I have discovered that the three-year anniversary of this blog was yesterday. Oops.
In past years I’ve written an awful lot more than that, about how I never expected to be at this for more than a week etc etc etc, but considering how much I’ve posted lately I think the above is all I deserve.
Much more interesting though is my (accidental – I haven’t been paying much attention lately at all) discovery of a new ICR project: URCall. The name is of course supposed to attract the Young People of Today with its Textual Language Translation of “your,” as in “your call.” URCall can therefore be considered a rough successor to Your Origins Matter (YOM), which is not dead so much as terminally ill. The name did throw me initially, however, as the first association I came to was some kind of Iraqi cell phone network, as in my experience aside from the ancient city “ur” means “you are” (“you’re”), not “your.” Therefore, I do henceforth declare that the official pronunciation of URCall when referred to on this website is indeed along the lines of a guttural “err-call.”
URCall has, among other things, a blog. As you might have guessed by now, one of the posts already published is called “Fossils: Prehistoric Selfies“. The site as a whole is not quite as cringe-worthy as all that implies, which is admirable, but it’s a fine line they tread. Their about page notes that “14 out of 50 states teach forms of creationism in government funded schools,” apparently bemoaning that it’s not higher (I thought it was lower). The American Christian persecution complex is in evidence: the say that “Today, more than ever, it seems like it is becoming increasingly difficult to remain a courageous Christian in the midst of a secular world.” The site claims to be “for Millennials by Millennials,” which is probably true only by a technicality. Theoretically they are big-tent, referencing intelligent design and being “a community of Christians sharing their ideas about the relationship between faith and science,” but given their past history I really do doubt that.
But the most important part for us, at least for the moment, is going to be their collection of (very short) videos presented by Markus Lloyd, who also presented their Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis dvds. In the interest of providing at least some content here – or at least creating another aborted project so soon after the last – I’m going to be scheduling posts containing short rebuttals. Appropriately, the first one that I’ve chosen is about the Tower of Babel, which as you know definitely existed. That will appear in about two days, and we’ll go from there.
I appreciate people regularly checking in to see if I’ve posted anything, but as you can see I’m not exactly reliable. I recommend then that you use RSS or email alerts to let them come to you, but it’s your decision.