Monthly Archives: April 2006

Monster Invasion!

What gets 15 feet tall, invades quickly, is hard to kill, and cause the kind of suffering that makes poison ivy seem nice by comparison? You guessed it: giant hogweed. Good grief, look at the size of this monster! And … Continue reading

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Cleavage and health

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. -Mark 9:42 At a Sam’s Club … Continue reading

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The false Jesus of the journalists

In the essay Christ!, Muggeridge has this to say: In my day, the Evening Standard vans carried a bill: “IS THERE AN AFTER LIFE? SEE TOMORROW’S EVENING STANDARD… Jesus Christ… is a Name Which Makes News. During his lifetime he … Continue reading

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Is church necessary?

With which of the following statements do you most agree? “Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” “Away from [the church] one cannot hope for any forgiveness of sins or any salvation.” For … Continue reading

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A Good Friday thought

From “In the Hour of Trial” by James Montgomery, 1771-1854: With forbidden pleasures Should this vain world charm Or its tempting treasures Spread to work me harm, Bring to my remembrance Sad Gethsemane Or, in darker semblance, Cross-crowned Calvary.

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Saturn’s rings

PBS ran a documentary recently about the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn. As usual with these kinds of shows, it focused on “clues” the voyage gives us about the origin of life. When watching nature shows, I always find it more … Continue reading

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Fr. Mouser

Fr. William Mouser of St. Athanasius Anglican Church in Texas posts comments on Baylyblog whose wisdom leaves one wanting more. This provocative comment, for example, screams “Book-length treatment, please!” He has a site. Perhaps one day he’ll have a blog.

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A herald of spring

The ephemeral bloodroot is blooming now in central Ohio. It’s springtime.

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1 Cor 1 illustrated

“I would say his acceptance of the Mohicans of the time is similar to my inclusion of gay- lesbian -bisexual- transgendered people now,” Janet Edwards said. That non sequitur is from this descendant of Jonathan Edwards… Perhaps it won’t be … Continue reading

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