Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome

Dr. John C. Sanford is a retired Cornell professor with a PhD in plant breeding and plant genetics. He was one of the featured speakers at the recent “Veritas Exchange” series at RIT. As someone whose scientific pursuits were a catalyst in him making the swing from being an atheist to creationist he is – as one would imagine – a bit of an anomaly in the scientific community. This is a two-part interview that begins to explore his thesis titled Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome. I thought it might be an interesting thing to share as I … Continue reading Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome

Love Wins: A Community Dialog

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks you have no doubt caught wind of the firestorm of controversy that surrounds Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins. In his latest release, Bell addresses traditional ideas about Heaven and Hell and asks his readers: “Will only a few select people make it to Heaven? And will billions and billions of people burn forever in Hell?” Even though the book has yet to be released, the questions Rob Bell has raised have set off a firestorm of criticism around the internet. Justin Taylor labeled Bell a “Universalist” … Continue reading Love Wins: A Community Dialog

The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine

For the past several weeks the series of teaching at our church has focused on the subject of marriage and relationships. Prior to the beginning of yesterday’s message on divorce – the conclusion of the series – this song was performed by two young women with angelic voices; one on keys, the other on guitar. I had heard stuff by The Civil Wars before, but not this tune. It’s beautiful. Enjoy! Continue reading The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine

Said Musa has been released!

According to a reports, Said Musa – who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity – has been freed from prison and has been safely transported out of Afghanistan! Sources indicate that he was actually released on February 21st, but due to the sensitivity of the situation, officials acted in secrecy until he was secure. Little is known about the events, but it has been reported that both the U.S. and Italian Embassies offered him asylum. Continue reading Said Musa has been released!

“My body is theirs to do what they want with.”

If you find yourself short on heroes these days, please allow me to introduce you to Said Musa. In a few short days he is scheduled to be executed in Afghanistan. His crime? Converting to Christianity. Said Musa (also; Sayd Musa, Sayed Mossa) is an amputee; having lost his leg in a land mine explosion in the 1990s. For the past 15 years he has worked with the Red Cross, bringing relief to other amputees as a physiotherapist. For the past eight months he has been held prisoner in Kabul after a television station showed Westerners baptizing new Afghani Christians during secret … Continue reading “My body is theirs to do what they want with.”