My long-awaited book, Five Flaming Arrows, is about to be out there for the world to critique. Am I nervous? Absolutely, but I’m super excited to see the effect this book will have in the lives of others, especially those former campers of mine. This book was written for them. To help them in each of the five common areas of struggle: lust, death, science, anxiety and depression.
I have recently picked up a new favorite TV show. It’s called Stranger Things, and it’s a Netflix original series. At first, I was reluctant to watch the show, mainly because I already had a favorite show, and I didn’t feel like switching things up. You know how it is, you get attached to the characters in a series, and you feel like you know them. You feel like they’re actually your friends. It’s almost as if you go through the things that they go through; it’s like you’re right there along with them, hoping they succeed—or for the characters you dislike, hoping they fail. It’s a very strange thing, TV shows that is, they even have a way of characterizing stages of your life.
I was curious as to who it is that people feel has influenced, impacted, and changed their lives the most. So, I sent out a twitter survey that asked that very question. There were four options they could choose from:
More recently in American educational history, there has been a push away from discourse and debate in science classrooms concerning religion and evolution.
Light and darkness have always been the great metaphor of my life. Jesus once said that He was the light of the world and that people who follow Him, will never walk in darkness. It seems simple: light overtakes the dark and we are given the ability to see. Without light, we are blind as bats and as fearful as children who aren’t quite sure whether there’s a monster under the bed or not, and the older we get, the more comfortable we get with the monsters, the more we make friends with them, the more we become numb to their abuse, and eventually, we too ourselves become the monster under the bed for someone else.
IntroductionAfter a long day of failing to sell my car to sketchy people on craigslist, I decided I would spoil myself with a plate of multi-thousand calorie homemade nachos. I am staying at my Uncles condo in Atlantic Station, so all I had to do was walk across the street to a local Publix. The only items I needed were canned chicken and re-fried beans, so before I knew it I was daydreaming and walking back across the street on my way to a delicious heart attack.
My parents were not going to buy me a car when I turned sixteen, so I had to earn the money to buy one my own. I had been saving Christmas and birthday money since I was ten years old; so I had a enough to get me started. But I still needed some more cash if I wanted to make the insurance payments, or if I wanted to have enough money for gas to actually drive anywhere. So, I applied at the Wendy’s in Jacksonville.
It has been estimated that it takes 10,000 hours, 1,000,000 repetitions, or up to 10 years of training to become an expert in anything.
The average person spends nine years of his life watching television. The average woman spends 17 years of her life trying to lose weight. That’s almost a fourth of her life.
Babies are Living ThingsIf you guys read my last post, then you have become aware of the mechanism by which scientists decide if something is a living thing or not. There are six principles, and if a specimen exhibits qualities in each principle, then that is determined to be a living thing. Living things are made of cells, obtain and use energy, grow and develop, reproduce, respond to stimulus and their environment, and they adapt to their environment. Babies in their mother’s womb arguably exhibit these qualities, with the exception of course of reproduction. However, if reproductive ability is a quality of a living being, then humans who are infertile would be considered non-living by this standard, as well as humans in pre-puberty stages of development. Therefore, this is not a valid measurement of a living thing.
I recently heard from a classmate of mine that her and her boyfriend were having some discussion about which denomination of church to attend. She, who will remain nameless, grew up in a traditional Methodist church, while her significant other grew up in a more informal Baptist church. How should these two go about resolving their differences?