Expanding My Internet Use

Going back through Amazon.com’s history in the “Your Account” section, I found that my first order was on Feb. 19, 1997. I ordered two books, The Gospel According to Mark: The English Text With Introduction, Exposition, and Notes (NICNT), and Between Heaven and Earth: Prayers and Reflections That Celebrate an Intimate God. It was my … Read more

Preaching for Profit

An eye-opening L.A. Times story sheds light on Trinity Broadcasting Network cheifs Paul and Jan Crouch (yep, he’s the old guy with the bolo tie and she has the purple hair). Their doctrine is a health-and-wealth gospel, and it makes them lots of money: Much as Ted Turner did for TV news, the Crouches have … Read more

It’s Campaign Circus Time!

Senator Kerry is scheduled to appear on David Letterman Monday night. Perhaps he’s going to be part of Letterman’s sketch “Is This Anything?” Whatever it is, Kerry’s upcoming appearances on Letterman, Regis & Kelly, and Dr. Phil are sure to be a bore. It is even reported that the Bushes will appear on Dr. Phil … Read more

A Game for the Ages

Vols 30, Gators 28 On a night that was supposed to be all wet due to the remnants of a hurricane, the remnants of a rivalry were gathered instead as Tennessee and Florida’s stormy relationship culled into what was arguably the greatest game in the recent history of the series. Down to the gut-wrenching wire, … Read more

Frozen Humanity

A recent AP piece dealing with the burgeoning problem of what to do with the extra frozen embryos used in in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures is downright spooky. Consider the actions of some clinics: The reverence that some clinics gave to the task surprised researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University. Seven clinics … Read more

FireFox 1.0 PR

From the folks at Mozilla, the FireFox 1.0 Preview Release is out, and so far,I like what I see. The “live bookmarks” feature can turn your brower into an RSS reader, which is quite handy. Also, when browsing secure sites, the address bar is highlighted in yellow with an additional security icon. Those are the … Read more

Always the First

Dan Rather wants to be the first to break the story that the Bush National Guard documents are forged: “If the documents are not what we were led to believe, I’d like to break that story,” Rather said in an interview last night. “Any time I’m wrong, I want to be right out front and … Read more

Al Gore’s Day Off

From stuffing his clothing, to Ronald Reagan-style makeup jobs, to the mountain-man look, Al Gore has changed his appearance as often as John Kerry changes his position. His latest look seems to be that of Ed Rooney, the evil school principal from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Compare: Ed Rooney Angry Al Gore I report, you … Read more

Give In To Your Hatred

For 51 weeks out of the year, TruePravda is all about love, sweet love. But this is the week where love is thrown to the wind (Hurricane Ivan needs all the love he can get, eh?) and hatred rises in full force. Yes, I’m talking about hatred of the University of Florida Gators (not to … Read more

Credibility , Caveat Emptor, and the Blogosphere

The whole Rathergate scandal with the forged documents regarding Bush’s National Guard service reminds me of how similar the free flow of information is to free markets. In the old media, information and subsequent analysis of information flowed through only a handful of sources. The advent of the blogosphere has now given rise to countless … Read more