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Month: August 2011

Food Court

When I think of a food court, two things usually come to mind.

The first is the food court located on a military installation where various fast food vendors are all located around the same eating area. Some of the vendors are those that the general public would find familiar with such as Taco Bell or Popeye’s Chicken, but there are also places that would only be familiar to military members such as Robin Hood or Anthony’s Pizza. The size and number of vendors varies with the size of the installation.

The second place that comes to mind is Disney World. Much like the military installation, there are different types of food available: burgers, pizza, desert, and full dinners. The dinners usually take on the style of the resort the food court is located in, but these are all owned by Disney.

After reading Gerald Nachman’s fictitious My Day In Food Court at The American Spectator, I now have a third picture in my mind when I think of a food court. But this one’s a little scary.


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Biblical Archaeology: Philip’s Tomb and Gobekli Tepe

I had heard the news that [Philip the Apostle](’s tomb had been found a few months ago, but I held off being excited because I know how those discoveries are often recanted later. As it turns out, it’s may not be the Apostle’s tomb, but [Philip the Evangelist]( Either way, it’s still an exciting find if true, because finding the tombs of people who are mentioned in Scripture still serve to provide more evidence for the reliability of Scripture.

More on Philip’s Tomb:

* [Philip’s Tomb]( “Philip’s Tomb at Stand To Reason”)
* [Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle Discovered in Turkey]( “Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle Discovered in Turkey at Fox News”)
* [The tomb of one of the Disciples?]( “The tomb of one of the Disciples? at Cranach”)

Another find that has been revealed over the last couple of weeks has been equally as interesting. It’s that of [Gobekli Tepe](,38.9224&spn=0.01,0.01&t=h&q=37.2233,38.9224 “Google Maps”). Gobekli Tepe is being heralded as the oldest “Temple” ever found, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. If true, it would provide more evidence that religion has always been a part of mankind’s life, and not something invented later on as part of culture. Stand to Reason has posted a short article on this, along with an interview of Ben Witherington regarding the ramifications for secular understandings of religious history. I highly recommend you follow the link STR provides in the article called [Philip’s Tomb]( “Philip’s Tomb at Stand To Reason”) and listen to the interview; it’s only about 18 minutes.

More on Gobekli Tepe:

* [Göbekli Tepe]( “Göbekli Tepe at Wikipedia”)
* [Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?]( “Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? at”)

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