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2014: Year of the Ark Psalm 29

2014: Year of the Ark

When we find ourselves gasping for breath, overwhelmed by life's?problems, we need an ark for our spirits.

At a Glance

We know. It's a bit strange to be talking about Noah's Ark given the text is Psalm 29. But this text (see vv. 3 and 10) does seem to make a connection. And, since Noah's Ark theme parks and attractions seem to be all over creation right now, well -- we thought we'd bring it up.

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For material based on the gospel reading, see "A Dangerous Baptism," January 9, 2011, at

The new year has begun, and conditions look good for a flood.

A flood of arks.

Arks are bobbing up around the world at a surprising rate.

In the Netherlands, you can now visit "Ark van Noach." This is a full-sized ark model that actually floats. Built by a construction company owner named Johan Huibers, it cost $1.3 million and weighs 3,000 tons.

In Hong Kong, another full-sized replica of Noah's ark exists at "Noah's Ark Park and Resort." It stands alongside a solar telescope, a set of gardens and evangelistic displays. Unfortunately, its Christian benefactors are on trial...

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