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What is the deepest human-made hole in the world? Is it the Kola Superdeep Borehole (Russia) or something else? This leads us to a discussion of the depth and satisfaction of the "wells of salvation" mentioned in today's Isaiah text.
For material based on today's epistle text, see "Broken Window Theory," November 14, 2004, at HomileticsOnline.com.
In Jules Verne's 1864 novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, a mad German scientist named Otto Lidenbrock decides to take a journey down through the mouth of a volcano into the Earth's core where he and his companions find a world filled with prehistoric dinosaurs, mastodons and giant humans, among other things. It's an adventure story that continues to intrigue people in the 21st century. The 2008 movie version, starring Brendan Fraser, acts as a kind of sequel to the original book.
Of course, any elementary school science student knows that the story and all its adaptations are pure fiction. When you drill down ...