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Steve Jobs and Adoption

Since the passing of Steve Jobs yesterday many sources have used the opportunity to share snippets of his life.  The best, by most accounts, is the speech Jobs gave at Stanford.  The Speech was an outline of his life into three stories.

The first story was the story of a mother giving up her child.  I’m not going to speculate on the reasons, that information might be out there, but I haven’t seen it.  But for whatever reason the mother gave him up.

He was then adopted by a family after first being rejected by another who wanted a girl. No one knows how the life of Steve Jobs could have been different if not for these two acts.

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The Death Penalty

The question of the Death Penalty is an emotional question.  It is not only emotional, but it is also multifaceted.  Periodically, the question of the death penalty comes to the forefront.  This has happened this particular week as people have paid attention to the appeals and ultimate rejection of the appeals and then execution of a man in Georgia.  This post is not about this case at all.  I do not know the facts of the case and have not followed the news story.

This post is simply answering the question: Is the death penalty ever appropriate?

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Back to School

At this point school is back in session.  Elementary, Middle Schools, and High Schools are now filled with children. College dorms are filled with incoming Freshman and veteran students.  Books are being bought.  Schedules are set.  And new routines are now becoming norm.

Education as means to know God

Education is directly connected with theology.  Our thoughts concerning God affect how we view education.  From a Christian perspective learning is a means to know God more fully.  “All truth is God’s truth,”  is a common saying.  As Christians we want to know more about our world, because knowing more about our world means we know more about God.

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Keep asking religious questions!

The question was met with silence and boos.  A smile came across her face.  She then replied by saying “thank you for that question” and preceded to answer.  If you follow politics, or happened to catch the Republican Primary Debate, then you know that this was in response to a question asked of Michele Bachmann.  The question had to do with her earlier statements that she “submitted” to her husband in regards to becoming a tax lawyer.  The questioner wanted to know as president would she submit to her husband in areas of national interest.

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Abortion by a Different Name

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  The line made famous by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” teaches a simple truth.  The truth is it does not matter what you call a thing, but rather what it is.  To a degree this is true.  Things are what they are, whether we call them something different or not.  To another degree it is not true, because what we call things is able to change the perception of them.

The practice of calling something by a different name is common.  If what the thing being called actually is is bad or distasteful, or from a Christian perspective sinful, then to call in by a different name blunts the impact of the practice.  We see this when we call sin by other names.  It isn’t sin, but a mistake.  It isn’t sin, but a slip-up.  It doesn’t change the fact of what it is, but it does blunt how we feel about it.

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