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This little poem has been a helpful reminder to me about priorities in the short time I have on earth. Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way; Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for […]

Nobel Prize winner Ivar Giaever nails it on manmade global warming.

Sustainable Churches

by james on April 28, 2015

in Blog, Environmental

How can the government use the Church to spread the gospel of saving the planet? The EPA has just funded a little project to study the Christian Church in the US to answer just that question. As an anthropologist might scan the habits and thoughts of natives the EPA is concerned to try to understand […]

This is the advertising video from a recent series I did in Panama

Flying Flowers

by james on March 11, 2015

in Philosophy and Religion

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17   A fleet of butterflies glide silently through my garden, miniature galleons sailing the breeze, looking for a place to set anchor. Like the busy bee, butterflies also act as pollinators, […]

Flying Flowers, part 2 (part 1 here)   And then suddenly, without warning, the caterpillar grows quiet and sluggish, mastered by some new urge. Surely it is not meditating on the meaning of life. Marshaling all its energy—the worm knows not why—it awaits some secret signal and then acts without hesitation, building an iridescent chrysalis […]

An excerpt from a physics text that I have written: “In the previous four modules, we discussed units, vectors, and motion.  In these discussions, we concentrated solely on how to describe physical situations.  We can predict how long it will take to make a journey, how fast an object will be traveling after a certain […]

Transcript of a presentation at the 20th General Assembly of Confraternidad Latinoamericana Iglesia Reformada, Panama City, Panama, September 2014 by James Wanliss, PhD   Part 2 here Part 3 here Part 4 here Many nations now enjoy prosperity unprecedented in history, but many people in those nations despair and lack confidence that this prosperity can continue much longer. […]

Transcript of a presentation at the 20th General Assembly of Confraternidad Latinoamericana Iglesia Reformada, Panama City, Panama, September 2014 by James Wanliss, PhD Part 1 here Part 3 here Part 4 here One associates ice ages with snow and cold. Indeed, in the early 1970s, just after Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, congress […]

Transcript of a presentation at the 20th General Assembly of Confraternidad Latinoamericana Iglesia Reformada, Panama City, Panama, September 2014 by James Wanliss, PhD Part 1 here Part 2 here Part 4 here We live in a time of great lies, when people feel free to twist the meaning of words in order to achieve political […]