Animals appear in Scripture as symbols in crucial theological areas: God, man, sacrifices, case laws, nations, tyrannies, food laws, prophecies, and more . . . all for important reasons to which we really need to pay attention. Your freedom depends on it. Commentary on Genesis 1:20-25. Podcast version here.
Blu, a domesticated blue macaw who can’t fly, travels to Rio de Janeiro in search of the only other of his kind, who also happens to be female. When Blu finds her, it is not love at first sight, as he and the independent Jewel work to overcome their differences. Watch now for Joseph’s take […]
I received a lengthy response to my May 4, 2009 Blog article, “Penguins, Dog Vomit, and Human Sexuality.” Instead of the usual name-calling, foul language, unprintable comments, and just plain vileness, the emailer’s response was measured and thoughtful. I suspect that many people would be convinced by some of his argumentation because they are not in the habit of thinking arguments through. To be fair, I am including the content of his entire email. My comments follow in bold after each of his response section…
I received a good number of responsesâ€”not all in favor of my report of Dawkins’ emotion-based argument for protecting Gorillas. Of course, none of those opposing me actually addressed the issue itself (I suppose it is hard to come to the intellectual aid of admittedly emotion-driven claims), instead, they offer what they seem to believe are effective comebacks.
When I heard about the 17 students at Gloucester High School who are expecting babies, it reminded me of the movie Village of the Damned, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos, written by English author John Wyndham and published in 1957.