April 2004

How cool is this! After years and years of hearing sci-fi shows and movies talk about substances “not found on this planet,” we’ve now discovered one! Oh, sure, it’s not a strange nucleotide sequence that proves the existence of extraterrestial life. Nor is it some new element from the unexplored outer reaches of the periodic […]

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A reader writes: I have been thinking of getting the "Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture" Edited by Thomas C. Oden I trust your feed back. This commentary as you know is about $560.00 and is published by a Protestant Press. Is this Commentary worth the money? Do you know any of the down falls? Do […]

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Noah's Ark?

by Jimmy Akin

in Bible History

Every few years a story like this one appears in the press about Evangelicals who think they’ve found Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat in Turkey. Believe me, I’d love for this one to pan out. I’d love to see the gents in question get together a competent expedition, get the necessary permissions, go to the […]

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Noah’s Ark?

by Jimmy Akin

in Bible History

Every few years a story like this one appears in the press about Evangelicals who think they’ve found Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat in Turkey. Believe me, I’d love for this one to pan out. I’d love to see the gents in question get together a competent expedition, get the necessary permissions, go to the […]

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Petros vs. Petra

by Jimmy Akin

in The Pope

A correspondent writes: "I”ve read the article [on catholic.com] on Peter the Rock and have a few questions.  You make a distinction between Attic and Koine Greek and state that the New Testament was written in Koine Greek and because of this there is no difference in the meaning of petros vs. petra.  Is this […]

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A correspondent writes: I came into the Church as a convert at the Easter Vigil in 2002. I found out last night that my Confirmation sponsor was never himself Confirmed. While he has a certificate of baptism that has the word "Catholic"; on it, the church at which he was baptized was probably not in […]

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I’m taking my lunch hour now, so I have a few moments to write. Here are some notes on the new document on liturgical abuses: The title of the document is Redemptionis Sacramentum (for once, the Vatican gives a document a title of manageable length!). It is online in English here and in Latin here […]

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Plain ol’ common sense here!

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Plain ol’ common sense here!

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As I was saying, reporters frequently have next to no understanding of what they’re writing about. This article on nanotechnology by CNN reporter Marsha Walton is a great example. I won’t bore you by pointing out all the problems it has, but consider this section: Noisy atoms found Physicists studying nanotech made another serendipitous find: […]

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