Walters ready for Origin ‘war’

first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: Queensland coach Kevin Walters Walters named his team on Monday, including Daly Cherry-Evans – still recovering from ankle surgery – alongside three debutants for the June 5 opener in Brisbane.Despite the presence of new names on the team sheet, the coach is determined that the Maroons will be ready to beat the Blues, expressing his confidence ahead of the game at Suncorp Stadium.”I’m ready, we are ready. This is war,” Walters said. “This Queensland team is going to be so well prepared for this match.”We are playing at home and we are going to put on a performance everyone will be proud of, including the players, fans and sponsors. We will win Game I. It’s on.”Maroons coach Kevin Walters addresses media at RLCQ following the announcement of the Game I team. #QLDER— Queensland Maroons (@QLDmaroons) May 27, 2019Walters is yet to announce who will take on the captaincy, but Cherry-Evans is rumoured to be the most likely candidate for the role.”[Cherry-Evans’] commitment and attitude towards getting himself right for Origin I really is inspiring for the whole team to see what he has gone through to get himself right for this game,” Walters added.”That shows what it means for him to be part of this great Queensland team and he will be a part of it in a big way.”last_img read more

Julius Randle, Anthony Davis push Pelicans past Mavericks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) gets fouled by New Orleans Pelicans forward Julius Randle (30) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Pelicans won 132-106. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis noticed that his rebounding numbers were lower than usual against the Dallas Mavericks. Davis also knew why, and he wasn’t about to complain about it, as long as it was Pelicans teammate Julius Randle getting to the ball instead.“He’s playing physical. He wants to go get every rebound. He wants to make every shot. He’s a perfectionist in my opinion, and that’s a good thing about him,” Davis said. “He demands a lot of himself because he wants to win. When you’ve got a guy like that who’s hungry for everything, every possession, every loose ball, it’s going to make your team better.”ADVERTISEMENT Jrue Holiday had 17 points and four steals for New Orleans, which largely controlled the contest while winning for just the third time in nine games.Harrison Barnes had 16 points and Wesley Matthews 15 for the Mavericks, who came in having won five of six but had trouble with the Pelicans’ up-tempo pace while playing one night after beating Portland at home.“We could not get it going from start to finish,” Barnes said. “It was not a great night for us, but we have to flush it and keep moving.“You cannot make excuses for yourself and the schedule is what it is,” Barnes added. “You just have to go out there and play, and tonight we just did not compete at the level that we are used to competing at.”J.J. Barea scored 14 points, and Dwight Powell added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas, which also was short-handed as usual starting guard Dennis Smith Jr. sat out with a sprained right wrist.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Bradley Beal’s 36-point night helps Wizards blow out Hawks Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Randle had 27 points and 18 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 132-106 on Wednesday night.Davis also scored 27 points to go with a career-high nine assists, five blocks and four rebounds — nine below his average — despite twisting his ankle and briefly leaving the court for treatment after stepping on Dorian Finney-Smith’s foot in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDavis said his ankle felt “great” after the game, and credited his spike in assists to the Pelicans finding a good rhythm by the end of the first quarter and sustaining it until the end.“Guys are making shots and a lot of guys are playing with confidence and not afraid to take shots,” Davis said after New Orleans shot 55.4 percent (51-of-92) overall and an even better 58.6 percent (17-of-29) from 3-point range. “When guys are going to double-team me, once I get the ball in my hands, I’ve just got to make the right reads.” “We have to get home, get healed up as much as we can, and get ready to go,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said.New Orleans never trailed after E’Twaun Moore’s 20-foot jumper put the Pelicans up 32-31 at the end of the first quarter.Running the floor relentlessly, and effectively after many of the Mavs’ 18 turnovers, the Pelicans scored 60 points in the paint and 29 on fast breaks.New Orleans led by 16 at halftime, by as many as 25 in the third quarter and 29 in the fourth.“We wanted to come in, knowing they were on a back-to-back, and just push the ball and be aggressive,” Davis said.TIP-INSMavericks: As Powell dunked early in the fourth quarter, he was poked in eye by Davis. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle received a technical foul for shouting at officials about the play and Holiday made the technical foul shot. … Finney-Smith had 12 points and Jalen Brunson had 11 points. … The Mavs shot 42.9 percent (39-of-91) and missed 32 of 46 3-point attempts.Pelicans: F Nikola Mirotic, New Orleans’ third-leading scorer, missed his second straight game with an illness. Randle started in his place. … Darius Miller made four of his six 3-point shots for all of his 12 points off the bench while Moore made three of four. Davis made both of his shots from deep and Randle made two of three. … Holiday, who has struggled with turnovers at times, finished with eight assists and only one turnover.LINEUP SHIFTWith Randle moving from sixth man to starter, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry decided to try to solidify his second unity by moving usual starting wing E’Twaun Moore into a reserve role and start defensive-minded Solomon Hill. The Pelicans improved defensively and enjoyed a boost in bench scoring that allowed them to increase leads several times while starters rested.center_img MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Moore finished with 17 points and six assists in 26:24 and made three of four 3s.“If I come off the bench I don’t care. I’m going to jump right into the fire with an aggressive mindset,” Moore said. “I’m definitely down for it. Anything to help the team win.”UP NEXTMavericks: Host Houston on Saturday night.Pelicans: Host Memphis on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

