Keith Brenton offers a quick, but in depth, review of what the Bible has to say about salvation, heaven, and hell. Who receives salvation and who doesn’t? How will we be judged? When does salvation begin? How long does it last? Is hell a real place? Does everyone receive eternal life, saved or not?
This is well worth the read, and/because Keith does a better job than most anyone of allowing the Bible to speak for itself.
Public versus private revelation — how it all began.
The Economist compares individual states in the U.S. to countries around the world in terms of Gross Domestic Product and population. My home state of Alabama is roughly equivalent to Nigeria, California is Italy, and Texas is Russia. Arizona is comparable to Thailand, though I think you guys know which of those two I’d choose for to make my place of residence.
You might say I’m addicted to infographics; it’s hard for me to not look at them when I have the opportunity. And they’re popping up all over the internet. This is a link to another one. And it was put out by a secular company. Did you know that 42.7% of internet users view pornography?
Of course I think Diet Coke is better than most drinks (save Diet Dr. Pepper, the undisputed king of beverages). But recent research has shown that Diet Coke is now more popular in the U.S. than Pepsi. And 4 of the top 10 sodas are now diet drinks. Is America getting thinner? Because I’ve not noticed….
Many of you know my brother… or perhaps one of his alter-egos. Others of you are only familiar with his guests posts here and here. And the remainder of you are probably better off than those in the first two categories. Or at least you’re less likely to have been embarrassed publicly or greeted at your door by a tall, blonde guy asking to sleep on your couch.
Brian just moved to South Korea. And he’s decided to start up the ol’ blog again. Check it out if you enjoy reading about the screwball antics of an extremely intelligent man… ‘s brother.
I can’t tell you how often, while watching television or film, I see an actor I recognize from another show or movie. Or from lots of other shows and movies. I always say, “Hey, it’s ‘that guy!'”
Apparently I’m not alone. This page is dedicated to “that guy” and lists over 100 of him — with pictures. It’s a virtual yearbook of “that guy”s. Everyone’s there, from “that Chinese guy” (James Hong) to “that bald guy with funny teeth that looks like Dwight Yoakam” (Clint Howard — are they really the same person?). This is your place to find “that guy.”