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Message from God: Congratulations! You've Won A Millions Dollars!

A short lesson on the time value of money

Joe, a new convert to Christianity and a first year student at Harvard Business School, was impressed by what the Bible has to say about the power of prayer. He thought he had discovered a path to instant wealth and happiness.

So Joe says to God, "I'll bet a thousand years is just like a minute to you."

God replies, "Yes, Joe, you've got that right."

Then Joe says, "God, I'll bet a million dollars is just like a penny to you."

God replies again, "Yes, Joe, you're right once again."

Going for the trifecta, with thoughts of what he was shortly to be doing with his instant million, Joe asks: "Would you give me a million dollars?"

God: "Yes, Joe, but it’ll take just a minute."

Charles Henderson

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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and Executive Director of
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).  
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here.
God and Science (Hypertext Edition, 2005).
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion:
Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).

Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.  

For more information about Charles Henderson.
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