FEU topples shorthanded UST for 2nd win

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief A scary moment happened to UST late in the second set when Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini injured her left knee after a bad landing.Cherry Rondina then suffered cramps in the fourth set allowing FEU to push the Golden Tigresses to the limit.Celine Domingo finished with 17 points for the Lady Tamaraws while Heather Guino-o and rookie Lycha Ebon had 14 and 11 points, respectively.Laure had a game-high 20 points for the Golden Tigresses while Rondina finished the match with 16.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES UST’s Milena Alessandrini suffers knee injury vs FEU Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University recovered from its previous loss, bouncing back at the expense of University of Santo Tomas, 19-25, 25-20, 25-19, 27-25, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Tamaraws clamped down in the fourth set stopping a spirited comeback attempt from the Golden Tigresses as both teams now own identical 2-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FEU saw its 24-21 lead crumble when UST took a 25-24 lead after Eya Laure’s effortsDimdim Pacres, however, sent her service straight to the net to seal the Lady Tamaraws win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFEU head coach George Pascua said he had to remind his players on what they’ve been doing right and let out that killer instinct that was absent in the Lady Tamaraws’ five-set loss to Ateneo wherein they squandered a two-set lead.“We’ve had experiences wherein we were leading by two sets and come the fourth and fifth set we will give in,” said Pascua in Filipino. “I told them that they should always be sharp in the crucial sets because those are the scenarios where they will mature.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

