Combing the Net – 6/14/2010

Technology’s Negative Impact on Missions — Do things like blogging and cell phones make it harder for missionaries to disengage from their own culture and engage the culture they are trying to reach? (HT: Challies)

Kevorkian: I Have No Regrets — A chilling interview with Dr. Death. Check out this quote: “The single worst moment of my life… was the moment I was born.” If he values his own life so little, is it any wonder how he could value the lives of others so little?

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan — In what could develop into a huge story, American geologists have discovered almost a trillion dollars worth of untapped resources such as iron, copper, cobalt, gold, and lithium. This could change the entire economy of that nation… as well as the world’s interests in that area. The claims of U.S. nation-building will be put to the test. Will we help the Afghans develop these resources for their own benefit? The skeptics will surely see this as another example of American imperialism, presuming that we will never leave these resources to the indigenous peoples but will exploit them for our own benefit. Who will be right?

Real Gardening vs. American Lawncare — Could Americans relieve world hunger by turning our lawns into food-producing fields? This is a fascinating post that would make Wendell Berry proud. (HT: Trevin Wax)

Here’s a brand new video from Southern Seminary illustrating the gospel:

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2 comments on “Combing the Net – 6/14/2010

  1. Stephen says:

    Purely semantic comment, and it has nothing to do with the subject who gave the quote, but…

    Why would it be a bad thing if the worst moment in your life was the moment of your birth? I mean, a) having witnessed it, it can’t be very fun. How fortunate that we don’t remember! and b) that would imply that every moment since has been better than that. It could mean, not that one wished that moment had never happened, but that there has never been a moment in one’s life that has been so bad as to be worse than not being alive.

    Just a thought.

    • John Gardner says:

      All comments are welcome. I’d hate to be seen as anti-semantic.

      You know, I hadn’t really thought about it like that. I suppose that quote could be reflective of an “each day is better than the last” optimism… until read in the context of this particular interview.

      Semantics are fun.

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