April 10, 2007
My wife found the following on a ladies forum.
The Math Evolution!
Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:
1. Teaching Math In 1950:
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
2. Teaching Math In 1960: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
3. Teaching Math In 1970: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
4. Teaching Math In 1980: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
5. Teaching Math In 1990:
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of$20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers )
6. Teaching Math In 2006: Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?
April 9, 2007
I have been away for some time now. I don’t know that I’ll be back or not. Things have been very busy for me. In fact a lot has changed in the months that I have been away.
Maybe we will get into that later. Right now, I want to see if I’ll get any bites. So… I am posting a video file that compares the KJB with other versions such as the NIV, ERSV, NASV and NKJV.
Here is a question for you.
Do you believe that Jesus was born of a virgin?
If so… why do you believe that?
Is it because someone said so?
Is it due to scientific fact and research?
Is it because your Bible said so?
What if your Bible didn’t say so?
Here is an example of what I mean to say…
July 27, 2006
John Hawkins of Right Wing News has some quotes from Nouri Al-Maliki’s Speech In Front Of A Joint Session Of Congress. Excellent stuff! Go check it out.
No wonder the Democrats didn’t want him speaking before Congress. This should be a great boost to showing the rightness of what we’ve been doing in Iraq.
July 27, 2006
A blow to Wal-Mart means a blow to lower income families. The city of Chicago just passed a “Big Box” ordinance which forces companies such as Wal-Mart to pay a “special” minimum wage. They call this wage a so-called living wage.
What they fail to see is that this does more harm than good to the people that these politicians are supposedly trying to help.
That expansion is a threat to Jewel and Dominick’s, the Chicago area’s two major supermarket chains, where workers are unionized and where prices are generally 15 to 30 percent higher than those at Wal-Mart.
It makes you wonder who’s being looked out for the most. Jewel & Dominick and their overpriced merchandise or the people of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune offers a complete story on the subject (you may need to register to view the story, but it’s free).
In a nutshell, this may make Wal-Mart change their plans of opening in the city and just saturating the suburbs. One idea that they are tossing around is opening Supercenters all around the perimeter of the city limits. This would create a ring of Wal-Marts around the city. Hopefully they will be able to service the inhabitants of Chicago, or at least those that are willing and able to cross city lines.
And for those of you who think that Wal-Mart is eeeeevillll and should be stopped, you may want to check out the following resources.
John at RWN has a great article on this subject.
July 25, 2006
A few months ago I was visiting a church in which I had preached. After the services one of the men and I were talking about this, that, and the other thing. Then our children came up in the course of the conversation.
This man also has a handful of small children, so he thought that I would be able to relate to his situation. He asked me if our family has “family devotions” and if so, how? This has been a question of mine for sometime as well. I would speak with parents who have been where I’m at and the advice has been all over the spectrum. Good advice mind you, but ultimately they would all end up leaving me where I started. Then the Bible provided the answer. So, I would like to share with you some of this conversation and what my thoughts on this subject is, based on God’s Word.
July 24, 2006
I recently received a questionnaire from a church that was looking for a new Pastor. They have been given my résumé from another source. I took the time to fill out the questionnaire and have yet to hear back from them. After some thought about it, I realized that this would be a good subject for my blog.
Keep in mind that I was asked to answer these questions in a paragraph form. Thus, some of these answers were not expounded upon as they could have been. I might take the time later on to give more insight to these questions on a more individual level, but for now, I will post them here just as I answered them. Also, please be aware that if you intend to look up the scripture references that I gave, you may want to do so with the King James Bible. Whether you believe it or not the “version” you use may change the interpretation of the scriptures. This is one of the reasons I stick with the trusty Old King James, but that is for another topic all together.
If you don’t have a King James, you can link to it here. Bible Gateway
Now on to the questionnaire…