04
Jul
2007
July 4, 2007
Curt.Smith
By most measures, the Internet is still a teenager -- not yet 20 years old.  Of course, Al Gore quibbles with that -- and clearly futurists talked about linking computers in the 70s and the Defense Department funded the research forging the building blocks of the Internet during the 80s. But this new, energetic, strapping creation -- still a teen-ager -- show us so much about our times in its youthful exuberance.  It has the power to save lives by delivering essential knowledge and information to remote and distant places at little...
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04
Jul
2007
July 4, 2007
How fitting that we struggle with skyrocketing tax bills on this Fourth of July.  You know it's bad when Matt Tully calmly explains "civics 101" to the citizenry and security guards protect assessors' offices.  It is unconscionable that the legislature knew it was coming all along -- a perfect storm of court-directed tax reform, legislative inaction, municipal pressure cookers, and runaway school spending and you've got fireworks like the Fourth of July. But here's the big bang:  all the little stuff has been thrown...
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03
Jul
2007
July 3, 2007
Ryan.McCann
“In the beginning God…” OR “In the beginning BOOM?” Recently, there have been quite a few comments in Indiana blogs about the new Creation Museum in Kentucky.  More than a few have poked fun at the idea that God created earth.  Science has disproved it, they say. The implications of each view are quite astounding.  Either we are intentional creations of an all-powerful God or we are chance happenings, something that has come to be because two particles billions of years ago happened to intersect. Our views, then, of truth must...
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03
Jul
2007
July 3, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
I found myself pondering this question recently.  Apparently from their conspicuous marketing campaign, the Jesus Metropolitan Community Church in Indianapolis wants us to. We take up the specific point of the WJD campaign here, but want to examine their overall theological bent in this post.  That seems more fundamental. I have to admit, the JMCC has developed an interesting and compelling mission described on their website.  As a church, they describe themselves in the following fashion:We are a Christian Church that embraces...
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