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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Sunspots 576

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Christianity: Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength asks what we really want to see.

Ken Schenck on four different ways God may interact with us when it seems we should fight something or somebody.

A contributor to BioLogos discusses what the Bible says about whether God intended death to be part of creation.

A commentator in Baptist News Global writes about some things he has learned about transgender people.

Computing: The US Government's information technology is, in at least some areas, woefully out of date. National Public Radio reports that our nuclear weapons personnel use systems with floppy disks. Some of you don't even know what those are, or were.

The Environment: (sort of) Listverse reports (with photos) on 10 places that look like they aren't real, but come from fantasy novels. But they are real.

History: Listverse reports, with interesting facts about the Romani, aka Gypsies.

The Asahi Shinbun (Japanese newspaper, in English) reports on the significance of origami cranes, including four that were apparently made by President Obama, probably with some help from others.

The New York Times has a pictorial report on walls built to keep people out (or in). They haven't stopped lots of people.

Science: NPR reports on the discovery of a really large sponge, which is, presumably, very old.

Wired reports on Tide's stain-erasing pens -- what chemicals are in them.



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2 comments:

FancyHorse said...

Interesting articles about walls and about the Romani people. Beautiful places in fantasy lands!

Also interesting thoughts about death. One could go on and on, trying to comprehend it all. It seems I remember that God gave man and animals plants for eating until the fall, when some animals became predatory, but man wasn't given animals to eat until after the Flood. I'm not sure about that, and I don't know where to look it up. Anyway, I Cor. 15:55, "…54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come to pass: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.…"

Martin LaBar said...

Thank you. It's Genesis 9:2-3.

Your final quotation is the most important statement on death inn the Bible (or anywhere).