Kneecaps Are Fragile! Where I’ve Been For The Past Week

Did you miss me? Probably not, but that’s okay. Just thought I would let you know why I’ve not been posting for the past week.  While shoveling snow February 20, I suddenly fell and landed directly on my left kneecap.

The kneecap was broken into four discreet pieces and required surgery to repair. The surgery was this past Monday, March 4, and went well. But I’ve been dealing with the usual pain and disruption of normal routines that come with a serious injury, surgery and recovery.

Busted kneecaps are not an easy recovery, apparently. I don’t know how long I will have to wear the leg brace you see in the accompanying photo, but I hope it’s not too long because, of course, now that I can’t, it’s driving me crazy not being able to bend my leg!

But starting Monday, I will be back posting. Hope you are having a great weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour tonight!

This Millennial Woman Uses AI To Help Police ID, Track And Prevent Human Trafficking

What does a 16-year-old American traveling across Eastern Europe do when she sees young kids begging on the street and learns they are there because of Russian human traffickers?

For Emily Kennedy, co-founder of Pittsburgh-based Marinus Analytics, that experience was her introduction to the horrendous world of human trafficking, which exists everywhere on Earth and encompasses men and women, but especially young girls, who are forced into everything from prostitution to petty street crimes.

And why should anybody working on Capitol Hill know about this millennial?

Continue reading “This Millennial Woman Uses AI To Help Police ID, Track And Prevent Human Trafficking”

Here’s Why Atheistic Evolution Lacks Logic (Note: That’s Atheistic, Not Theistic, Evolution At Issue Here)

Things, including people, tend to change over time and, according to the conventional wisdom of many of the top folks among the scientific and cultural elite, if you combine enough time with the right kind of matter and the phenomenon called “chance,” you get to evolution as an explanation of the origins of life on Earth.

Note that the phrase can either refer to theistic evolution, which God uses, or a-theistic evolution, which puts God entirely out of the picture. There is also an important distinction to be made between macro-evolution, which concerns the appearance of distinct species, and micro-evolution, which concerns the appearance of changes within species.

So why should anybody working on Capitol Hill care about this?

Continue reading “Here’s Why Atheistic Evolution Lacks Logic (Note: That’s Atheistic, Not Theistic, Evolution At Issue Here)”

Two Guys Who Know Explain Why Jesus Must Have Died On The Cross

One of the most common objections to the New Testament account of crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is that He didn’t actually die, but rather somehow survived.

There are variations in the argument but they essentially go on to claim Jesus was mistakenly assumed by his Roman executioners to be dead, He was buried and then revived in the coolness of the tomb and somehow escaped.

From there, according to the skeptics, Jesus lived an anonymous life in India or Japan or somewhere, anywhere but Heaven at the right hand of God the Father, as claimed by the New Testament (see, for example, the Gospel of John).

Continue reading “Two Guys Who Know Explain Why Jesus Must Have Died On The Cross”

Just In Case You See A Guy Around Congress With ‘HillFaith’ On His Mac

It’s Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, and for the first time I am doing something I have eagerly anticipated for a long time. I am sitting in a Dirksen Senate Office Building food shop doing “office hours.”

No, not office hours like college professors keep because I’m not here grading, or judging, anybody. Rather, I will be spending a couple of hours a day several days each week simply working in one of the many places throughout the Capitol complex where folks refuel and refresh.

Continue reading “Just In Case You See A Guy Around Congress With ‘HillFaith’ On His Mac”

The ‘Goldilocks Principle’ Shows Earth Was Designed For Humans

Do you recall the story of Goldilocks from your youth? She struggled as she sought the right porridge, chair, and bed, but in the end, her discoveries were “just right.”

The Goldilocks Principle in secular cosmology is a recognition by scientists that the Earth appears to be “just right” for life to exist on it. Leading science magazines routinely run articles updating their audiences on the hunt for other Goldilocks planets with just the right conditions for life to exist upon them as it does on Earth. The Earth appears to be designed for us.

Continue reading “The ‘Goldilocks Principle’ Shows Earth Was Designed For Humans”

Thoughts On Valentine’s Day, Chocolate And Child Labor

Valentines Day is for lovers, especially lovers of chocolate, but here’s a fact that you may not know – Nearly half of the world’s chocolate is produced in the Ivory Coast of Africa, much of it with child labor.

That’s according to The Brookings Institution’s Molly Curtiss and Jenny Perlman Robinson, who write:

Continue reading “Thoughts On Valentine’s Day, Chocolate And Child Labor”