REVIVE2014, Day 2.

Another great day!!

Shabbat with 600 of my newest close friends!!

How cool to walk the hall between sessions and run into friends that I didn’t know were coming (the Lindseys and the Mercks) or to see a name flash by and my mental Rolodex spins and I turn and holler, “Ray Gardener!”  He turns and looks with a huge question mark over his head and I say as I stick out my hand, “Pete Rambo.  We’ve never met, but we’ve spoken a few times on the phone.  Thank you for your binders full of Torah portion teachings!!  What a huge help!”  And, we are fast friends!

Also, so much fun is being able to meet and just be near so many of the teachers that help me on a regular basis through their internet sites, etc…

Yesterday was such a full day, that it was a challenge to drag out of bed this morning, ut coffee has been plentiful!  Hyatt does have good coffee in the rooms!  (Plus I brought honey and cream for mine…  LOL!)

Rico Cortes, teaching Intro to the Sects of the First Century, was first on the plate this morning.  As with most of these sessions, the time is shorter than the material.  Rico is a fun teacher, even moreso in person than on line, who brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding.  But if I could use one word to classify him, it would be ‘humble.’  Truly, Abba has specially selected him for this time and role!!  His topic was very interesting, but time limits forced some shallowness.  He readily pointed to sources, so I can pursue some of the study on my own by chasing his sources!! Continue reading “REVIVE2014, Day 2.”

REVIVE2014 Hebraic Roots Conference

The annual Revive conference is next weekend.  This will be the first I have been able to attend…  Can’t wait!!

If any of my friends on here are planning to attend, please hunt me down.  Would love to meet and talk!!  My wife and I will be staying in the host hotel!!

If you haven’t made plans, there is still time!  Here is the schedule for the weekend and other details!!

Evolution v. Intelligent Design and Shifting Paradigms

Recently, a friend in our fellowship loaned me a neat documentary titled, Unlocking the Mystery of Life.  The premise is a conversation with leading scientists who, as adherents to the Theory of Evolution, began to find alternate truth in their research.  Each relates parts of their journey from ‘evolutionist’ to a belief they collectively refer to as ‘intelligent design.’homersapien

The information presented in the video, as well as the excellent animation of molecular structures, etc, is fascinating, both as a general overview of the strong case for intelligent design and as an example of how new/deeper understanding can lead to a paradigm shift. Through the documentary we meet established, published and well respected scientists, some the world leaders in their field, who came to a point when they realized that the evidence they were seeing did not fit the evolutionary paradigm they were inculcated/indoctrinated with.  They had a choice… Continue reading “Evolution v. Intelligent Design and Shifting Paradigms”