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Political Debates

October 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

RealLivePreacher recently posted Why political debates aren’t very helpful From that post… So the debate becomes just another format for candidates to deliver campaign speeches. True, the speeches are more off-the-cuff, so you can see how they react under pressure. But that’s what we are hearing. Sound bites and campaign speeches. We hear what the […]

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Tags: Education · USA

A few links about the Credit Crisis and Bailout

October 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on A few links about the Credit Crisis and Bailout

Some of you know that my degree is in accounting. I probably wouldn’t choose that one again if I could go back (I’d choose physics, most likely), but I did enjoy studying business, finance and economics. I found such study valuable in much of my work after college and before coming to Taiwan. I’m not […]

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Tags: Education · USA · World

A Look At “Home Service”

October 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Home service (or furlough) is a regular part of most missionaries’ lives. For us, it comes about every 2-3 years and consists of us visiting various people and churches in the USA. Our next home service is scheduled for November 2008 to March 2008. It seems like this experience used to be called furlough and […]

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Tags: Education · Missions · World

Science War!

August 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Science War!

Arron Chambers at My Lord and My Blog links to this article about the University of California denying course credit for high school students from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution. The hypocrisy is astounding. As Arron points out… . . . and Creationists are supposed to be the […]

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Tags: Education · General

5 Leadership Lessons

August 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

… from Dave Ferguson who is the lead pastor at Community Christian Church which meets all over Chicagoland. 5 Leadership Lessons It Took A Long Time To Learn As our church is making some big decisions right now… I find these 5 tips helpful. I like them all, but my fav at first glance is […]

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Tags: Church Planting/The Church · Education · General · Lifehacks

Taipei 101 Tuned Mass Damper in Action

June 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Many of you who have visited us have been to the top of Taipei 101. The views are amazing… but one of the most interesting things you can see at the top is the 730 ton tuned mass damper which provides stability during high winds or earthquakes. Some of you who have visited are physics […]

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Tags: Education · General · Taiwan · Tech

Love this House!

June 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

How would your kids like to live in a house filled with puzzles, contraptions, and secret compartments which are just built into the house itself? In our case… it wouldn’t just be my kids, but my kids’ dad too! This article is about such a house. The parents were remodeling and asked the design firm […]

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Tags: Education · Family · Fun and Games · General · Tech

The Dying Art of Thinking

May 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Dying Art of Thinking

Although I’m old enough to feel old sometimes… like yesterday (after hoops and squash on Sunday)… and today (after 40k on the bike on Monday – with a cat)… I’m not probably old enough to know for sure that Ravi Zacharias is right about The Dying Art of Thinking, although I suspect that he is. […]

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Tags: Bible · Books · Education · General · Lifehacks

Book Review: March to Victory

May 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Book Review: March to Victory

This was a good book. I’ve had an interest in the Normandy campaign for years, but still learned some from this book. What was most valuable for me, though, was the coverage of the Italy campaign and the German/Soviet front. The book was edited by Tony Hall and he compiled a very nice group of […]

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Tags: Books · General · History

Taiwan WWII

May 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Taiwan WWII

Patrick Cowsill has a really interesting post about POWs in Taiwan during WWII. If you remember… Taiwan was under Japanese control until the end of WWII… so the POWs were Allied forces. Patrick’s grandfather served in the Pacific and writes… Actually, my grandpa hated the war; he rarely talked about it. Same with my grandfather, […]

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Tags: Books · Family · General · History · Taiwan · USA