In Search of Her Mother

first_imgSarah, as she’s commonly called around her community, says all she ever wanted in her life was the mother she had never seen before.When Sarah was six months old, her mother Beatrice was at the verge of leaving her anywhere out of desperation. Since giving birth to the child, she had lost her freedom and, trapped in her youth as a new mother, her friends – or so she thought they were – all deserted her.“Mother took me to my grandmother’s house in Sierra Leone, Freetown in 1980 – my father’s mother – who told her that my father no longer lived there. My mother was devastated. Grandma told me years later that my mother cried as she was redirected back to Liberia. But this trip around, she didn’t want to take along a suckling two month old. So she left me behind.” According to Sarah, Beatrice panicked and begged her child’s grandmother, Ade, to let her buy a few things in the market before heading back. Ade agreed. “I didn’t want to take Sarah because I was in an abusive relationship then and was being treated like a prisoner at the time,” Ade recalls. “But I knew in my heart that Beatrice wanted to leave the baby behind and in my heart, I wanted her to.” Before Ade could make up her mind, Beatrice was gone and had left behind the little girl who would become Ade’s favorite person in life.Life moved on in the home of Ade with her grandchild and children of her own. She recalls moments where her husband, who was originally from Congo and 10 years older than her, would beat her around, punch her face whenever he had bad day or simply to release his anger for any reason.“The beatings were too much and on top of that, I was a hard working woman who parched peanuts, sold cold-bowl rice and raised pigs and other crops. Taking care of my seven children, plus Sarah and Tee-wee, was all a burden on me. But nevertheless, that’s what made me a good mother and grandmother, I took it all in,” she said.Then war hitSarah cannot remember when it happened, but when she was 11 years- old, shots being fired in a nearby town caused her family, including her grandmother, to flee. They forgot about Sarah, who laid asleep in one of the bedrooms.Throughout the war, Sarah managed to tuck herself in an orphanage that looked after the children who went to the Water Key (Port of Freetown) everyday to look for food.“Every day I would sneak to the port because that was the easiest way to find food. I was able to find food everyday there and somewhere in between my scavenging days, I was taken to an orphanage in one of the counties by peacekeepers. I was blessed,” she recalls.Meanwhile, Sarah survived the war and eventually had a child of her own at the age of 21. According to Sarah, the bond between the two has always been strained. She feels she might get separated from him just as her mother was with her.“It’s hard not having a mother or family and not knowing where they are. I have thought of my mother endlessly and wonder where she might be. For the past 10 years, I have been searching for her through every refugee program around the world. My son knows that something is wrong because there are no relatives coming for birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas,” she shared.In March of 2015, Sarah received a call from a woman claiming to be her mother’s youngest sister she had traced from the internet. Though she claimed to have known Sarah, the child Beatrice gave birth too, she made it understood that she did not know Beatrice’s whereabouts.“She invited me over and we met for the very first time. But there was something totally wrong about my so-called aunt. She had nothing good to say about my mother or any of their relatives. I had become suspicious of her and decided to stay away from her and continue looking for my mother,” Sarah said.On morning, Sarah remembers feeling depressed, unwanted and at the verge of giving up on the search for her mother she so yearned to see, when a second call came. “It was my aunt again, but this time she had good news. She told me she had found my mother in Newfoundland, Canada, but that she was not well. She told me that my mother wanted to speak to me, but I couldn’t understand why she didn’t give my number to her,” Sarah recalls.According to Sarah’s aunt, she wanted to be there while the two talked on the phone, so she refused to give Sarah her mother’s number.“Some family people are here to destroy rather than build. I know this woman from nowhere and now she is controlling whether I talk to my mother or not. Up till now I have not spoken to her for reasons unknown to me,” Sarah said.She then shared verbatim what her aunt told her: “Beatrice had a mental breakdown quite recently looking for her children. I tried telling her that I had found Sarah, but she still collapsed. She is a very sad and mentally ill woman, at least that’s what her doctor in Canada told me. I want Sarah to meet her mother but Sarah has children here to take care of, so I suggested that I go to Canada instead of her to take care of her mother who is in a home now.” In the meantime, Sarah has contacted a refugee program responsible for taking over thousands of refugees to Canada in the past. She has also reached out to various news outlets in hope of attracting a journalist with her story. She feels she is being kept away from her mother and Beatrice could possibly need help.“I want to see my mother despite the mental challenges they are saying she has. Mental illness can be cured and it’s not her fault, she went through hell during the war and lost many of us. But she needs to know I am here for her, I will never let her go,” Sarah cried. “I’m being deprived of seeing my own mother for selfish reasons unknown to me.”Sarah has reached out to our reporter in hopes of getting help in reuniting with her mother. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Beatrice Weah or Beatrice Williams is asked to call 0770-479-189 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Students graduate from local NLC

first_imgBy staff – Advertisement -At a ceremony at the Stonebridge hotel on Friday afternoon, graduating students from the Northern Lights College were handed their credentials and sent into the working world.Students from the Fort St. John campus were joined by honourary graduate Brian Jungen. The Doig River First Nation native was recognized for his internationally renowned art, which has been displayed at such high-profile museums as the New Museum in New York City, and the Tate Modern in London. Jungen was given an honorary Associate of Arts degree.NLC’s Dawson Creek convocation was held on May 14th, and its Fort Nelson convocation will be on June 25th.last_img

Pouderoyen, Police promise nail-biting Limacol final

first_imgAfter making their way into this year’s Limacol Knockout Football final, both Police and Pouderoyen FC have promised that they would play hard enough to make this year’s final one to remember. With both teams netting just one goal to make it past the semi-final round and into their most crucial match, both teams are confident that they have what it took to take home the win, given that they have put in the right amount of work.Pouderoyen Captain Marvin GriffithSpeaking to Guyana Times Sport, Pouderoyen Captain Marvin Griffith stated that his team was happy with their performance, and also stressed on the fact that they did not concede any goals.“We all are happy; we planned for this and we executed our plan,” Griffith proudly stated.But Pouderoyen were also aware that they would have to go to the drawing board to identify and improve their weak areas.“I can’t really say right now, but when we go back for our recovery, the coach and the management body will decide that based on how they saw the team play,” Griffith said.Meanwhile, Police Coach Dwayne Bobb has already pointed out the areas that would need work in order to overcome their opponents.“Well, when I watched them, I saw them moving the ball quite well and we would really have to work at practice. Practising the moves, getting behind the defenders, strikers coming forward with the ball, you know, disrupt them a bit because they’re looking sound,” he explained.In talking strategy for his side, Griffith boasted that his team were ready for the final. He noted that they were not afraid or intimidated by their opponents, and the team’s focus was set on bringing home the grand prize.“We don’t watch face when we’re playing football: whoever challenges us, that’s how we play. We put our best foot forward in hoping for a big victory.”Expressing similar sentiments, Bobb is also keen on walking away with the $600,000 cash prize that is reserved for this year’s winner.“Come Friday’s finals, we have to definitely put in the work ‘cause tonight’s game could have been better for us, but as I will say again we have to come and put out the work. Because we always try to get the players to work together, so that the games will be better,” Bobb said.last_img read more

