Posts Tagged "children"

Recognizing Greatness

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Recognizing Greatness

It was January 12th, 2007, on a cold winter morning in a Washington, D.C. Metro station. A man was actually playing a violin for the roughly 1000 people who walked by during rush hour. Hardly anyone noticed him. In fact, Gene Weingarten, who wrote the piece for the Washington Post said, “Three minutes went by before something happened. Sixty-three people had already passed when, finally, there was a breakthrough of sorts. A middle-age man altered his gait for a split second, turning his head to notice that there seemed to be some guy playing music. Yes, the man kept walking, but it was...

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Epigenetics – The Sins of the Father

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 0 comments

Epigenetics – The Sins of the Father

When I was a boy, my dad would tell me I received all my good behavior from my mom, and all my bad behavior from him. At times, as a teen, I would reflect on my parents and consider my character, thinking what my dad said was more often true than not. He was joking of course, but by the time I was in my late teens, any traits I did see of my dad within myself, I wanted nothing to do with. Little did I know, the die was cast for a large part of my character. I saw the results of his poor health, stress at work, and years of smoking and drinking turn into heart attacks and a series of strokes....

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44 Questions Christian’s can’t answer

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 0 comments

44 Questions Christian’s can’t answer

Why do innocent children have to suffer with terminal diseases such as cancer? What part of ‘God’s plan’ is this exactly? The question of evil and why there is suffering in this world is something we all struggle with, especially if you believe, (as I do), in an all knowing, and all powerful God. Romans 8:28 explains that everything works together for the good of those who love Him and are called by Him. Well that sounds great, but to the unbeliever who has lost a parent, friend, or child to cancer it does little or nothing to comfort them. R. E. Pucket has a list of difficult questions you...

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Murder of innocents

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument | 0 comments

Murder of innocents

1. Is there ever a time that it is ok to kill an innocent child? 2. What are your thoughts on a leader, (say Obama?), who sets out a set of laws and then exempts himself from them? Is that person moral? What of their personal character? 3. Assuming you have read through my weakly veiled attempt at misdirection, by what line of reasoning is God himself exempt from following the rules he laid out, specifically the ones on not murdering people? A young man by the name of Andrew posted those above questions on Facebook a few months ago. I believe he once attended our church,  but I am not sure....

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Handcrafting Disciples

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Handcrafting Disciples

Not long ago I had a parent come in and thank me for something I did for her daughter who is in my class. Her daughter had an assignment with all the other students, and part of the assignment required each student to stand up in front of the class and give a brief report. This student is extremely shy and had already received a zero when she refused to give an oral report. After this happened a couple of times, I talked to her about it. I managed to get her to agree that if I kicked out all the boys in the class, the next time she had an oral report, she would do it. The thought of this...

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