Author Archives: Tony Schmitz

About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Flesh and stone

I’ve been thinking about flesh and stone. Take a look at Ezekiel 36:26 (KJV). A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out … Continue reading

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Thankstrusting

There are pumpkins on my porch. There is football on television. These clues tell me that fall has arrived on the calendar, even though the Charlotte weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating. Fall means Thanksgiving. I was reminded of the … Continue reading

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Thyine wood

When I’m reading the Bible I sometimes find a word or phrase that catches my attention and sticks with me. This week I was studying Revelation 18 and read: “things made of fragrant thyine wood” in verse 12 (NLT). I’m … Continue reading

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Another brick in the wall?

I have a confession. I probably listened to Pink Floyd a bit too much in my teenage years. My favorite album was Momentary Lapse of Reason (Dogs of War was my football anthem). However, you can’t appreciate Pink Floyd without … Continue reading

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LUI

You are probably familiar with the acronym DUI, which abbreviates the phrase “driving under the influence”. DUI laws date to 1910 when New York became the first state to regulate drinking and driving. Since that time, changes have included progressive … Continue reading

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Envy’s children

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An ox and his will

A goad is a stick with a pointed (or electrically charged) end used to drive cattle and oxen. By extension, it is a stimulus that pricks like the pointed stick in order to encourage, urge, or drive. I’m interested in the ox goad … Continue reading

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