Book Review – Destiny by T.D. Jakes

Book Review – Destiny by T.D. Jakes

Destiny, Step In To Your Purpose, by T. D. Jakes I admit it: like most Americans, any exposure I had to T. D. Jakes was on the Jesus Channel. He’s another pastor with another huge church who write tons of books for a huge audience. But, on those times I would pause on the channel, [...]

Facebook Kazooers

Facebook Kazooers

You've seen the Facebook Kazooer advertisement. Apparently, it works. It works on me anyway. In the advert, a hapless and unknowing professor is at the board writing, his back to a hall half full of students. A girl squirts a noise on a kazoo and another answers back. They both look like, “You know what? I’m [...]

Seattle and The South. Differences. Part 1 of 1,000,000. The Saab.

Seattle and The South. Differences. Part 1 of 1,000,000. The Saab.

I live in the South and drive a 1990 Saab Turbo: both on purpose. Recently, an experience highlighted the intersection. I shutter a little every morning on my forty-minute drive to work knowing that, if anything happens to the car, I’m toast: just finding a mechanic who knows how to lift the hood is a challenge. [...]

Evolution Explained, Part 3: Facts and Proof

[This is Part 3 of a series of approximately sixty posts that outline evidence, support, and explanation for naturalistic evolution. To receive notification of further posts and for all posts from Dennis Mitton please select the Follow button at the top right of any page. Please comment and please enjoy!] Copyright 2020, Dennis Mitton *** [...]

My False Pride?

My False Pride?

In one way, I don’t know how we get around it. How do you tell stories about yourself without elevating yourself as the center of the story?  It’s the cornerstone of the Christian testimony. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard a story in Sunday School or from the guest pulpit, that is [...]

Psalm 234, On Healing

Psalm 234 A Psalm about healing when I learned there wasn’t any. Should I pray for healing, too, I wondered? Like she did? Now whole? I’d never thought of it. Was that was my sin? You accosted me, as if from behind a curtain, Why would I want to heal you? Finally, you’re in a [...]

Book Review: The Devil’s Delusion, David Berlinski, Basic Books, 2009

Book Review: The Devil’s Delusion, David Berlinski, Basic Books, 2009

The Devil's Delusion I’ll get to the point: there is little to review here. This is putatively an apologetic, and, unlike many books on the same topic, there is no argument. Instead, Berlinski penned, and found a publisher for, a petulant rant by a well-educated highbrow who is angry that someone else gets to be [...]

Crumb – A Lifetime’s Look?

Crumb – A Lifetime’s Look?

I read somewhere that on any single day or in any single scene, a writer - an observant writer - can find a lifetime of ideas to write about. I scratched my head over this but remind myself of it as I careen through my day. I have to say: by forcing myself to notice, [...]

The Most Valuable Lesson In Doing Science

The Most Valuable Lesson In Doing Science

Figure It Out A brief story about figuring things out for yourself: I was an undergrad working under my first research grant. I was to continue unfinished work from one of my professors doing molecular biology.  I was thrilled. Who wouldn't be? Surely a Nobel couldn't be far off? When all the other kids went [...]

Crumb – It’s All About You

Crumb – It’s All About You

It isn’t really, but, in this case, it is. I was listening to something today about developing a morning routine. One that is guaranteed to make you famous and beautiful and smart and probably live forever. Then I thought, screw this crap. The whole idea started to bother me. It’s simply someone else telling me [...]