In the Broadway show Hamilton, as Gen. George Washington gives Alexander Hamilton his military command, he encourages and cautions the ambitious Hamilton:
“I know that we can win. I know that greatness lies in you. But remember from here on in, history has its eyes on you.”
Joe Biden's Vice Presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, would be wise to remember this stanza — not with visions of grandeur or ego-puffing pride, but in humility-inducing reflection about her responsibility to the people of this land, the patriots that have gone before and the principles that make our united history all possible.
Israeli researchers have been analyzing the Dead Sea Scrolls as part of an intensive seven-year study. DNA analysis of the animal skins the scrolls were printed on has revealed that some of them were written far off in the Qumran instead of the Dead Sea, where it is widely considered that they were composed by an ancient Jewish sect known as the Essenes.
Christians should realize that the awe that overwhelms humans when watching man set foot on the moon or a robot land on Mars or astronauts boarding the space station is more than a mere feeling. Rather, it’s a testament to our unique status and role in creation, as well as our drive and capacity to imagine beyond the constraints of what is to what might be, and it’s a reminder that the universe is a place to be known, explored, and even subdued.