Coptic Christians in Egypt Fed Up

When Christians are in the minority of a predominately Muslim country, they are persecuted. This video shows how those in Egypt are finally fed up with their Muslim overlords. Perhaps they can remember when their country was Christian and home of one of the four patriarchs of the Christian world.

When will the rest of Christianity be fed up with Islam? Will we wait until it is too late?

Steve Jobs and the Meaning of Life

WSJ: “The problem is I’m older now, I’m 40 years old, and this stuff doesn’t change the world. It really doesn’t. I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much — if at all. These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” [Wired, February 1996]
So Steve Jobs had a huge impact on the way we live, work, and play. He was someone who "changed the world" and we can all admire him for the nice gadgets we have today. But in the end, when men turn back to dust, what does it all mean? If we are merely some advanced microbe that was able to advance quicker to intelligent life forms than the other fragments of ooz, well it would all matter not at all. If we make someone's day a little better, someone's work a little more efficient, or make others in this short life-span of ours a little happier, the only point to it all  is if it has eternal consequences. Did Steve Jobs make the world a little better? Absolutely. Did he do it as a reflection of who he was in Christ Jesus and for the glory of God? Only he and the Lord knows. He certainly hinted that life should have more meaning in the quote above. His gadgets were not the most important thing in his life. They were important and our work is equally important, but we must understand that our time here is short. This life will soon be past, only that for Christ will last. 

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Mathew 16:26

The Blood(line) of Jesus

The bible tells us the Jesus had brother and sisters. His brothers' names were James, Joseph, Simon and Judas. He also had sisters although their names are not given. This is a very interesting fact, but usually it is not thought about very often. Jesus, the Son of Mary and Son of God, had half siblings. Since Mary's husband, Joseph was not his biological father, the only connection to his brothers and sisters is through Mary. But that is enough to make it interesting. If one thinks about it, there were several people that had the same blood in them as did the Creator of the heavens and the Earth, the One in whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwells. 

What does that mean? That means that it is likely that there is some blood relative of Jesus walking around this earth today. That is quite amazing. No. Mary, his mother, was not special of herself other than being the mother of Jesus. She is not sinless as Roman Catholics purport. She is not to be worshipped as Roman Catholics tend to do. She is merely a human like any other. However her blood ran through her first-born Son. That same blood died on a cross to save many from their sins. And it is that blood that runs through the veins of some unknowns alive today. 

It is good that we do not know who they are. Just like it is good that we do not have pieces of the true cross or the robe which Jesus wore since we are so apt to make idols of such things. So too we would likely admire and exult some blood-relative of the only Holy one. However, it is very interesting to think about nonetheless.