Last week I mentioned Admiral William McRaven and former CIA Director John Brennan in a post. I knew McRaven was a graduate of the University of Texas (and later chancellor) but only recently found out Brennan also graduated from there receiving a Master of Arts in government with a concentration in Middle East studies. Brennan is also a Distinguished Non-Resident Scholar at UT, where he also serves as a Senior Advisor to the University’s Intelligence Studies Project.
I also mentioned last week that Robert Gates, former President of Texas A&M University, was the Director of the CIA. Man, Aggies and Longhorns are well connected with the CIA.
People tend to become atheists at a younger age when their religious parents talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, according to new research published in the journal Religion, Brain & Behavior. The study provides evidence that exposure to religiously-motivated actions plays an important role in the onset of atheism.
Anytime I hear a Rotten Tomatoes score I automatically tune out. I’m not sure what I have against them, it feels like they are over-exposed and over-hyped.
Our pastor has been preaching a series on mortality. We recently had a married couple (an oncologist and internist) and a social worker, all members of our church, hold a roundtable discussion of sorts about dealing with death from the “professional perspective”. Yesterday our pastor’s sermon was over hospice and euthanasia. Here’s one thing he stated I think is worth repeating, “I never had one person say, ‘I called hospice too soon!'”
On another church-related note about yesterday’s worship service, WifeGeeding was ordained as a deacon.