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Milestone: the 100th Post

100thThis, my friends, is post number one hundred!

Rather than thank the academy I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement.  I have had much feedback that you are being challenged by what I am writing.  I would also have to say that I am being challenged by those of you who comment on what I am posting here and on Twitter (you know who you are).

Please continue to read, but more importantly help me by challenging my thinking, asking tough questions, and correcting me where I need correction.

Okay, so I couldn’t help but to a bit of a retrospective.  Here are the top 10 posts of my first 100:

  1. Missing Link Found
  2. The God Who Wasn’t There
  3. XXXchurch
  4. Culture Conversations: Godwitter
  5. Godwitter is Dead
  6. Jesus Actually Meant It!
  7. ‘Post’ Because of ‘Un’
  8. Creation Museum Supports Evolution
  9. Sad But True
  10. The Evangelist and the Megaphone

Once again: thank you.  This has been an amazingly rewarding experience, and it is because of the great opportunities for conversation that this forum has provided.  I am looking forward to hearing from you in the next 100!

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Reflections on Getting Older

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What is your earliest memory?  I have met only the rare person who says that they can remember something from their infancy.  A few years ago in a seminar about brain development I learned that there is a definite and solid connection in the brain with language and memory.  The idea is that once we learn a language, our interface with memory is almost exclusively the conduit of memory.  We do have memory of our infancy, but it is stored in such an entirely different way it cannot be readily accessed by any means that we have tested and “perfected.”

Today marks another year further from that time of my life.  With recent unveiling of the “missing link” and my own life journey, that time of infancy seems more and more elusive.  It is the origin of myself that is so much more intereging than is the origin of the species.  It is as if those early memories, if somehow attainable, could tell me something not only about where I started but where I am going.

Thankfully some pieces of life are coming together in a way that helps me decide what I want to do for the next few years, though what I want to be when I grow up is still lost in the jungle of the future.  I am learning more and more to give more and more of myself to my God who is so much more qualified to run this life than I am.  I look forward to seeing what God has in store for me in the coming months until I sit here again reflecting on becoming yet another year older.

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Missing Link Found

Ida-the-missing-link-prim-001Named “Ida” by the scientists that have studied her in secret for the past 2 years, this fossil is being hailed as the long-sought-for “missing link” connecting the evolutionary chain from humankind to other primates.  It is the most complete fossil ever found being 95% complete.  The fossil is said to even have indications of hair and the remnents of the animal’s last meal.

What does this say about the age-old debate between evolution and creation?  Of course the implied question is does it say anything? 

Oddly enough there are a growing number of Christians that believe that the creation story in the opening chapters of Genesis is more of a poem and not meant to be read literally.  Additionally these also believe that God may have set to motion the beginnings of the world and could have had a direct hand in the nurturing of higher forms of life. 

Where do you stand in light of this “evidence”?

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