Monthly Archives: September 2019

Gravity

If I hold a bowling ball at my waist and release it, I know what follows. My foot gets smashed. In that sense, you could say I believe in gravity. On the other hand, you could also argue that gravity … Continue reading

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Dragon scales

In C.S. Lewis’ book, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, we meet Eustace. He’s not a particularly likeable fellow. He’s selfish, greedy, spoiled, and complains constantly (you know, like us). He finds himself in Narnia with his cousins, Lucy and … Continue reading

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Safe passage

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Europe a few times this year: France (Paris), Italy (Parma), and Austria (Vienna). A critical aspect of each trip was the jet that took me across the Atlantic. Without it, I would … Continue reading

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Allos parakletos (it’s Greek, not a misspelling)

Allos parakletos is a Greek phrase quoted in John 14:16 from the Bible. Jesus had just told his disciples, his 12 friends, that he had to leave them and he used this phrase to comfort them in their confusion and … Continue reading

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A surprise encounter in Knoxville

I was in downtown Knoxville enjoying an evening of art and entertainment with my lovely wife. It was First Friday on July 5th. There was a good crowd, maybe because it was the day after Independence Day. After exiting a … Continue reading

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