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How to separate fact and fiction online

By the end of this short talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge?Markham Nolan calls himself a "literary mercenary." His main responsibility is to sift through news and information to see what's true and what's not. In the era of the ubiquitous and immediate cell phone photo, Twitter message and YouTube video, how do we verify and validate a piece of information arriving, say, from a region at war or one going through a natural disaster? As the managing editor of Storyful, that's a question he has to answer daily. "Their mission is to 'pull the news from the noise.' They have built up reliable communities in a range of countries, so that when news breaks, they have contacts they can call on to help verify locally-originated social media content." Watch the video by CLICKING HERE.

Statue of Biblical Joseph Found: Story Covered Up!

Is there archeological evidence for the Biblical Joseph? If you misdate the Biblical Exodus i.e., if you put the Exodus into a historical context where it does not belong, then – by definition – you won’t find any archeological evidence for Joseph, or any other Biblical figure for that matter. And this is precisely what the majority of archeologists do when they date the Exodus. First, they say it didn’t happen. Then, they illogically date what didn’t happen to the 13th century BCE – 1270 BCE to be precise. But if you go with the date for the Exodus proposed by the Bible itself i.e., 480 years prior to the construction of the Temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:1), then you get a date around 1,500 BCE. Based on archeology and textual analysis, professors John Bimson and the late David Livingstonproposed a similar date. So let’s go with the Biblical chronology and see if it leads us to any archeology connected to the Israelite patriarch Joseph. Read the complete article at -- http://www.simch…

EDEN (From BHC’s Memes of the Bible Database)

Introduction: The word “meme,” as it is now used, did not exist before 1976, but the first “engineered memes” were created in the late 19th century.[i]The word meme originated with Richard Dawkins' 1976 bookThe Selfish Gene. To emphasize commonality withgenes, Dawkins coined the term "meme," which derives from the Greek word mimema meaning "something imitated" (the Greek word mneme means “memory).[ii]A meme is a unit of information in a mind whose existence influences events such that more copies of itself get created in other minds.[iii] A gene is a unit of genetic heredity and a meme is a unit of cultural heredity.[iv] Our genes come from our ancestors through our parents. Our memes come through our senses to our brains. A good way to understand genes and memes is to use the analogy of each of us being like a computer. Genes are the hardware and memes are the software.[v] We are genetic memetic entities.


Meme: A meme is a unit of information in a mind whose ex…

Four Versions of the Ten Commandments: The Eighth Commandment

This is the eighth in a series of blogs that presents four versions of the Ten Commandments (based on Exodus 20). Read the blog at -- http://bhcbiblestudies.blogspot.com/2014/02/four-versions-of-ten-commandments_17.html

Four Versions of the Ten Commandments: The Seventh Commandment

This is the seventh in a series of blogs that presents four versions of the Ten Commandments (based on Exodus 20). Read the blog at -- http://bhcbiblestudies.blogspot.com/2014/02/four-versions-of-ten-commandments_13.html

Four Versions of the Ten Commandments: The Sixth Commandment

This is the sixth in a series of blogs that presents four versions of the Ten Commandments (based on Exodus 20). Read the blog at -- http://bhcbiblestudies.blogspot.com/2014/02/four-versions-of-ten-commandments-sixth.html

The Living Seventh Day

The Seventh Day is the high point of the opening creation account of Genesis, but most Bible readers aren’t aware of it because of two things. First, when chapter and verse markers were inserted later, they destroyed the original context. Second, most readers do not know what “and He rested” meant to the ancient audience. But there something else -- an amazing mystery that makes the Seventh Day different from anything else the Creator created. Read the complete article at -- http://biblicalheritage.org/DTB/0214_DTB_The_Living_Seventh_Day_Exp2.pdf

Four Versions of the Ten Commandments: The Second Commandment

This is the second in a series of blogs that presents four versions of the Ten Commandments (based on Exodus 20). Read the blog at -- http://bhcbiblestudies.blogspot.com/2014/02/four-versions-of-ten-commandments.html

Four Versions of the Ten Commandments: The First Commandment

It is discussions about things that everyone thinks they know that often reveal some very interesting surprises. Discussions about the Ten Commandments often fit into that category. Depending on who is presenting the list of commandments, you may be surprised to learn that the commandments will differ. In this series I will present four versions of the Ten Commandments – one commandment in each blog. The presentation of the First Commandment is now online at -- http://bhcbiblestudies.blogspot.com/2014/02/four-versions-of-ten-commandments-first.html