For centuries in moments of sharp civic discontent, anyone and everyone can take to the streets and demand change. The First Amendment protects “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” From the Stamp Act boycotts of the 1760’s to the 1913 suffrage parade and […]
There was a study done at an Ivy League University several years back where researchers asked students to estimate the slope of a hill. Those that were alone overestimated the slope and saw the hiller steeper than what it was, while those with colleagues saw the hill smaller. The study found that it is easier
The word origin for Bachelor comes from the days of Knights, a knight bachelor. A knight too young or poor to gather vassals under his own banner. A knight bachelor was the lowest rank of a knighted man; one who fought under another knight’s banner until he could prove his prowess and receive his own
One day while I was at home on break from college I was sitting at the kitchen table with my Dad. He shared with me a newspaper article called ‘The Station’, written by Robert Hastings. Over 35 years later, I still have the original cutout from that evening’s paper. It means that much to me.
This is a great parable I once read: A man once asked God about heaven and hell. “I will show you hell,” God said, and took the man into a room. A large banquet table in the center was laden with every conceivable delicacy. The sight and smell of food were intoxicating. Around the table
Easter Sunday sermons often mention the large stone in front of the tomb and the spices being brought by the women. As the women arrived at the tomb they were concerned about circumstances – how would they move the large stone, and would the spices be enough. They lost focus on the vision Jesus had