✽ Peter Cha, one of my favorite Covenant preachers, delivered the ordination sermon yesterday.
✽ Dr Jay Kennedy, a science historian at The University of Manchester, has reportedly cracked “The Plato Code” and can decipher the secret messages embedded in the 4th century BC philosopher’s writings. Apparently, his ideas would have been considered heretical and would have doomed him to the same fate as his teacher and voice -- Socrates. ~ link
✽ US Customs have arrested a 17-year-old who was attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico. ~ AZ Daily Star
✽ Only Idaho and Utah spend less per student for education than Arizona. The sad part is that we Arizonans believe that we are spending way too much -- that educational costs are way out of control -- and that the tax-payer is getting ripped off. We're victims. Like many things here, the facts don't seem to support the overwhelming public opinion. ~ Phoenix Business Journal
✽ More boycotting Arizona ~ AZ Central
✽ We're still waiting for Governor Brewer to substantiate her claim that most illegal immigrants are also drug smugglers. So far, no facts -- just fear mongering in an election year.
✽ The hourly wage in Phoenix is 4% below the national average. ~ Phoenix Business Journal
✽ The church in India is developing soap operas to strengthen marriages. ~ link
✽ Four Timothy Johnsons in one Covenant place. I know them all -- and a few more as well! ~ link
✽ North Park Theological Seminary classes are now being offered in Santa Barbara, California. Here is the fall brochure.
✽ My sermon from yesterday is online. ~ link