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Advertising Experiment

Some of you may have noticed that I have recently allowed ads to appear on this site. I resisted for a long time because I was concerned about the nature of ads that might be inconsistent with the message of my blog. I didn’t want anything showing up that would be contrary to my Biblical worldview.

The ads that now appear are being scrutinized carefully. We are allowed to block whole types of ads that are not Christian and/or family-friendly. Most that have passed that scrutiny are either for Christian universities and other types of Christian promotions or for products that are neutral, such as ads for cars, etc. I’m also now seeing ads for Brazilian food recipes—which I trust are not offensive to anyone. 😉

A few of the wrong types have slipped in at times. For instance, one day I saw an ad promoting Scientology. I reported it and haven’t seen it since. So, I appeal for patience and understanding if something should happen to appear that seems inconsistent with a Biblical viewpoint. Please know that we are doing our best to screen all ads for appropriateness.

In all I do, I want God to be glorified.

Summer Vacation

I am taking the rest of this week off. Do enjoy your Independence Day, and remember why it is being celebrated. I will return next week.

Back in 2015

I’ll be taking a break from Pondering Principles for the rest of this month. It doesn’t mean I’ll stop pondering; I just won’t be sharing what I’m pondering. Meanwhile, have a restful (yes, that is possible) few weeks and I’ll see you back here again on January 1, 2015. God bless.

C. S. Lewis Survey Update & Reminder

C. S. Lewis 3A few days ago, I posted about a survey I’m conducting on the influence of C. S. Lewis on Americans. I invited readers to complete that survey if indeed Lewis has made an impact on your thinking and how you live your life as a Christian.

Already I’ve received thirty responses. That’s very good for just a couple of days. I would like more, though, since I want my pool of information to be as large as possible. These testimonies will aid in my goal of writing a book on Lewis’s influence on Americans over the decades.

So, here’s my appeal again today. If you have something to share along this line, please go to the survey, which can be found at

Scroll down just a bit, read the explanation for what I’m seeking to accomplish, and click on the survey. Many thanks to all who choose to participate.

June Vacation

I will be halfway around the world most of June, visiting family. As a result, I’ve decided to do something I haven’t done for the last six years—take a month-long break from Pondering Principles. When this blog picks up again on July 1, I will be refreshed and ready to ponder some more. Don’t leave permanently, please. Come back July 1. God bless to all.

Join Me on Twitter

I’ve just set up a Twitter account. You can connect at @KAlanSnyder. Hope to see some of you there.

Spring Break

Spring break for Southeastern University has arrived, and I am taking full advantage of it. A family reunion has been in the planning for nearly two years, and this is the week for it. It will take place on a cruise ship as we stop at Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas. I’m not taking my laptop with me; for much of the time I will be blissfully removed from everyday life. Everyone needs a break now and then.

However, I will return. The planned date for that return is Tuesday, March 12. Hope you will rejoin my ponderings at that time.