I took time this morning to review the message of the book of Galatians.  Born Free . . . Live Free . . .  Stay Free!  Never surrender the liberty of our new life in Christ to the bondage of religious legalism.  It was a good reminder...
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The Me Generation: Self Centered and Entitled… but Boorish and Reprehensible

Check out the recent commentary by Ruben Navarrette Jr, syndicated columnist on CNN.com. He offers some valuable insights into the self-centered human condition of our culture based on the inexcusable outbursts recently of Congressman Joe Wilson, rapper Kanye West and tennis star Serena Williams. The bottom line is that we are no longer shocked by such outlandish behavior. But when the...
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Does $9 Billion Get You a Big Bang for Your Bucks?

The world’s largest particle accelerator has been in the news this month as it prepares to make history by circulating a beam of protons the whole way around its 17-mile tunnel.  This expensive experiment conducted by the Large Hadron Collider hosted by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, will attempt to "provide new information about the way the universe...
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“Save the Polar Bears” — Inconsistent Plea of Evolutionists

If one truly believes that evolution is based on natural selection with the strong surviving and the weak being rendered extinct — Why all this fuss about saving the polar bears?  Wouldn’t you prefer to sit back and let Mother Nature take her course?  Do you really want to upset the course of evolutionary progress?  Won’t we find animals adapting to the changes...
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Global Warming Tanning Season Begins With Onset Of Winter

Since Dec 22 is the official start of winter, I thought it fitting to reference the new politically correct societal phobia = the fear of global warming. Despite the protestations of Al Gore to the contrary, I still find that my utility bills reflect a fairly significant chill in the air around this season. I don’t think we will be breaking out the suntan lotion anytime soon. I liked the...
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China Making Inroads Into US Apple Industry

What can be more American than the apple industry? Yet in growing measures, apparently even our apples are going to be stamped “Made in China.” Obviously I find it important to track all such trends related to my beloved namesake fruit. I understand the arguments for free trade, for modernizing our harvesting processes, for developing innovative technologies to compete in a worldwide...
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