Article of the Day (Aug 14)

Fig Wasps The life cycle of fig wasps is intimately intertwined with that of the fig trees they inhabit. It begins when a female wasp enters the fruit through a natural opening and deposits her eggs inside, pollinating the inner flowers in the process. Next, non-pollinating wasps deposit their eggs. After maturing inside the fig, […]

Don’t Lose Jesus in the Crowd

Bible Reading: Luke 2:41-52 Mary and Joseph were faithful and sought to honour God by going to the Feast of the Passover in Jerusalem every year. At the age of twelve a Jewish boy became a “son of the Law” and began to observe the requirements of the Law. Thus at twelve years of age […]

Those Who Look for Trouble Always Find it

BY PETER KROL In Proverbs 7, Solomon unmasks immorality’s deception to help us stand against it. The problem, however, is that you and I usually don’t want to stand against it. Now we’ll give plenty of lip service to “accountability” and “boundaries.” We love to wallow in guilt and misery. We whine about the springtime […]

Beyond the Kruger

Originally posted on filosopete:
Often, I come across foreign visitors to Cape Town who inform me that they never knew South Africa had more than one national park. While a visit to the majestic Kruger National Park comes highly recommended, please be aware of others from the southern tip of Africa, where Indian Ocean meets…

The Manifestations of the Spirit

Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 There was a lot of life and also a lot of problems in the church at Corinth. Writing to the Corinthians, Paul has been addressing some of the problems. They include disunity, immorality and lack of discipline, the misuse of the Lord’s Supper, and misunderstandings about the resurrection of the […]

Article of the Day (Aug 11)

Lake Malawi The third largest lake in Africa and ninth largest in the world, Lake Malawi is bounded on the west and south by Malawi, on the east by Mozambique, and on the north by Tanzania. Also known as Lake Nyasa—so named by Scottish missionary David Livingstone in 1859—it is approximately 360 miles (580 km) […]

Keepers of the Flame

Originally posted on Ad Infinite-item:
Is the flame of Biblical Christian thought in America being diminished, diluted, slowly extinguishing it of form, truth and beauty?  ______________________ “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul…

Have you ever had a bad seatmate on an airplane?

Todd Pettigrew, Writer I once arrived at my spot to find that the passenger on the aisle seat next to my window seat was already there. But as I put my bag in the overhead bin, I noticed that he paid no attention to me at all. He just stared straight ahead like I wasn’t […]

Creation: Believe It or Not, Part 1

..if you believe that God did create the heavens and the earth, then you are left with the only record of that creation, and that’s Genesis 1, and you are bound to accept the text of Genesis 1 as the only appropriate and accurate description of that creative act. Well tonight, as you know if you […]