Ed “What the” Heckman, and his blog, Greatest Pursuits. Welcome to the blogosphere – and keep writing stuff like this!

In thinking long and hard about whether or not to start this blog, there has been one concept which has been driving my thinking more than any other; the pursuit of Truth. In nearly every serious debate I see on the internet and in the media there is always at least one side, and sometimes even all sides, where Belief is considered more important than Truth. Reversing these two concepts like this is a sure fire recipe for disaster. Over the past year the pursuit for truth and showing others the truth has become one of the driving passions of my life.

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family fame, is featured in a US News and World Report article.

“My purpose in living is not to take a good reputation to the grave,” he says. “I want to do what I think God wants me to do, and I want to do it as wisely and judiciously as possible and let the chips fall where they may.”

(HT: Hugh Hewitt)

Moving Beyond If is today’s “Slice of Infinity” article, from RZIM.

But who can navigate through such a mess of ifs and conditions? If I work harder, if I trust more fully, if I repent more somberly or seek more fervently, then I will find Him. Still for others, the conditions we set before our relationship with God are a matter of hiding: If He really knew me, if I sat before Him without this mask, He wouldn’t want anything to do with me.

In our mess of conditions it is often the simplest logic that escapes us. I am most confronted about the “ifs and thens” I carry when I sit before the “ifs and thens” of Scripture.

Go read the rest. It’s good…

The Gentle Wind Project lost it’s suit against Rick Ross, a specialist on cult activity. The suit alleged “defamation”. However, there are other defendants – notably, James Bergin and his wife, Judy Garvey.

Gentle Wind’s focus is on “Healing Instruments.” The suit, not surprisingly, focuses on Mr. Ross’ statements that TGWP is a “a rather odd group” and a “purported ‘cult.’ ” However, Mr. Ross is an interesting study himself.
(No endorsement of either of the above groups. However – Apologetics Index is an excellent resource.)

Outrage of the day
The Dutch Soccer club Ajax is reporting that they are trying to “discard their image” as a Jewish club (as they aren’t Jewish), to discourage anti-Semitic behavior from opponents.

Many anti-Ajax chants refer to the Holocaust. Rival fans chant “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” and make hissing sounds to imitate the sound of gas flowing.