Sunday, September 27, 2009

Odds & Ends

  • Blue skies but cool, with daytime temperatures in the mid-50s; it's definitely autumn here on the Oregon Coast.
  • I don't know whether to be charmed or alarmed by this fact -- but here in the contiguous states of the USA, you are never more than 145-miles from a McDonald's. (h/t to Brainiac)
  • Am I being paranoid, or has the New King James Version become the unofficial authorized Bible of conservative Adventism? And if so, then why?
  • BioEd Online reports that conformity kills civilizations -- when conditions change, they have nowhere to go for new ideas. Be nice to the oddballs in your church, in other words; you may need them some day.
  • The New York Times says a lack of sleep may increase your chance of catching a cold -- and Reuters reports it may increase your odds of getting Alzheimer's. So when your church members complain that your sermons are boring, tell them the extra sleep they're getting is good for their health.
  • Traffic was up last week from all over. Most of my foreign visitors were from Finland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Hungary; most of my domestic visitors were from Oregon, Washington, Texas, Michigan, and Colorado.
  • And I'll close with this quote from Poul Anderson: "I have yet to see any problems, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated."

1 comment:

David Hamstra said...

Re: NKJV

This is odd because the NASB actually follows the textus receptus more than the NKJV in my experience. I suppose it's probably just the name that makes it popular.