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Less formal writings and musings on life

New Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise In Early Trial

In January I wrote about Stanford’s new research showing tremendous hope of a cure for Alzheimer’s. The Wall Street Journal reports on another important development from Biogen. A Biogen Idec Inc. drug that targets plaque buildup in the brain slowed...

The Results Are In: Uber Won

Two months ago, Martin Organization Vice President Nicholas Stehle told you that conservatives love Uber; in fact, he gave you the top 7 reasons. What you might not realize is that there was a war for your business – and Uber won. Uber is raising money...

Mark Cuban is Not Happy About Net Neutrality

In the wake of the Democrat-controlled FCC’s decision to regulate the Internet using 1930s telecommunications laws, Mark Cuban has some not-so-nice things to say about Washington D.C.’s Internet power grab. From Business Insider: Cuban says net neutrality...

Davy Crockett: Hero of Liberty

Today marks the 179th anniversary of the martyrdom of the heroes of the Alamo, who died to delay the dictator Santa Anna’s army long enough so that Texian troops could rally and defend their homes. Singular among those heroes was Colonel and Congressman David S....

Why Peak Oil Predictions Haven’t Come True

I’ve written about the myth of “peak oil” for at least eight years — every year brings new evidence against the prophecies of the doomsayers and yet every year their faulty premises require debunking. As I said in 2006 (“Oil is Well: The...

On Naming Things

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to thy name give glory. – Psalm 115:1 The opening words of the 115th Psalm are, in Latin, the same words that King Henry V commanded be sung after his miraculous victory at the Battle of Agincourt, in Latin as “Non...

How 3-D Printing Will Change the Way We Eat

Aside from creating decorative confections of chocolate and sugar, 3D printing offers possibilities to help feed everyone exactly to taste and need. Printing food still has far to go to compete with the swiftness of a Star Trek replicator, but the innovations...

Contemporary Worship Music?

Nicholas Stehle posted an article on Facebook today entitled “My Journey Away From Contemporary Worship Music,” which is quite good and worth a look. My perspective is similar to the writer’s. I was a youth choir director, youth minister, music...

Spiritual State of the Nation

Another great piece from my friend (and our Southern Baptist Convention President) Dr. Ronnie Floyd. Enjoy.     Spiritual State of the Nation by Ronnie Floyd 19 January 2015 This is the State of the Union season, where our President will address the nation,...

Top 7 Reasons Conservatives Love Uber

Uber is a major market disrupter, and we all know how much conservatives – especially young people – love disrupting markets. For the first time, incumbent taxicab companies have real competition for customers’ business.

How Southern Baptists Became Pro-Life

This account of one of the major turning points in American cultural and political life was published at Baptist Press on Friday, looking forward to Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The life issue helped bring about the Conservative Resurgence in the SBC, and as it...

Have We Miscounted the Solar System?

Scientists at Cambridge and Madrid believe there could be at least two more planets beyond Neptune that no one knows about, according to reports from Phys.org. The researchers’ data greatly contradicts current theories of the Solar System’s formation (but...

The Crusades in Perspective

Facebook is again filled with defenders of Islamist “feelings” in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Eventually but invariably they invoke that favorite liberal trump card, the Crusades. But I have to marvel at the tendency of these people to focus so...

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