by Adam Willems

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Manifest Destination

As you read this, a metallic mass just a smidge smaller than my Subaru Forester hurdles through outer space at 11.947 kilometers per second. That’s 7.426 miles per second—or, to use a different set of imperial units, 12.313 Oregon Trails per hour.  Cost-effective, rugged, utile: Pioneer 10, the object in question, would certainly pass with […]

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Troubleshooting Prophecy

Twentieth century philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich delivered his sermon “The Shaking of the Foundations” to a world more or less in tatters and ready to hear his version of the Word. In the late 1940s, as in the 1920s, world leaders and citizens resolved to prevent future mass death and violence on the scale […]