Monday evening hill work

[Today’s run: 3.2 miles]

We didn’t have anybody show up for our 2nd Monday evening hill shuttle workout. Mrs. Howard helped me set out the equipment. Then she did some power walking of her own. And we waited a bit then took it all back down again.

We will try again next week.

In other news, I think the Aerostar transmission is showing signs of getting worse. I need to find a replacement.

And here is a youtube video which covers some of the things I’ve been watching recently, parts of a discussion between a conservative Christian Reformed Church pastor and a Roman Catholic school teacher, along with montage of other bits.

(I’ll note that rote memorization was still a thing when I was school age. My wife was an Awana award winner, which was all about memorization.)

3 replies on “Monday evening hill work”

Those guys are interesting and bring up a lot of good points about getting to where we are now and so now what. I have very little time for reading these days so mostly read the Bible over and over. Mike and I like the NLT since we don’t have to translate old English as we go. Call it laziness but we’re not scholars and just want the information delivered as plainly as possible.
I also receive the Imprimis from Hillsdale College and they have a variety of speakers brought in that are true scholars and/or journalists. I haven’t read one of their publications that hasn’t been excellent.

The nice thing about the Bible is that one can interpret in the way they see fit and all still say they believe in the (same) Bible. I try to explain to my husband why there are so many different Christian faiths that all read the same Bible and that’s the best I can come up with. Also, that a couple hundred years ago people in America used the Bible to justify slavery in the South and subjugation of Native Americans and today that interpretation is, thankfully, mostly discarded.

Isn’t it interesting that the Bible has been used for millennia by unbelievers to excuse any and all actions that those people just want to do. There aren’t many Christian faiths, just one. However, there are millions of people who identify as “Christians” when they neither read the Bible as a whole nor follow its precepts. Cherry-picking takes the place of true faith.
A lot of terrible things have been done in the name of “christianity”, that’s certainly true. And we might ask, why doesn’t God do something about it?
Well, He did. He prepared a book for us that covers the highlights of the history of the world, including what will happen in the future. He just won’t force us to read or believe it. So most of us don’t, and that’s on us.

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