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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Oil Is a Gift from God. Are We Squandering It?

Oil Is a Gift from God. Are We Squandering It?
Oil Is a Gift from God. Are We Squandering It?
What the church can do when the world’s had too much of a good thing.
Ken Baake
By August 27, 1859, New England railroad conductor Edwin L. Drake had been spending borrowed money for months, and it was running out. His steam-powered drill had bored 69 feet into the rock near Titusville, Pennsylvania, at the rate of three feet a day, and he had yet to strike oil. His employer, America’s first petroleum exploration company, had given up on him. When Drake and his crew went home for the night, they were already accustomed to being the punchline of local jokes.
The next day, ...
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