I’m Back…

…after serving as an adult chaperone for our church’s youth group trip to the DCLA conference. We had a bit of a Spartan existence for the past several days, including no Internet access, which is why the blog has been quiet for a bit. Interestingly enough, daily traffic levels were pretty typical, so the reports I use indicate most visitors are coming here for the depth of older posts/comments and not so much for the latest ones.

There’s no better place to be on the Fourth of July than Washington, D.C. This was my second time there for the Fourth in the past three years. Our group was fortunate enough to catch the fireworks while sitting at the base of the Washington Monument. Awesome! If anybody ever tells you not to go to D.C. for the Fourth (because “it’s too hot and too crowded”), ignore them – it’s the best!

The Case for a Creator, by Lee Strobel

I finally finished reading The Case for a Creator. It took me much longer than I originally thought, mostly because I got halfway through it, let it sit for awhile, then picked it back up again a couple of weeks ago. I also found that the first third and the last third of the book were the most interesting. It took me a lot longer to work through the middle third of the book.

Don’t let my slow reading mislead you… This is a great book. Regardless of your beliefs, you owe it to yourself to read this one. Through the use of “expert witness” interviews, a model that Strobel uses in other books, I learned quite a bit along the way.