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March 16th, 2010 Did you know that the ashes of metal magnesium are heavier than magnesium itself?  Hmmm.  That’s one of those “fun” facts that requires a solemn guttural clearing of the throat and an awkwardly stone-faced response that simultaneously communicates you already knew said fact and that you think it not odd at all [...]

March 8th, 2010 “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Wow . . . what a crazy statement!  What a statement of conclusiveness and closure.  I imagine this statement being made in the environment of some high-tech sci-fi movie where everyone can fly, all diseases are cured with painless subdermal injections, and poverty has [...]

Getting Wonder Off The List

Posted: 1st March 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

March 1st, 2010 Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking to our church on the topic of the primal soul.  I had a blast (not sure about everyone else.)  This study has really intrigued me to all that life consists of that may be either subconscious or non-cognitive in nature.  From the standpoint of the [...]

Are We "Here" Yet?

Posted: 26th February 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

February 26th, 2010 (Excerpt from my forthcoming book, No Arrivals . . . don’t hold your breath, it could be a while:) We are travelers crammed into a full flight and one droning interrogative statement drips from the lips of each cultural commuter.  It is the international mantra of the passenger that pounds the eardrums [...]

February 23rd, 2010 A huge book project.  Traveling or speaking almost every weekend (including the upcoming one).  A scourge of female runny noses flowing like the widow’s oil . . . gross, eh?  Try being the daddy and husband who wipes them constantly . . . well, I don’t really wipe Laura’s nose, but who’s [...]

February 8th, 2010 Ah, the anguish!  Palpable despair cascades across various regions of our nation this morning.  The mighty valiant pigskin warrior has been vanquished and the underdog of all underdogs has emerged victorious.  Today, watercoolers and forums and talk shows and classrooms will buzz with infinite personal theories about Peyton’s demise. Note that I [...]

Mistaken "Gircles" of Salvation

Posted: 3rd February 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

February 3rd, 2010 It’s easy to make mistakes . . . to think something one thing when in actuality, it is another thing altogether.  How often do we label things one way when they should be categorized differently? Koalas are not actually bears; they are marsupials . . . like kangaroos. Mountain goats are not [...]

IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED FOR HAITIAN ORPHANS!

Posted: 26th January 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

January 26th, 2010 Please read per my good friend, Andrew Wharton: IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED FOR HAITIAN ORPHANS! Last week I had a scheduled trip to Miami, Florida to tend to several ministry issues and projects that are pertinent to our church in the upcoming months.  I seldom use terms like these, but I truly believe [...]

Free Album Download from The Daily Thread

Posted: 15th January 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

January 15th, 2009 There’s just something about free stuff. I don’t just mean this in the discount sort of way; I mean that when we give something away, it has a different kind of value. I’m not a very good salesman or promoter, but I do want to tell you about a few things that [...]

Haiti and the Modern Opportunity

Posted: 14th January 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

January 14th, 2010 The tragic events in Haiti have left me reeling.  One of the byproducts of such a technologically-advanced age is that we have instantaneous information, photographs, and videos of events almost simultaneous with their occurrences.   As a history guy, I’m blown away by the implications of this feature of our modern society. [...]