The Boundary

The fathers of New York City were trying to plan for growth. They figured the city was going to grow, but they just weren’t sure how much. So, they decided to go on the generous side and give themselves more room than they thought they would ever need. The city already had six or seven…

Noble-Minded

One of the greatest compliments ever given in scripture is found in Acts 17. When Paul and Silas arrived in the area of Berea, they made an awesome observation about these people, “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see…

It’s Good To Be Here

We may not be led up to a mountain with Jesus. We may not have the Lord transfigured before us. We may not have Moses and Elijah appear in front of our very eyes. There are very few similarities to that very unique and special occasion, and yet at the 2015 Lectureship we can still…

A Tree That Produces 40 Different Kinds Of Fruits

It has been given the name “Frankenstein tree,” and for good reason. This tree produced 40 different varieties of fruit, some of which include cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. Van Aken is the “mad scientist” behind these vegetation monstrosities. He is able to craft these trees through a process known as grafting. To put it…

Happiness Isn’t Always Sunny

In northern Chile, there is a narrow strip of land with majestic views. It lies between the Andes Mountain and the Pacific Ocean. The weather is almost always perfectly sunny. Morning after morning brings a beautiful sunny day to illuminate the towering mountains. Evenings often display incredible sunsets. Even though storms can be seen out…

I’ve Learned Enough

In the course of their conversation at a dinner party, Albert Einstein’s young neighbor asked the white-haired scientist, “What are you actually by profession?”  “I devote myself to the study of physics,” Einstein replied.  The girl looked at him in astonishment. “You mean to say you study physics at your age?” she exclaimed. “I finished…