“The mountains are calling, and I must go,” opined John Muir, the 19th century Scottish-American naturalist, author, and glaciologist, known as the “Father of the National Parks.”
Since our honeymoon, 51+ years ago in the Smoky Mountains, Norma Jean and I have always enjoyed visiting the mountains. From the White Mountains in New Hampshire to the Rocky Mountains in the West, to Alaska’s Denali, we’ve been blessed to enjoy the beauty, serenity and majesty of these Divine wonders.
Currently, we’re in the Whitefish Mountain Range in Montana, just west of Glacier National Park. We’re at 4600′ elevation. But this range peaks at almost 8800′. And the highest peak in Glacier is 10,466′. Continue reading
This morning I awoke just after 5am to a beautiful sight. A full moon shining over the Gulf of Mexico. This shot from my cell phone hardly does it justice.
There’s something about the moon in general and a full moon specifically that captures our attention. It’s brightness and brilliance for sure. But the moon shining in the darkness seems to engage our reflective nature. Continue reading
David Gelernter, once called by the New York Times a “rock star,” is a renowned writer and a Yale University computer science professor has recently denounced Darwin’s theory of evolution.
In an essay reviewing Stephen Meyer’s book, Darwin’s Doubt, the Professor argues that Darwinian evolution has too many holes and flaws for him to continue to accept its theory. Continue reading
On Tuesday a book by Physicist Stephen Hawking was released entitled, Brief Answers to Big Questions. This posthumous work (Hawking died last March) covers many major issues including his disbelief in God.
According to CNN the book was not finished when he died so his family and friends used his notes to complete it.
“Do I have faith?” Hawking writes. “We are each free to believe what we want, and it’s my view that the simplest explanation is that there is no God. No one created the universe, and no one directs our fate.” Continue reading
Filed under Creation, God
I just came across a facebook page “Animals Are People Too” no doubt inspired by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The page features photos of people and their animals. One post says, “My current relationship status.” And it shows a person’s hand with a wedding ring and a ring on the paw of their pet.
Founded in 1980 as a non-profit organization with 400 employees and claiming 6.5 million members and supporters, PETA is an “animal rights” organization that sees no difference between human beings and animals. Continue reading
This summer I have been teaching a class on Sunday evenings at Wellandport on “Evidences for our Faith.” We are demonstrating that there is solid, sound evidence for rational thinking people to be Creationists, to believe in the Bible as the Word of God and to accept the Deity of Jesus.
Through the course, we have cited many scientists who reject The General Theory of Evolution and believe in Intelligent Design. Following a recent study, one of the members suggested I check out a speech by Canada’s recently appointed Governor General, Julie Payette. Given last fall to scientists at an Ottawa convention, Ms. Payette mocked Creationists and religion in general. It was reported by those who heard that speech that her “delivery was theatrical, her tone incredulous.” Continue reading
It happened 49 years ago today, on a Sunday evening, July 20, 1969. I will never forget it. Norma Jean and I returned to our little apartment on Bearss Avenue in Tampa, Florida, after preaching out of town that day.
We got home just in time. Turned on our little black and white TV and watched in amazement. At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from earth, stepped off the lunar landing module Eagle and uttered those famous words heard by more than a billion people: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Armstrong had become the first human being to walk on the surface of the moon. Continue reading
Stephen Hawking, the renown physicist, and avowed atheist died Wednesday.
Hawking, who was 76, wasn’t expected to live past age 25. When he was 21 he was diagnosed with ALS, the incurable neurodegenerative disease. Although he beat the odds for more than 50 years he once said that he “lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years,” Continue reading
David McCasland tells a story about a United States Army general speaking in Japan told who a joke with the punch line, “Show me. I’m from Missouri.”
His translator knew the audience wouldn’t understand, so he said in Japanese, “The general has made a joke and I’ll be in trouble if you don’t laugh.” Continue reading
Several years ago Time Magazine featured a story about the British actor Peter Sellers, who was famous for his role as the bumbling Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
Once Sellers appeared on the Muppet Show and was being interviewed by Kermit The Frog. As the interview began, Kermit said to Sellers, “Now, just relax and be yourself.” Continue reading