Last night I had an opportunity for an exclusive interview with Dr. Frank O. Bastian, the neuropathologist at the Louisiana State University Ag Center who has found a link between a spiroplasma bacteria and Chronic Wasting Disease (and other TSE diseases). The spiroplasma bacteria is present in all cases of TSE diseases, but the prion is not. Therefore, he views the bacteria as the infectious agent, and not the prion. In our hour-long conversation I learned that Dr. Bastian is very down-to-earth, helpful, and vitally concerned about the transmission of TSE diseases. His breakthrough research has recently found a way to culture the bacteria so that study of these terrible diseases can acceler
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison (Genesis 27:3, KJV).
God is pro-hunting. That's right, and he has some things to say about the chase. The Bible presents hunting in a positive light. History, science and common sense also inform us about the role hunting plays in God's created order — what people call nature.
"Mission: Hunter" is a blog that addresses hunting topics through the lens of theology for the woods and for hunters who pursue deer and other wildlife in its native habitat, grounded in the moral rightness of hunting from a Christian and biblical point of view.
The Bible does not support the common idea that hunting is morally wrong. Hunting is moral, positive, and right for a Christian believer to do. In the Old Testament the history of hunting goes back to the days of Noah (Genesis 9:2-3). In the New Testament it was God who told Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, to "Kill and eat" (Acts 10:13). God's word in Genesis 9:2-3 never changed.
In my mission to pursue Christ, hunting is a platform for sharing the gospel through writing and speaking. Mission: Hunter!