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The wild river

I went down to the wild river todayIt is sometimes opaque turquoise, sometimes gray, sometimes blue. It is never the same.today it was clear emerald greenwith a mighty constant roarand white foam bursting from the stolid rockstanding firm in the wild frothy midst. The boulders and banks were covered in white snowwith dark green and […]

The Metric System

My 10 year old asked me my opinion about whether we should keep the English System, or go to the metric system, and I realized I didn’t really have an opinion about this. Upon reflection, I decided that I think the English system is the way to go, for these reasons. Let’s suppose that when […]

Light has no speed

This is truly a random insight. I’m sure a real physicist will tear this down in a few seconds, but it makes a lot of sense to me.=========================If you mess with the math a bit on the equation e=mc2, then space and time at the speed of light shrink to nothing, and the person’s mass […]

Hallowing

O God, teach what it means to hallow Your nameso many of the problems in my life stem from thisthat my heartfrom which flows all the streams of lifehallows the wrong thingsand these thingshaving inadequate gloryproduce no real hallowingthus I know nothing in the nowof the hallowed. O God, teach me the passion of hallowing […]

vanishing point

Here is another for your enjoyment.====================================What are we doing with our heritage?unmoored from transcendent purposewe flounder in a world of increasingly meaninglessand more importantly unrelated information.Our scholarship is only something to keep us occupiedwe seek not truth but tenurenot wisdom but vocationnot understanding but a field of study.We move about in unrelated tiny boxesbecause we […]

journal selection

Here is a selection from one of my journals; I hope someone enjoys it.=============================You are no theoryno mere unmoved moverno mere philosophical necessityYou are the God who is REALthe God of truththe God who must bethe God who is my great and lasting passionmystery of mysterieshidden yet inevitableperfect perfect perfectis every thoughtevery timeevery mercyevery revelationevery […]

Richard Dawkins

I realized after my last post that I have been thinking about Richard Dawkins a lot. If you haven’t heard of him, you can read some quotes by him here. As a Christian and a convinced member of the design science camp, you would expect that I would be feeling something negative toward these views. […]

Music and the Long Now

I read a book a while back that my mind often goes back to, called The Clock of the Long Now. They are trying to build a 10,000 year clock, and the basic idea is to force us to think in terms of the impact of our work and our mistakes in a longer term […]