Thursday, April 28, 2011

From the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

"We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, have committed by word, thought and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

So what's that parable really mean?

I've heard the "eye of the needle" one a lot. Did Jesus mean it's impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven?

Urban Legends: The Preacher???s Edition
http://trevinwax.com/2011/04/27/urban-legends-the-preachers-edition/

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A logical structure in the abortion debate

Granted, questions of abortion are rarely grounded in logic which makes political debate difficult, but here's a tool for the rare cases where they are:

http://www.str.org/site/DocServer/SLED_Test_four_top_arguments.pdf?docID=861

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The mind-body problem...

An article approaching one of my favorite topics...

Dreams of Meaning: Where Religion and Neuroscience Can???t Compete
http://www.metanexus.net/magazine/tabid/68/id/11003/Default.aspx

Monday, April 11, 2011

Really? A song?

When Ruth starts quoting lyrics at me, I pay attention...

http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/lyricsdetail.php?lyrics_id=32080


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[http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/images/navigation/bug_nrteam.gif] "Graduation Day" Lyrics [edit]
by Kenny Marks | from the album Another Friday Night


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Graduation day, there were tears in their eyes,
Photographs and promises; they threw their hats goodbye,
Graduation day, and the sun was shining bright,
A piece of paper and a heart full of dreams,
It was the best day of their life.

On their wedding day there were tears in their eyes,
Words of love and promises,
They threw the rice and waved goodbye,
It was the best day of their life.

Oh, we search for a moment to cling to, but there seems to be too few to find,
In the span of one life, in the dimness of night, we search for the meaning in life.

It was an ordinary day and there were tears in their eyes,
God's word of love and promises took them by surprise,
'Cause on that ordinary day there was an answer shining bright,
All those days of searching for truth had faded in the light,
It was the best day of their life.

Oh, we search for a moment to cling to, but there seems to be too few to find,
In the span of one life, in the dimness of night, we search for the meaning in life,
In the span of one life, in the dimness of night, we search for the meaning in life.

We search for the meaning in life.