Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2020
"During the construction of Emerson Hall at Harvard University, president Charles Eliot invited psychologist and philosopher William James to suggest a suitable inscription for the stone lintel over the doors of the philosophy department. After some reflection, James sent Eliot a line from
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Human Distraction: Humans specialize in distraction, especially when the task at hand requires intellectual heavy lifting. But in the era of e-mail, instant messaging, Googling, e-commerce and iTunes, potential distractions while seated at a computer are not only ever-present but very enticing.
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Sep 4, 2001
Evangelish Robert Sumner told the story:
When George Gibson Polley was a boy in Richmond, he hit a baseball onto the roof of a six-story building. Since with most sandlot games, it was the only ball the boys had, George promptly climbed up the outside of the building and retrieved it. This was the
• Are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.
• Are composed of more than two million working parts.
• Can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
• Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 22.5 km (14
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 14, 2004
"The mystery of the humanity of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all human
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2006
The Human Rights Commission of Saskatchewan Canada ruled last month (July, 2001) that even references to biblical passages that condemn homosexuality could be seen as "hate speech." The Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper and Hugh Owens of Regina were ordered to pay $1,500 to 3 homosexual activists
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Jan 24, 2006
World Magazine reported last October:
Just in time for scary Halloween masks, Princeton professor Peter Singer—notorious for his approval of euthanasia and some kinds of infanticide, bestiality, and necrophilia—is at it again. He predicts in the Sept.-Oct. issue of Foreign Policy that by 2040
START OF THE HUMAN RACE
A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race start?"
The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so all mankind was made."
Two days later, the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, "Many years ago, there
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 29, 2010
THE WEIGHT OF GLORY IN A HUMAN SOUL
Truth: Christ and the cross unify the church when they are kept the priority of the church.
In his great message given at Oxford University Church in 1941, C.S. Lewis spoke about the weight of glory within each human soul. "There are no ordinary people,"
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 6, 2010
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
There's plenty of evidence of blatant disregard for human life today. Terrorism and suicide bombers? Capital punishment? Human trafficking. Abortion?
So what is God thinking when He asks Abraham to take his only son, the son he loves, and to sacrifice him as a burnt
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 29, 2011
TOUGH LADIES AND HUMAN NATURE
I used to enjoy the old "Where's the Beef?" commercial.
Everyone, it seems, knows a "where's the beef" type of lady. Germany has them, too:
BERLIN (Reuters) - A feisty 90-year-old German woman chased away three would-be burglars from her rural farmhouse with
Contributed by Trevor Woodget on May 10, 2008
The Gossamer Albatross was a human powered aircraft which on Jun 12th 1979 completed a successful crossing of the English Channel. The aircraft was powered using pedals to drive a large two-bladed propeller.
Piloted by amateur cyclist Bryan Allen, it completed the 22.2 mile crossing in 2 hours
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 23, 2008
One of the greatest masterpieces of human engineering is the Golden Gate Bridge. That is not my own assessment because I have never been privileged to see it. It is the opinion of those more knowledgeable than myself...architects, engineers, mathematician, physicists, etc. In fact, one
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 15, 2008
" Compassion is a profound human emotion prompted by the pain of others. More vigorous than empathy, the feeling commonly gives rise to an active desire to alleviate another’s suffering. It is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism. In
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2008
Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the Midwest, a young woman was training the employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.
One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in jeans and a golf shirt got on with her.
Thinking of her
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 22, 2009
“The need for human relationships is a deep as anything humans experience. Infants who are given adequate amounts of food and water die if they do not receive human contact. Adults surrounded by people all day long cry out for friendships that will break down the walls of loneliness around them.
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Oct 10, 2009
FAITH AND HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
Billy Graham said, "Millions of people today are searching for a reliable voice of authority. The Word of God is the only real authority we have. His Word sheds light on human nature, world problems and human suffering. But beyond that, it clearly reveals the way to