Friday, February 21, 2020

Are we facing the end of the world?

Are we facing the end of the world? 




The breakdown of the moral fabric of society. 

Is this a world in decline and is there any hope? This blog addresses what the Bible has to say about the direction the world is heading in.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Who is the world's greatest philanthropist?

In 2012 one source listed the world’s top three philanthropists as:

1. Warren Buffett with donations to worthy causes totalling $3.1 billion; 
2. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at $498 million; and 
3. John and Lauren Arnold at $423 million. 

In a previous generation the Kellogg family and the Rockefellers were known around the world for their generosity towards humanity. Quietly, behind the scenes, there are many other philanthropists who give millions to worthy causes but do not want their names to be publicised. These people too are known as philanthropists – they love fellow humans so much they are willing to part with their property and possessions for the betterment of society.

Friday, February 07, 2020

The discovery of an ancient door

If you were being chased by a vicious dog and you saw an open door, what would you do? I am sure that you would, like me, take the route to safety through the open door.

If you were lost in a long dark tunnel and finally you saw the light of an open door, what would you do? The answer is obvious. Entering through the door into the sunlight would be a huge relief. On an ordinary day, when life is routine, we take doors for granted. 

In the past couple of years a remarkable door was discovered, despite the fact that no one was looking for it. In Switzerland work was underway to construct a large car parking near the Zurich Opera House. Excavations dug-up and uncovered an incredible find – an ancient door. They say it was incredibly well preserved. Archaeologists believe it to be one of the oldest doors ever to be found in Europe. The ancient door is about 1.5 metres high, the planks are made of poplar wood and held together by a ‘remarkable system’.  The door is ‘solid and elegant’ – a clever design which even looks good. Even the wooden handles are preserved. Based on counting tree rings to determine its age, the door was constructed in 3,063BC. 
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