An unexpected side effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spiderwebs. People in the area had never seen this phenomenon before. (Courtesy: National Geographic)
Here is an email from my Systematic Theology Professor…
Dear Systematic Theologians,
Three things from me.
First, you should be getting your marks for the first assignment this week.
Second, I’ve been asked about late assignments. All late assignments will be docked a letter grade for each day the work is late. So if it is graded an ‘A’ and is a day late, it gets ‘A-‘; if two days late, ‘B+’; three days, ‘B’ … and so on.
Third, if you’re wondering ‘why would he EVER think I’ll turn in a piece of work late? What could be more important than theology?!’ Well, I know. I agree. I understand. But … some people are like this:
It explains a lot, don’t you think? See you Tuesday.
Matthew:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.