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Dr. Burt Nanus recalls that on his first day in engineering school in 1953, a professor advised the entering freshmen to buy the best slide rule they could afford. The professor told them, “You will be dependent on it all your professional life.” Nanus dutifully bought a slide rule. Yet after he graduated and went on to MIT, he never used it. The calculator had taken its place.

In a day when technology advances at an ever quickening rate, it seems that nothing remains the same. What was the style yesterday is already old fashioned. And yesterday’s technolgy is today’s junk. But there is one standard that has never changed because it has its root in truth: The Bible. Its stories may seem culturally irelevant in the King James Version, but the message is as fresh and relevant today as it ever was. Get a modern English version and learn about life. What have you read today?

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Please pray for us Pastor. We are going through a rough time. We have not been in church for several weeks. You have been truely an inspiration for the both of us. We love you and Anita very much. We are very blessed!

February 6th, 2009 at 11:26 am
Tara Lilly

I have recently decided I wanted to learn more about OT people, not just rely on the stories that I remember from my childhood. So I’m going back and reading whole books at a time, in the last week I read Job, Esther, and Ruth; next I’m going to find out all I can about Elijah. These books aren’t just storytelling, God has things to teach me through these people and the way they handled adversity. Very interesting reading!

February 6th, 2009 at 4:36 pm
Sharon Servis

I am reading the Bible online daily this year. I have read all of the versions before, so I will
try the modern English that I originally read back in 1971. Today I read a couple of the Psalms. I love the Psalms!

February 7th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

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