A teenage boy recently asked a question from our Facebook page. My heart goes out to him with everything he is going through. Here is what he wrote:
What is the best April Fools joke you ever pulled off on someone? I have always been, much to my teachers’ disapproval, a practical joker. What many call sinister I sometimes call funny! Just ask around the office and they will tell you! One time at middle school camp I shaved the eyebrows off of a kid that fell asleep in the middle of the day. I do feel bad for doing it, but still crack a smile when I think about how someone could sleep through something like that. A few months ago I was at the Deeper Conference with the guys from Living Waters and I roomed with Mark Spence. Since I had a key to his room, the next day I turned his entire bed upside down, but made it look like it was still made on top. He still hasn’t gotten me back for that yet, but I know it is coming!
Kids love magic tricks. My family and I were in Ohio with my cousin Chad a few weeks ago and he put on a magic show two nights in a row for the kids. They loved it! It is so much fun to see their faces as they watch in amazement, wondering what happened to the ball in the cup.
Have you heard the news? Scientists have created genetically modified mosquitos in an attempt to help control the mosquito population. Because mosquitos carry such a variety of diseases, scientists are discovering ways of reducing the population and ways of switching off the gene that allows malaria to survive inside the mosquito. It is a neat trick, but here is what we think of it:
Author and friend William Gibbons has recently released his book Mokele-Mbembe: Mystery Beast of the Congo Basin, which combines all of the research and exploration done in the Congo of Africa over the last several decades into one exciting journey. Mr. Gibbons, coauthor of the book Claws Jaws and Dinosaurs with Dr. Kent Hovind in 1999 after his third expedition to the Congo, says that 11 years later the evidence is even more overwhelming in favor of the beast. Mokele-Mbembe is an excellent overview that shows detailed fieldwork, and examines the real history of the monster known to the natives as Mokele-Mbembe. The creature is described as larger than an elephant, with a long neck and long tail. The pygmy natives that live in the largest swamp in the world testify to the truth of the dinosaur-like creature that still inhabits their land. Dozens of expeditions into the swamp have been completed, and lots of evidence gathered to make the remarkable claim that these creatures still roam the earth.
I have always gotten a kick out of oxymorons! Webster defines oxymoron as “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words: something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements.”
Many people think that religion and science do not go together. Often, they compartmentalize each into completely separate places in their lives. Science, after all, is based upon observation and testing—unquestionable facts. Right? Religion, on the other hand, is based upon thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Science is material; religion is immaterial. Science gives answers; religion causes problems. Isn’t this the basic attitude towards the two?
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