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God and Aliens!

Recently finished reading a new book 'Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence' by astrophysicist and theologian David Wilkinson. A good book is always hard book to summarise! But several things really stood out for me.
First, the importance of placing the life, death and resurrection of Christ at the heart of how we see the world. The book really removes the clatter when we come difficult issues such as whether intelligent life exists in the rest of universe (and possibly multiverse). And this book has given me a deeper appreciation of that!
Secondly, the degree to which someone likes this book will depend largely on how they are able to tolerate a different reading of Genesis 1 than the one they may hold. Wilkinson unfortunately too readily assumes that Christians have signed up to Darwin, so he leaves many of the difficult questions around that unexplained.

One Minute Lesson (Lesson 5)

Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice. (Proverbs 29:26 ESV) Lesson:

Government may be our "uncle" on earth but we have only one Father. His rule has no time or spatial limit. The scepter of His Kingdom is the scepter of uprightness. So let us depend on Him in all circumstances!

Copyright © Chola Mukanga 2013

Are You Paralysed?

I recently went through a series of old Denzel Washington movies. I started with the Bone Collector(1999). Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) is the quadriplegic forensics expert, following a tragic accident at work, whose plans to commit assisted suicide are interrupted by a sadistic serial killer on the loose in New York.

With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits the unwilling but talented rookie Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) after she saves the first crime scene. Through radio contact, she becomes his eyes and legs on the scene, even as she battles her private challenges.