Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Saturday, December 20, 2003

In the course of doing research for my sea monsters article, I ran across this website: It is about the best darn apologetics website I have ever seen. I got the feeling the the website guy was a covenant theologian, but I'm willing to lay that aside for his excellence in other areas.

Friday, December 19, 2003

Now I've done it.

The FRBC 2004 Bible Reading List. Not the whole Bible, mind you, but just what I want to read next year, in a somewhat organized fashion. Come along with me on this one, and let's have conversation about what you find interesting.

Microsoft Word format: FRBC2k4BibleReading.doc

Text format: FRBC2k4BibleReading.txt

Sunday, December 14, 2003

On a related subject, Mackubin Thomas Owens said today, "Wesley Clark is Courtney Massengale." I'll let the more literate of you military types figure this one out. It is a profound truth.
So far, I like what Peggy Noonan said best:

"What do we learn? Well, as Samuel Johnson said, "Man needs more to be reminded than instructed," so what are we reminded of through the happy ending of this story?

That human agency works and is an active force in history. You don't have to sit back and accept; you don't have to continue to turn a blind eye; you don't have to sit and do nothing, because all action involves choice and all choice invites repercussion. You can move forward. You can take action. You can go in and remove a threat to the world. You can make the world safer. You can help people. Just because they live in Iraq and we don't bump into them every day doesn't mean they don't merit assistance and even sacrifice.

We are reminded, all of us, that patience is necessary, that nothing big can be accomplished without it. America and Iraq searched day and night for Saddam Hussein for eight months. And for some time they searched for a man half of them thought had already been obliterated in the early days of the war. But they didn't know and they had to find him if he was alive. They had to find him even if he was surrounded by a thousand troops and explosives. So there was their patience, and there was the patience of Washington: political patience. If he's there, we will find him. The administration's foes had attempted to embarrass them for eight months. The administration simply said: If he's there, we will find him; we won't give up until we do. Good for them for not spinning it but simply having faith in the troops and being patient.

And we are reminded that when you do what is right, you can be rewarded. When you summon the guts to take a controversial stand, and accept the price of that stand, and the price comes in every day, you can win. And that victory can make things better."

Read the entire article here: Joy to the World

Operation Red Dawn brings down Saddam.

"And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand."