Ambitions!

September 9th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Ambitions!

Another “graduation” occurred last week.

One of my teachers went to be with the Lord: Dr. Stanley D. Toussaint, Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition, who taught at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1960 (before I was born!) to 2012. He was 89.

Charming, sharp, full of parrot jokes (yup!), and an amazing knowledge of the Scriptures. I count it a privilege to have been one of his “small-fry” students, but the man has taught Dallas Seminary stalwarts…   Read more →

Language!

September 2nd, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2

Language!

Mark Twain is reported to have said:

Let us swear while we may, for in Heaven it will not be allowed.”

The great man would have been happy with the results of a recent study. Jean Twenge, prof of psychology at San Diego State, and her co-researchers analyzed titles of English books published in the US between 1950 and 2008, looking for profanity, specifically for seven words I am ashamed to repeat here. They were, BTW, the “seven words you can never say on television,”…   Read more →

Honesty!

August 26th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Honesty!

George G. Klein, 96, is a World War II Veteran acclaimed as “one of the great celebrities” and a war hero as a veteran of the battle against the Germans in Normandy. He was celebrated during the 73rd anniversary of Normandy during a ceremony recently, honored as one of the 90 survivors in the elite 2nd Ranger Battalion that fought on the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on June 6, 1944.

The guy participated in several commemorative events and, wearing his “Ranger” hat, signed…   Read more →

Fearless!

August 19th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Fearless!

We can become fearless!

So say researchers from the University of California, Riverside, Woong Bin Kim and Jun-Hyeong Cho, in “Encoding of Discriminative Fear Memory by Input-Specific LTP in the Amygdala,” published recently in Neuron.

Cho and Kim used genetically modified mice to study parts of the brain processing sounds and those dealing with emotional memories, the amygdala.

More and more studies seem to indicate that memories can be rewritten, modifying, or even…   Read more →

Waiting!

August 12th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Waiting!

Waiting in line consumes 15% of one’s lifetime. [I made that up. If it isn’t true, it certainly sounds true.] Between waiting in line and sleeping, no wonder I don’t have any time left for anything else.

Some places in the world, no one lines up. It’s a free-for-all. The survival of the fittest. So much so, leading up to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the People’s Republic undertook a vigorous program to train their citizens to queue. They even instituted a “Queueing…   Read more →

Stress!

August 5th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Stress!

An ongoing University of Wisconsin Study (the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention: WRAP) has shown that stress “ages” the brain. Findings presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London pointed to the negative impact on brain function of even one stressful experience in life. Cognitive decline was significantly affected, said the scholars, after studying 1,320 subjects who were asked about stress in their lives as…   Read more →

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

August 1st, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG, Uncategorized | 0

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Stonebriar Community Church, north of Dallas, in Frisco, on August 6 and 13 (9:00 am and 10:45 am).

[For other speaking events, see here.]

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