The Next Generation...

Written by Terry Dashner

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Continuingrepparttar Star Trek analogy,repparttar 139728 postmodern perspective is reflected inrepparttar 139729 second Star Trek series, The Next Generation. The crew ofrepparttar 139730 later Enterprise is more diverse than that ofrepparttar 139731 original, including species from other parts ofrepparttar 139732 universe. This change representsrepparttar 139733 broader universality of postmodernity: humankind is no longerrepparttar 139734 only advanced intelligence, for evolution has been operative throughoutrepparttar 139735 cosmos. More importantly,repparttar 139736 understanding ofrepparttar 139737 quest for knowledge has changed. Humankind is not capable of completingrepparttar 139738 mandate alone; nor doesrepparttar 139739 burden ofrepparttar 139740 quest fall to humans alone. The crew ofrepparttar 139741 Enterprise symbolizesrepparttar 139742 ‘new ecology’ of humankind in partnership withrepparttar 139743 universe. Their mission is no longer to boldly go ‘where no man has gone before’ but ‘where no one has gone before.’ (Grenz page 9).

Although Data often provides valuable assistance in dealing with problems, he is only one of several who contribute to finding solutions. In addition torepparttar 139744 ‘master of rationality,’repparttar 139745 Enterprise crew includes persons skilled inrepparttar 139746 affective and intuitive dimensions of human life. Especially prominent is Counselor Troi, a woman gifted with ability to perceiverepparttar 139747 hidden feelings of others. In this new world, time is no longer simply linear, appearance is not necessarily reality, andrepparttar 139748 rational is not always to be trusted (Grenz, page 9). Things are upside-down.

As George Marsden correctly concludes, in some sense evangelicalism—with its focus on scientific thinking,repparttar 139749 empirical approach, and common sense—is a child of early modernity. But our society is inrepparttar 139750 throes of a monumental transition, moving from modernity to postmodernity. The emerging generation has been nurtured in a context shaped less by commitment torepparttar 139751 Enlightenment project embodied in Star Trek than byrepparttar 139752 postmodern vision of Rorty and Star Trek: The Next Generation (Grenz page 10). So where do we go from here?

We—evangelicals—go boldly where many men before us have failed to go: back torepparttar 139753 Word of God. We don’t need to changerepparttar 139754 message to relate torepparttar 139755 postmodernists. We need to proclaim, even louder, that Jesus isrepparttar 139756 same yesterday, today, and forever. Jesus isrepparttar 139757 Way,repparttar 139758 Truth, andrepparttar 139759 Life, period. He has always beenrepparttar 139760 Way. He has always beenrepparttar 139761 Truth. And He has always been and forever will berepparttar 139762 Life. If any man will hear his voice and call on Him, Jesus will save him from his sins. This, my friend, isrepparttar 139763 Gospel Truth that need not change to accommodaterepparttar 139764 modernists and postmodernists, butrepparttar 139765 modernists and postmodernists can be changed byrepparttar 139766 power ofrepparttar 139767 Gospel if we commoners will boldly proclaim it.

Keeprepparttar 139768 faith. Stayrepparttar 139769 course. Jesus is coming soon! Men will one day discover that Jesus is Truth, absolutely.

Pastor T. dash.

Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK.

Ghost Talk - EVP Helps You Hear Them Talk

Written by Gloria Young

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I rememberrepparttar first time I got my first EVP. I was ecstatic. I had gone to a local historical building at Halloween where I was to be a guest on a local radio show and they were broadcastingrepparttar 139221 show from this building. I had my tape recorder with me. I always have some sort of media with me to play back when I get home so I can listen to myself and make sure I don't sound like some idiot. I set my recorder in front of me onrepparttar 139222 table. There were two ofrepparttar 139223 show personalities on my right atrepparttar 139224 table and one tarot card reader, giving readings, on my left atrepparttar 139225 table. No one was ever near my recorder and I never leftrepparttar 139226 table. Followingrepparttar 139227 radio show, I went home and listened torepparttar 139228 taping while working at my computer. Much to my surprise, as I was listening torepparttar 139229 recording I received a voice as clear as can be, sounding like an older woman, telling me, "get out", not in a nice way. I was amazed. I had to call anyone I could get ahold of and let them listen to it. Everyone was congratulating me. I had always said that this historic building was not haunted. I had been in it often overrepparttar 139230 years and swore that it was not haunted. To my surprise, I got one ofrepparttar 139231 best EVP's I have ever received and really cherish it to this day. It is not often that you are able to get EVP, let alone one so clear. I felt very honored. A ghost somewhere felt I was worthy of receiving an EVP, even if it wasn't a really nice one. They apparently had issues that haven't been dealt with and wanted to be alone. Unfortunately, there were probably 50 people nearby that I couldn't have been able to get rid of, sorepparttar 139232 ghost was going to have to deal withrepparttar 139233 intrusion of this building a bit longer.

EVP can be obtained. The old adage, "if at first your don't succeed, try, try again" really holds full weight here. You need to keep working at it and working at it. Talk torepparttar 139234 ghosts wherever you are trying to get EVP, ask them to talk to you. Be polite, considerate, respectful. They are people too. You can use any type of recorder. Digital has been proven to berepparttar 139235 best but tape works as well. Most of all, keep trying. You will find that ghosts will begin to talk to you and may give you messages if you want them. You can talk to ghosts too!!

Gloria Young has been a ghost hunter and paranormal investigator for over 10 years. She has dedicated her life to researching paranormal activity. She has written, "Faces of a Ghost Hunter" as well as three other books. She founded the paranormal research group, "Ghost Trackers". She has co-produced two documentaries on ghost hunting. (

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