Also known as glossolalia, speaking in tongues is one of the more controversial and potentially fascinating gifts of the Holy Spirit. Critics say participants are just “making it up” while believers say they are united by a mysterious power that transcends all we know. I just stumbled across this video now, having wanted to go… Read More What is speaking in tongues?
Have you ever seen a perfect nature scene knowing that if you try to open a window or door to get closer you’ll scare the subject away? That happens to me a lot. The other day this little rabbit was sunbathing in complete sunlight giving a perfect side view. But I was inside with the… Read More Nature waits
Hi everyone, just yesterday I had a vivid and slightly off-putting dream about Toronto in the distant future. The city was massive and far more authoritarian than today. Good timing for a revision of this fictional scenario where Louis and Stella encounter a strange, cold tyrant. I hope you enjoy it! — MC 🙂 ©… Read More The Chronicles of Louis Brandon, Time Traveler — Chapter 10 Conclusion, Chapter 11 Teaser
The Background The Christian Gospels are the first four books appearing in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) that narrate the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Traditionally attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, most scholars say the Gospels were probably not written by eyewitnesses or apostles. The first… Read More The Christian Gospels – A Message for Life
Philosophers and anthropologists alike question the entire idea of progress. While one culture develops in one particular area, a different culture may advance in another. The status quo makes value judgments as to which culture is more ‘evolved’ or ‘advanced’ than the other. But these judgments are highly biased, so the argument goes. When the… Read More Does ‘progress’ always entail botched beginnings?
The past few days have been uncharacteristically busy and now that spring/summer is here, all the usual and arguably unnecessary noise has raised its ugly head in the city. As someone who usually needs an afternoon nap due to the 24-hour nature of my work, the noise sometimes makes me wonder if we really have… Read More Just in Time
A new paper discusses how light interacts with theoretical objects called “topological solitons” — kinks in the fabric of space-time that look just like black holes. Source: Some black holes may actually be tangles in the fabric of space-time, new research suggests | Live Science Opinion One of the things I wanted to pursue in… Read More Some black holes may actually be tangles in the fabric of space-time, new research suggests | Live Science
Opinion I’ve got some seasonal outdoor work to do so will be reducing my hours at Earthpages for the next little while. Normally, I’d edit an AI film summary to make it more “me” but in this case I just don’t have time. I did see, however, a BBC News segment about this film with… Read More The Kerala Story – A film that divides or amplifies divisions?
PARIS – France is particularly exposed to Russian espionage and interference, such as intelligence officers under diplomatic cover and disinformation, because of its importance on the international scene… Source: France threatened by Russian spies ‘under diplomatic cover’ – EURACTIV.com Opinion In Canada we are hearing a lot about alleged Chinese interference partly because Trudeau apparently… Read More France threatened by Russian spies ‘under diplomatic cover’ – EURACTIV.com | Opinion
Cutting the grass for the first time this year, a bit earlier than usual I guess cos of global warming, I noticed this lovely satiny pillow which was larger than the palm of my hand. And I have fairly big, “guitar hands.” I’ve never seen such a red bloom in our backyard. We usually get… Read More First bloom – Happy Mother’s Day!