Lukaku out for United’s next two games

first_img0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku was left out cold momentarily after a clash of heads. Photo/COURTESYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Romelu Lukaku is expected to miss Manchester United’s next two matches after leaving Old Trafford on a stretcher on Saturday.The Belgian attacker went down following an aerial challenge with Wesley Hoedt, who headed into the back of Lukaku’s head. He received treatment on the field to genuine concern from those around himAfter the game, Jose Mourinho told MUTV: “That’s football. He was just unlucky.“I think the Dutch central defender goes with him for the ball and it’s unlucky for Romelu and unlucky for Hoedt.“It was nothing aggressive and, hopefully, nothing important. But the first consequence of is he didn’t play for the rest of the game.”United face Everton on New Year’s Day ahead of an FA Cup clash with Derby on Friday. But Lukaku isn’t expected to take part.Mourinho admitted though to being uncertain as to whether or not he would be able to consider the player.“I don’t know. I know that normally bad, bad news arrives immediately. Bad news didn’t arrive. I think that there’s a problem for the next two matches. For sure.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Politicians push for AIB building to be gifted to community following meeting last weekend

first_imgDonegal county councillor Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig has argued that the now derelict AIB in Gaoth Dobhair now belongs to the people of the community as it was the people who bailed out the bank. Twenty people were in attendance at a meeting organised by Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig on Saturday 27th August in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar. He organised the meeting to give local people an opportunity to recommend uses for the AIB building in Gaoth Dobhair, should the bank gift it to the community. In a very interesting meeting, a number of proposals were put forward for the building, including a youth drop-in centre, a wellness centre, a family resource centre and a co-operative venture to avail of the tourism opportunities offered by the Wild Atlantic Way.There were a number of objections to these proposals as well as support and one declaration of interest in purchasing the building as an investment from a member of the community.Among those present was Pearse Doherty TD, who revealed that he had already had a number of conversations with the CEO of Allied Irish Banks concerning the building in Gaoth Dobhair and that a further meeting between himself and the North West Director of AIB was imminent.There will be a further meeting of the group when the committee hears back from the AIB regarding the bid of €1 made by councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig for the €110,000 building. Politicians push for AIB building to be gifted to community following meeting last weekend was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AIBderrybegGweedoreMICHAEL MAC GIOLLA EASBUIGPearse Dohertyyouth centrelast_img read more

