Let them fail; let everybody fail! I made my fortune when I had nothing to start with, by myself and my own ideas. Let other people do the same thing. If I lose everything in the collapse of our financial structure, I will start in at the beginning and build it up again.. . .
-- Henry Ford, 11 Feb 1934
HT, The Political Inquirer
Last Wednesday, Dr. Ben Witherington (Asbury Theological Seminary) posting a very fine, interesting response to a John Piper interview about the perceived arrogance and negativity of Calvinists. Having been raised in, studied in, and served in Calvinistic circles for many years before coming to Lutheranism, I found some of Dr. . . .
In many liturgical Christian circles, the rites of Morning Prayer or Matins often begin with these words from Psalm 51:
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
As innocent as this invocation may sound, Luther suggests that there is quite a bit more to David's request than may first meet the eye. . . .
OK, I need help understanding the current state of the economy and how the proposed bailout will help make things better. Once again I freely admit to being an engineer and a theologian, not a politician nor an economist...with that in mind, I have been mulling over the following thoughts and am looking for an education. Here . . .
The crucifixion, which ended with the triumphant cry, "It is finished" (John 19.30), was the offering of the all-sufficient sacrifice for the atonement of all sinners. The Man on the cross was the Lamb of God, who bears the sins of the world to carry them away from the face of God. The salvation of the whole world . . .
When people ask what I'm involved in at NASA, I usually tell them, "the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and Constellation." The last answer usually draws a blank stare, as NASA (IMO) hasn't done a very good job publicizing or creating public interest in our next efforts in space--a return to the moon. . . .