Monthly Archives: January 2007

Critiques and Praise for President Bush

Congressman David Wu (D-OR) recently made what may be the funniest, geekiest, and most strangely accurate critique of the Bush administration. It was featured on the Jan. 20 broadcast of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on NPR. According to Congressman … Continue reading

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InterVarsity’s Twenty-First Student Missions Convention Highlights: Luke’s edition

Prompted, more or less, by my new housemate Chris and his blog, I will share the parts of InterVarsity’s Twenty-First Student Missions Convention that were most memorable to me. I echo all of the comments Chris made; his highlights were … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 2.2: Italiana (il brutto)

The second entry on my trip to Italy shall describe il brutto (the bad) parts of my trip. This entry should be short, since most of my experiences there were quite good. Look closely at this image. You will notice … Continue reading

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2007 Reading List

This is a list of books I plan to read in 2007. Begun before 2007 The Book of Mormon What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us? by Nathan Hill The Call by Os Guiness The Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books Belief in God … Continue reading

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Can God have in his presence people who have done significantly more good than evil in their lives?

The question in the title was posed to me by a friend, who is a self-described “secular Jew,” when I visited him during Christmas break. Let me first explain that “in his presence” means, for this discussion, living in the … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

At InterVarsity’s Twenty-First Student Missions Convention, the most stunning few minutes for me came during a video presentation about Christian “Creation Care.” Of all the great moments at this convention, this was the only one that made my jaw drop … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 2.1.3: Italiana (Il buono)

The Holy Face This section belongs with my description of Lucca in an earlier post, but I forgot to place it there. San Martino church houses the wooden sculpture of Jesus shown in the photograph at left, which is entitled … Continue reading

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My Dating Personality?

I can’t say that I recommend okcupid.com because I found some highly sinful material there, but I found the link to this dating personality test on the blog of a Christian friend of mine before I knew about the problems … Continue reading

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What Being a Christian Means To Me in My Field.

“PLEASE think about…what it means to be a Christian in your field AND IF AT ALL POSSIBLE write a paragraph or two with your thoughts. We will be using this as a point of reference during our time together. “ … Continue reading

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“Church Shopping”

E-mail message from a friend came across this article which articulates a lot of my discomfort with the way church is in the states. and the ensuing discussion on the blog where i usually get my church news Three quick … Continue reading

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