Secular Science Analyzes Jesus

first_imgIn a classic religion-vs-science confrontation, Live Science took on the question, “Jesus Christ the Man: Does the Physical Evidence Hold Up?”  The answer may say more about science than about Jesus.    To begin with, reporter Natalie Wolchover drew distinctions between scientific evidence and belief – as if evidence requires no belief or assumption or interpretation.  The belief of Christians in Jesus’ life comes from “textual evidence in the Bible” – betraying a bias that textual evidence is less credible than scientific evidence.  Her headline also implies that evidence must be physical.  This rules out logical and textual evidence and eyewitness testimony.  It also begs questions about whether other beliefs accepted by scientists are based on physical evidence alone.    Wolchover spent a moment on a red herring about Simcha Jacobovici (“The Naked Archaeologist” from the History Channel) and his latest documentary about two crooked nails he claims are tied to the crucifixion.  Many scholars consider this little more than a publicity stunt (see Bible Places blog #1 and #2).  From there, Wolchover debunked various other relic stories, including the lead plates recently announced from Jordan (see Bible Places).  But dubious archaeological claims, frauds and forgeries have little to do with the question of whether Jesus really lived.    After dispensing with relics, Wolchover turned her science scanner on texts.  The Dead Sea scrolls are not much help, she claimed, because the “Teacher of Righteousness” mentioned in some scrolls could be anybody.    Regarding the Biblical text, she seemed to indicate that non-canonical gospels have equal bearing with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John on the history of Jesus: “There are still other Gospels,” she said, without naming them, “never canonized but written by near-contemporaries of Jesus all the same.”  She did not mention that the Gospel of Judas (04/09/2006, 12/26/2007) was written much later by Gnostics, and that the Gospel of Thomas and others have long been considered spurious by early church fathers who lived closest in time to the writing of those documents.  Nor did she explore the church fathers’ criteria for authenticity, the social dynamics of heretics and cults who might have reasons to write spurious accounts, nor the science of textual analysis, concerned with the authenticity of texts.    All the same, she drew a middle ground on the historicity of Jesus, quoting Marcus Borg, a secular scholar at Oregon State: “We do know some things about the historical Jesus – less than some Christians think, but more than some skeptics think.”  That judgment, though, rests on what documents one takes as credible.  Borg did not question the fact that Jesus lived, but from the textual evidence, presented a synopsis of Jesus’ life sanitized of the miraculous.  Acknowledging that “More healing stories are told about Jesus than about any other figure in the Jewish tradition,” he proceeded to the crux of the story: the cross and resurrection:He was executed by Roman imperial authority, and his followers experienced him after his death.  It is clear, Borg said, that they had visions of Jesus as they had known him during his historical life.  Only after his death did they declare Jesus to be “lord” or “the son of God.”To make such claims, Borg (and Wolchover, the reporter) had to rule out of court the eyewitness testimony of Thomas, the doubter, who reached into the wounds of the risen Jesus (John 20:24-27), of John, who said their hands touched Him (I John 1:1-4), and of all the disciples who saw him eat and drink in their presence (Luke 24, John 21), and the 500 who saw him at one time (I Cor 15:1-11), most of whom were still alive when the testimony was written.    Moreover, to deny the resurrection, they would have to completely discount the life testimony of the Apostle Paul (I Corinthians 15, written at most 25 years after the crucifixion), the fact that Paul had been a hostile witness (I Timothy 1:12-16), yet spread his testimony of the risen Christ throughout the middle east and Europe, finally being martyred without flinching from his testimony.    They would have to deny that Matthew, Mark, Peter, John (1 John 1:1-10), James and possibly the writer of Hebrews were also eyewitnesses of Jesus and the resurrection, and that the New Testament authors, including Luke (Luke 1:1-4, Acts 1:1-3), Peter (2 Peter 3:16-21), John (I John 4:1-6), Paul (2 Timothy 3) all advocated telling the truth, each of them staunchly opposing myths and fact-free speculations (I Timothy 4:1-4).    Furthermore, they would have to ignore the fact that all the apostles (except possibly John), who claimed they had seen the resurrected Christ, died martyr’s deaths without recanting.  Plus, they would have to explain the explosive growth of the early church in a time of persecution, when all the enemies of the new faith would have to do to squelch it was produce the body of Jesus and parade it down the streets of Jerusalem.  Furthermore, Wolchover and Borg had to dismiss a priori the possibility of predictive prophecy (Isaiah 53, Luke 24, esp. vv. 25-26).    No philosopher of science would affirm that the opinions of Borg and Wolchover were dictated to them by the scientific evidence itself.  Clearly a different set of authorities would produce different conclusions.  The question of what constitutes evidence is a philosophical question about science, not a statement by science.  Invariably, one must consider the biases that fallible human beings bring to a question. Easter is approaching; that must mean it’s time for Jesus-debunking articles by secular bigots.  Secularists pick and choose the kinds of evidence they like, draw their conclusions based on that selected evidence, filter it through their materialistic biases, and proclaim to the world that science has shown the resurrection to be a myth, congratulating themselves that they have been neutral “scientists” and not selfish, biased, sinful dogmatists like the rest of the rabble.    Understand what is behind these writings.  It is vital for Evil Science (that’s “Live” backwards) to debunk Jesus, because He gets in the way of their favorite god, Charlie the Bearded Buddha, who lets them do whatever they want.  Don’t be distracted by the red herrings about relics; that is not what conservative Bible scholars who accept the historicity of Jesus rely on; if anything, they dismiss it as holy junk.    If you want a more credible testimony, read the writings of the Apostle Paul, who had been dedicated to crushing the early Christians until he saw the risen Christ on the road to Damascus (Acts 9).    See also the DVD The Case for Christ (available from La Mirada Films), which presents numerous lines of evidence by knowledgeable scholars, narrated by Lee Strobel, formerly a hard-hearted atheist, who had no reason to believe the Bible and every reason to oppose it, till he checked out the evidence for himself.  It all converged on a uniform conclusion that was so powerful, Strobel said it would take more faith to deny it than to accept it.    Nobody should be gullible.  It’s OK to be a doubting Thomas – for awhile, till presented with undeniable evidence (John 20).  Let this be the year you get the best evidence from the most reliable sources and come to grips with the reality of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28).(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Great Plains Max Chisel Turbo Max Overviews

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John Sites from Great Plains Manufacturing goes over the features of Great Plains’ Max Chisel and Turbo Max, as well as the new Turbo Seeder for cover crops.last_img