Saturday, September 30, 2006


The Watchmaker
Take a look at this video and share your thoughts.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Join the dialogue

I found a new favourite blog today, put out by Charles Colson's friends at "Breakpoint." I like it because I think the subject of worldview is one of the most neglected, yet most helpful, topics to help people establish themselves. What a truth Malcolm Muggeridge expressed when he said that "we've educated ourselves into imbecility." Anyway, I hope that anyone who stumbles across my little blog will find their way to the link below. I do believe it will be helpful.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"And That's The Truth..."

Quotes of the Day:
"Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder; it is a howling reproach. What Moses brought down from Mount Sinai were not the Ten Suggestions, they are the Ten Commandments."
- Ted Koppel
(From commencement address at Duluth University)
"A mind bent on suppressing or hindering the truth will ultimately find the lie it is chasing."
- Ravi Zacharias
The Real Face Of Atheism
Someone has said that the one common belief which college students glean from their education is that there is no such thing as absolute truth. Relativism has seized the day with its denial of absolutes and resulting historical revisionism. What can we believe in anymore? Into this cultural chaos the words of Jesus still ring with clarity: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no-one comes to the Father but by Me." (John 14:6)
The obvious question still remains - is it true? It was Plato who said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." What do you believe, really? Ideas matter. A meaningless life leads to sometimes disastrous decisions, not only for oneself, but for those we may care about.
It's time to re-open intelligent debate. Let's break out our ideas about what we truly believe and hash them out, discerning truth from error. Can what you believe stand up to scrutiny? Can you really live your life in a manner consistent with what you say you believe? Think about it!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

On the relevance of Christianity

Quote of the Day:
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
- C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis became a Christian "kicking and screaming" after a long process of soul-searching, comparing religions and examining philosophies. What he found was that this person named Jesus simply would not be ignored. He found that the common view of Jesus - that he was just a good man - was simply not possible. Jesus, Himself, claimed to be God. Lewis realized that he was left with some very simple options. Jesus was either who He said He was, which verified the claims of Christianity; or He was a liar, because He tried to convince His followers He was someone He wasn't; or He was a lunatic, Himself convinced that He was Divine. But how could a lunatic still be viewed as one of the greatest teachers in the history of the world and be revered by other religions the world over.
As G. K. Chesterton wrote: "Christianity has not so much been tried and found wanting as it has been found difficult and left untried."
The question of the day, then, must be this: is it true? Could it possibly be true that a man who died two thousand years ago in the Middle East actually did rise from the dead? If so, what difference could that make in our lives? C. S. Lewis, and millions before and after him, have concluded that it makes all the difference.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Thoughts on the news.

  • Does anyone else think the reaction of many muslims worldwide to the Pope's comments is a little odd. The pope quoted a medieval source who said that some of the teachings of Islam were "evil and inhuman" and referred to "spreading Islam "by the sword." Thus far, seven Christian churches in Palestine have been attacked by Muslim mobs and an Italian nun working in Somalia was murdered. Seems to me that there may be a better way to demonstrate your religion isn't evil and oriented towards violence than arson and murder! Just a thought.

  • In the meantime, students are getting ready to return to Montreal's Dawson College. This was, of course, the site of the shooting rampage by 25 year old Kimveer Gill. As reported, Gill was a big fan of ultra-violent video games. The more blood and gore the better. What's wrong with culture that allows people to profit off of a schoolyard massacre by selling a video game that glorifies mass murder? These type of events always touch off debates about censorship, but we have always had censorship and always will have. You can't yell "fire" in a theater or say "bomb" on an airplane because it's not in the public's best interests. Isn't it about time we realized that promoting murder, killing cops, beating women, etc... in video games ought to be stopped? Again - just a thought!
Dehydrated Food

Saturday, September 16, 2006

What's the world coming to?

I read today about a family in Germany who ran afoul of the law for refusing to enroll their children in public school. They insist the school system is preaching an atheistic worldview to their children and reserve the right to homeschool their own children with the Christian values they believe.
Here's the question. Who determines what is acceptable for a parent to be teaching a child? Apparently this local government in Germany felt so strongly that these parents were corrupting their children that they actually put the mother in jail for ten days. The father fled with the children and took refuge in Belgium with a Christian organization.
I know there's been a lot of debate in the U.S. about the whole Homeschool movement. In Canada homeschooling seems to be tolerated but frowned upon (depending upon the school board). Any homeschoolers out there? Any anti-homeschoolers out there? Where do we draw the line?