Weekly Bulletin

July 25, 2010


by Bill Hall We are hearing some rather strange expressions these days. A man was telling us recently that he had gone forward the Sunday before to be “reinstated.” A woman said she was thinking...

July 03, 2010

An Imperishable Crown

A recent radio program carried the story of a man who was walking behind the campus of a nearby State College when, in the distance, he saw what looked like a HUGE “treasure chest” filled...

June 27, 2010


“Palimpsest” is not a common word, but it has an interesting background and meaning. Merriam Webster defines it as “writing material (as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has...

June 20, 2010

What a Change!

One of the most beautiful creatures in nature is the butterfly. Butterflies are gentle, peaceful, graceful, and adorn a spectrum of vivid coloring, such as displayed by this Blue Morpho. However, it is interesting to...

May 30, 2010

The Most Important Event

Life magazine published a book listing the most important events of the last 1000 years. Some of the events you might expect to be there, like #2, Columbus’s voyage to the New World in 1492....

May 22, 2010

Through His Poverty

It is hard to imagine that the son of a slave would be offered a job at $100,000 a year. It is even more incredible that the same man would turn down the offer, but...

May 08, 2010

The Most Valuable Discovery

In 1847, Sir James Simpson of Edinburgh discovered the use of chloroform as an anesthetic in surgery. Some have claimed that this was the most significant discovery of modern medicine. In his later years, Sir...

January 31, 2010

Haiti: Hated or Loved?

Bertrand Russell, a 20th Century atheistic philosopher, claimed that no one could sit by the bedside of a child with a terminal disease and believe in a loving God. 1 A question that is surely...

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