Susan Shapiro’s article at The New York Times is as sad as anything I’ve read in a long time. She is the quintessential modern woman, having pursued a career and a life in the city through her childbearing years. Twice she got pregnant, and twice she aborted her children. She didn’t want to be pregnant before her life and finances were stable. She would “have it all” eventually–so she thought.
After entering her forties in a more secure situation, she decided to try and get pregnant only to find that she couldn’t.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from both attending public school and teaching in it, it’s that public school is far from godless. Sure, it may not allow for teacher-led prayer or morning devotional, but these schools are not soulless places. In fact, they’re typically buildings full of deeply passionate, committed adults and kids who are always in need of love—just like any Christian school might be.
Indeed, I am prepared to say that there is no promise in the whole of the NT that Jesus is coming ‘soon’, in other words, a promise about the timing of the event. This is entirely a result of misreading the Greek text.
Not too long from now the Bible will transition from being The Good Book to being The Good App. As information migrates to digital media, the Bible will make the shift, just as it as has through every other literary media. But through our little glimpse at history we know that we have nothing to fear from the appification of information. Since the dawn of the printing press, the Bible has been the most dominant book. We have no reason to doubt that in time it will prove the dominant app. And when apps have had their day and we move to whatever is next, the Bible will remain and will dominate.
Similarly, a worship leader is always pointing to Jesus. And to help his congregation see more of the beauty of Jesus, he takes them on a journey from song to song. They don’t just stand in one place and sing from the same angle. The glory of God, revealed in the face of Jesus Christ, can’t be captured from one spot.
You can point to the same thing from different angles. That’s what a gospel structure ensures!
In an account published on Monday in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Mr. Pachter said he concluded late on Friday that he was being followed by an Argentine intelligence officer who “wore jeans, a jeans jacket and Ray-Ban sunglasses,” and decided to leave the country immediately. He said that he flew to Israel by way of Montevideo, Uruguay, and Madrid.
“They are using their security forces to chase me,” Mr. Pachter told reporters at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv when he arrived Sunday evening. “I just had to move fast and quick, as fast as I could.” Mr. Pachter added in the televised remarks that he held Israeli citizenship.
But you can’t stop there. You don’t want to be the person who stored their media on floppy disks, later moved it to Zip disks, and then figured they’d done everything necessary. You have to pay attention and be ready to take advantage of new storage and archival options as they appear.
Lars Anderson, whose archery video went viral with more than 4.5 million views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, demonstrated in the video how he used ancient depictions of archers and written accounts to rediscover the technique of holding his arrows in his firing hand and placing the arrow on the outside of the bow, instead of the more common position on the inside of the bow.