Monday, November 30, 2009

Can ancestory of Jews be traced using modern genetics?

I came across some interesting articles:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rick and Kay Warren's Painful, Gradual Love Story

[Some highlights]

A word from God. Then another. Then misery. How the Warrens finally fell in love.

....All of that left little time for dating, which didn't seem to bother him in the least. He and some like-minded friends jocularly proclaimed themselves "Bachelors to the Rapture" and boasted that they would be pleased to remain single until the Second Coming...."Rick just figures, 'Why spend money on a girl you're not going to marry?'" he explained. "He believes that when the right one comes along, God will point her out and that will be that."...One weekend he accepted an invitation to speak at the First Baptist Church. Kay played piano for the service. Rick would recall what happened: "I looked over at her right before I got up to speak, and God said just as clearly as I'm talking to you, 'You're going to marry that girl.' Now, I immediately doubted it for two or three reasons—first, I didn't love her; second, God had never before or ever since talked to me that clearly in my life, ever; and, number three, she was madly in love with my best friend." He decided to keep the revelation to himself.....Soon after they returned to school in the fall, Kay's boyfriend broke up with her....Rick asked her out and she accepted....Eight days later they went out again,... as they finished praying, Rick looked up at her and blurted out, "Will you marry me?"....

[Read the full story in the web-link]