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Veterans Day 2009

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A huge thank you to each man and woman who has served or is currently serving our nation in the military!

For those of you in the Greenville area, please remember to go by the Campus Store today at BJU to check out our campus son's book Inherited Freedom and to meet the author, Tim Drake. Tell him I sent you. :-)

How It Looks from Here

I greatly enjoy pictures where, whether by contrivance or by serendipity, elements in the picture line up to create a humorous effect. I've done several other posts with such pictures — Can We Believe What We See? and Perspectives.

Today I'm posting some more pictures that have come my way.

These poor people just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when their pictures were snapped.

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Without Apology

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What do you think of first when you hear the word apology? Most of us probably think of the expression of regret and asking for forgiveness. I've heard or read the word apology several times this week, but in each case it's been the other kind of apology — the formal justification or defense. Strangely enough, both come from the Greek word apologia, meaning a speaking in defense. I'll discuss both of those in this blog post.
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Bad Hair Days

Do you ever have a bad hair day? Such a day is unpredictable — you can do all the same things as usual, but for some reason your hair just turns out looking weird. Some would go so far as to say they live a bad hair life. If you think that anything said so far applies to you, the pictures in today's post may convince you otherwise.

For some of us, bad hair days start out young in our lives.

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For others, it continues right on into the "golden years." This adds a whole new dimension to the expression "big hair."

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Ham and Fox

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I'm posting off schedule to pass several odds and ends of information on to you. I've known for a while that our church, Hampton Park Baptist Church, is having Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis come speak. What I didn't know was the exact schedule or the topics. Now that I know, I thought those of you who live in the Greenville area might want to visit for at least one of the sessions.

Here's the schedule for Ken Ham's sessions:

Sunday, November 1
9:00 a.m. "Genesis: Key to Reaching Today's World"
10:30 a.m. "The Relevance of Genesis in Today's World"
4:30 p.m. "Defending Christianity from Today's Secular Attacks"
6:00 p.m. "The Origin of 'Races' and the Biblical Answers to Racism"

Monday, November 2
6:00 p.m. "Answers for the Most-Asked Questions about Creation, Evolution, and Genesis"
7:30 p.m. "How Can a Loving God...? — Understanding Death and Suffering"


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If you haven't heard this, the White House is accusing Fox News of not being a legitimate source of news, calling them biased, etc. There have been reports that the Obama administration has tried to block Fox reporters from news conferences, etc. It's no secret to anyone paying attention, and many are, that the current leaders in Washington D.C. are not fans of Fox News.

NPR has put a survey online so that people can voice their opinion. It's found at http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2009/10/in_white_house_vs_fox_news_war.html

The voting is quick and easy, with no need to create an account or to log in to anything. It asks if you are for the White House or for Fox News in this matter. I don’t usually post things like this, but I don't enjoy seeing the rapid erosion of freedom of speech and I do not approve of thuggery. The current crowd in Washington seems intent of silencing voices that don't sing their praises or that don't sing the tunes they prefer. Speak out, while you still can.

When I voted this evening, I was surprised to see that the votes are currently almost 75% in support of Fox News in this controversy. I was amazed because I would characterize the listeners of NPR as tending more towards the liberal end of the scale.

If you have any comments on either of these topics, I would enjoy reading them.


"Satan's not too keen on surrendering territory." - David Hosaflook

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