Rapid Vaccine Development – Covid-19

One common objection to receiving Covid vaccinations is the perception that researchers developed the vaccines too quickly. Knowing the scientific reasons for this triumph of timing and the rigors of testing and production quality controls ought to alleviate this concern. I recently viewed a PBS program on American Experience entitled The Polio Crusade. Even though … More Rapid Vaccine Development – Covid-19

Developing a Biblical Worldview – Worldview Footings: The Case for Vaccines

Three recent observations: 1. Word continues to reach us of self-identified Christians who have fallen ill with Covid. Some have required hospitalization experiencing severe pneumonia symptoms. Given current vaccination statistics, it is safe to assume that the majority of these individuals are unvaccinated. One hospitalized acquaintance reported that all their “Christian” friends encourage them not … More Developing a Biblical Worldview – Worldview Footings: The Case for Vaccines

HONOR

Today, September 20, 2021, I achieved my three-score and ten years on this planet. Reaching this milestone and transitioning to a new decade of life is an occasion for reflection. I am reflecting on significant lessons learned during the formative years of my childhood. At times awareness of lessons imparted during my youth went unnoticed … More HONOR

Leavening the Loaf

The request I am about to make has nothing to do with my blog today. Right now, close your eyes and, for a few moments, picture the color red in your imagination. Great! Now, as you read the rest of this blog, do not imagine the color red. What just happened? Despite my disclaimer, the … More Leavening the Loaf

Accountable Freedom “A voice of one crying in the wilderness.”

In my reading today, I came across the word altruism, a term I do not often encounter these days. The context is in the book, Successful Aging by Daniel J Levitin (pp. 202-203). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. “In the United States, one-quarter of people aged sixty-five and older volunteer, and in Canada, more than … More Accountable Freedom “A voice of one crying in the wilderness.”

THE JOY AND WONDER OF SCIENCE – Increasing Our Science Knowledge Base

Introduction: How do we as humans come to put our trust in someone or something? Builders rely on reinforced concrete to construct a typical building’s foundation. A knowledge base constitutes a foundation for trust. The more information we have, the better we can decide who or what to trust. Built upon that knowledge base is … More THE JOY AND WONDER OF SCIENCE – Increasing Our Science Knowledge Base

ANCHORED AND ALIGNED

Anchored in His Person and Presence “For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men indeed swear by … More ANCHORED AND ALIGNED

DEFY CONVENTION

On advice from my Physical Therapists, I began using forearm crutches in the past couple of years. The rudimentary aluminum forearm crutch feature a round tubular hand grip. While being tutored on their use by my PT, my hands began to hurt, even with the padded grips. I did some research on the web. I … More DEFY CONVENTION

TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 4

Besides physical work-outs, spiritual and psychological exercise is also critical during transitions. Several consequential thoughts have reinforced my mindset as I process vocational changes. This day was coming.  When my mother turned 80, my brothers and I gathered in San Marcos, California. We took mom out to dinner to celebrate her milestone. Mom enjoyed affirming, … More TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 4

TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 3

MY CATALYTIC CONVERGENCE – #3 VOCATION  The Latin word “voca,” which means to call, is the root for the English word vocation. In Christianity, the term acknowledges that there is a divine purpose or calling in ours lives. We, as humans, do not merely exist. We have purpose. Early Church history teachers such as Origen and Augustine … More TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 3