On this day in history: In 141, the 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet took place. In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book Uncle Tom’s Cabin, subtitled “Life Among the Lowly,” was first published. In 1885, John Matzeliger of Suriname patented the shoe lacing machine. And in 1888, the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, “A Scandal in Bohemia,” began.
Physics Says This Is The Best Way To Deal With Hot Coffee – When coffee is too hot, what do you do to cool it? Here are two approaches, examined from a scientific standpoint, showing which way actually works better. Or, you can just drink it hot.
Why The Purple Skittle Tastes Different Outside America – I didn’t know that Skittles had different flavors. They just taste like sugar to me. And I certainly didn’t realize they made them differently for different parts of the world.
20 Quick Tips To Improve Your Productivity – I found this to be the best article on productivity that I have ever read. This list prioritizes things like Bible reading and memorization, along with more mundane productivity tips. Well worth reading!
The Deadliest Garden In The World – This was morbidly fascinating. There is actually a garden that cultivates poisonous and deadly plants… on purpose. And it’s really quite beautiful.
Today In Church History
In 1292, John of Peckham, ended his role as Archbishop of Canterbury. Peckham was a gifted scholar who studied the nature of light and optics, applying mathematics to the problem. He was one of the forerunning churchmen who laid the foundation of ideas upon which modern science would be constructed. Read more about him here.
4 Practical Guidelines For Reading Old Testament Stories – The Old Testament is a great source of inspiration and information. But sometimes, it can seem daunting and overwhelming. How can you understand these ancient stories in light of our very removed culture and times? Here are four things to keep in mind that can help.
The Number 2 – The Bible has a lot of 2’s in it. This quick quiz on the number 2 is pretty fun, and you might be surprised at how you do.
Does Your Pastor Love You? – I love my church. I love my church for a large variety of reasons. And I display it in various ways. But this article point out the prime way a pastor shows his love for the church. I love my church!