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Monthly Archives: September 2009



And Ruth went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.  – Ruth 2:3 One of the lost concepts in modern Christianity is providence.  The notion of personal autonomy has been […]

Lickety split


The 5000 meter race is 3.1 miles.  That’s about how far your average middle-aged jogger goes.  The layout of my neighborhood makes me go a bit farther, about 3.4 miles.  At my slogging-along speed, I cover 3.4 miles in 29 minutes.  At the speed these guys go, they’d cover the same ground in under 14 […]

Fossils rewrite history again… again… again….


Another fossil, another rewrite of history.  Here’s one from China.  Here’s an ape-man from South Africa.  Here’s one about fossilized dookey from America.  And one from Mexico is about crabs.  The latest is a human skull from Georgia (Europe).  Each of these was a fossil that was all wrong and required some aspect of evolution […]

Does it mean this or not?


One of the central controversies involved in the doctrine of the limited atonement is whether the relevant plain-language texts actually mean what they appear to say.  The question is valid since what’s supposedly plain didn’t originate in English.  Either we all have to learn Greek, or else some fundamental rules of comprehending the basic textual […]

Death by bureaucrat


The Wall Street Journal has a chilling piece written by Andrew Klavan on what death by bureaucrat might actually look like.  The real money quote in the article is just a snippet where Klavan notes, as many have, that “death panels” are inevitable once the government gets involved.  There’s just no way they can avoid […]

Israel’s best soldier wished for peace


David mourned when Saul and his friend Jonathan fell in battle.  And he looked forward to a day when nation would not lift up sword against nation, and they shall not learn war any more.  Even so come, Lord Jesus! The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! […]

WTO finds Europeans cheated. Duh.


We are shocked, shocked to learn that the Europeans have cheated on their free trade agreements with the United States.  In case you don’t keep up with military news, the Air Force needs a new fleet of tanker airplanes, and bids were accepted from both Boeing and Europe’s Airbus.  We now learn that Airbus was […]

Trash Talk Czar Van Jones Eighty-Sixed


Van Jones has resigned according to various published reports.  It was Mr. Obama himself who said he should be judged by his advisers.  Van Jones was… not a very good one.  That a person with his views could have been appointed to a high position in the administration is one of the things that’s making […]

Not in the book


Nehemiah’s task of putting the pieces of Israel back together included reconstructing the priesthood.  Israel had a hereditary priesthood comprised of the descendants of Aaron.  Among the Jews released by Persia to return to Jerusalem were certain people who identified themselves as priests.  Nehemiah checked the records (Neh 7:5) to confirm their identities, but their […]

Rain in Spain falls on solar panels.


The Wall Street Journal has published a report on the solar power industry in Spain.  The Spanish originally went into solar power expecting the “green jobs” economy to flourish.  As we’ve stated here at AVFTA, the green jobs economy is a net drain on the real economy.  Compelling everyone to invest heavily in inefficient ways […]

Vine story


Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without […]

Using a flame thrower to get the fleas off your dog


One of the lessons learned from the twentieth century, history’s bloodiest, is that it’s a Really Big Mistake to let government get too much power over its people.  When governments do this, they tend to start killing their domestic opponents in very large numbers.  Typically, this threat has come from the left — think National […]