Archive for the 'Ideas' Category

2006 – the year of “You”

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Every year, Time Magazine chooses its Person of the Year to put on the cover of their last issue. Usually, it’s some world leader or president. Sometimes it’s more abstract, like 1968′s Apollo astronauts, or 1982′s winner – “The Computer”. This year, they put a mirror on the cover, and chose “You” (see article). At [...]

Old Testament Law

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Recently, I have been thinking about why I do not follow the laws of the Old Testament. Here is my explanation. God chose Israel to be a special people, set apart from the rest of the nations. But His plan was always to bring the whole world to Himself through Israel. The Old Testament covenant [...]

Why not Celebrate?

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I was chatting with my cousin online the other day, discussing whether or not Christians should celebrate Christmas. He pointed out that December 25th was originally a pagan holiday (Babylonian feast honoring the Son of Isis). It wasn’t until 350 A.D. and a proclamation by Pope Julius I that Christians started celebrating on that day. [...]

Shuffling Cards

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Every time you shuffle a deck of playing cards, it’s likely that you have come up with an ordering of cards that has never before been seen in human history. Here’s a picture of a specific order of cards, from a deck I shuffled this afternoon: Since there are about 8.0658X1068 different possible orders of [...]