4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound[a]teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
Last night my husband had teeth-chattering chills and lips as white as paper, and no amount of blankets piled on him, nor hugs and body heat, nor a hot water bottle, could warm him. A few hours later, I awoke from a sound sleep to find his torso and forehead hot to the touch. A digital thermometer inserted under his arm ran up to 104.2 degrees. That got me t […]
“Chelsea, would you like to live in Paris for a short period of time?” My spirit groaned as I read this text message, which my fiancé sent me a few weeks ago. “How long is short?” I replied. At that moment, any stretch of life in Paris sounded long to me. I sometimes feel traumatized after driving an hour to the Elmira mall, to say nothing of flying over the […]
Forensic scientist Timothy Palmbach spent his 8-month sabbatical from the University of New Haven in Connecticut (UNH) visiting Eastern Europe, Central America, South Asia, and East Africa—not for a vacation, but to use modern DNA analysis to investigate and help prosecute cases of human trafficking. Their goal is to build a database of DNA samples collected […]
Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens? Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 94, thinks the Constitution needs at least six amendments in order to bring the country more in line with what he believes is good for us. He outlin […]
Smoke out. The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules today to protect minors from the dangers of electronic cigarettes. The guidelines would be the government’s first attempt to regulate e-cigarettes, frequently marketed as a safer way to smokers to get a nicotine fix while they try to quit. E-cigarettes heat a liquid nicotine solution instead of b […]
Historic newsreel. British Pathé has uploaded 85,000 historic newsreels to its YouTube channel. The archive is searchable and contains many films documenting wars, cultural events, and disasters. One documents the explosion of the hydrogen-filled Hindenberg over New Jersey. Another has the president of the American Planned Parenthood Federation, Margaret Sle […]
Wisconsin enacted the first law in the country barring parents from privately giving away their adopted children to someone other than a relative last week. While Christian adoption agencies applauded the move, they also called for greater support for parents dealing with difficult adoptive children. The law, signed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesd […]
Old Testament: Josh 21-22 Psalm: Ps 105:26-45 New Testament: Rom 3-4 Old Testament: Josh 21-22 Josh 21-22 Back to top Joshua 21-22 Cities and Pasturelands Allotted to Levi 21 Then the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites came to Eleazar the priest and to Joshua the son of Nun and to the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the peopl […]
“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.