...thoughts expressed here are not necessarily final.
March 29, 2005 Report from the Birthday Road
Yes, it was a happy one- I get to be in my forties for
another year. I was on the road returning from Easter at my Mom's house
just outside Louisville, Kentucky. She is widowed too, and in some ways
not doing as well as my Mother in Law who had the broken hip. Though she
is twenty five years younger than my Mother in law, in some ways I am
more concerned about her. Thank you so much for your prayers.
My alma mater, Louisville, won and Duke got beat, which
is a bit of consolation for me. As an alumnus, I want Louisville to beat
Illinois which would be an upset. I was really looking forward to a Kentucky-Louisville
final with a repeat of this year's win. North Carolina is only there on
the basis of a bad call from the refs I think the refereeing has hit an
alltime low this tournament. Just one man's opinion.
Thoughts on Resurrection and Redemption
I've been reading Bavinck again and his writings
on Ordo Salutis- here are some thoughts:
It follows that there is a basic, organic unity
between Christs resurrection and the resurrection of believers.
Union with Christ underlies every redemptive blessing in the covenant
of grace. To enter by faith into union with Christ involves concurrent
possession of every redemptive benefit available in this age and the age
to come. Therefore we receive no benefit apart from union with Christ
in his death and resurrection.
The biblical witness is that all of the parts of our salvation are to be taken together. there is only an order of salvation in the finite view of man's logical, linear apprehension of it. Our redemption is in accordance with our justification and our justification is in accordance with the imputation of Christ's righteousness. The resurrection secures all the promised of our salvation but it is also a part of that salvation.
Wrote this after a rainy Sunday Easter Sunrise
service. We had hoped to partake of this at Bernheim
Forest's Arboretum, but it was moved to vine Hill BC due to rain.
Now it begins again and again- The hallelujah's
Since we have been raised up Set your minds on
We are the Easter People with a sense of wonder
So now that we are lifted up On heaven fix our
Graced to live forever Graced to live in the light
We are the Easter People with a sense of wonder
Anthony Foster March 27, 2005
March 29, 2005
Christians and Jedi Masters by Dick Staub
From the Product description:
"Written by award-winning radio personality Dick Staub, this compelling book is filled with anecdotes from the Star Wars films that serve as a launching pad into rediscovering authentic Christianity. Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters also contains quotes from revered "Jedi Christians" such as Thomas Merton, Teresa of Avila, the Apostle Paul, G. K. Chesterton, and other theologians, mystics, writers, and philosophers. The author sheds new light on the struggles and challenges of living faithfully in postmodern life and offers a reintroduction to what C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien called the "one true myth," Christianity. "AF: I'll have to read this to determine if this author has a true understanding of Lewis and Tolkien. He seems to find Christianity in the Hinduism/Dualism of Star Wars...
Church at the Flap Jack Shack by John Fischer
This is getting to be fun. Ever since my devotional about church at St. Arbucks, I have been receiving reports from so many of you who are experiencing "church" somewhere in the public arena, and by that I mean fellowship, praise, study of the Bible, prayer and the related accountability that comes from being in a small group -- all of this carried out somewhere in a restaurant, coffee bistro or common area where a public normally gathers. And these groups all have names. Iıve heard about Hallelujah Hardees, Praise the Lord Perkins, St. Paneras, St. Barnies, and one group on the island of Barbados doesnıt have a name, they just meet on the boardwalk. "Bajans, (as we are called) are very picky eaters," a member of that group wrote, "and most of the international restaurant chains haven't lasted long [here]."
Read the rest of the devotional at Purpose Driven Life Daily Devotionals.
John Fischer is the Senior Writer for Purpose Driven Life Daily Devotionals. He resides in Southern California with his wife, Marti and son, Chandler. They also have two adult children, Christopher and Anne. John is a published author and popular speaker.
Narnia on Tour
"The foremost Christian author of the 20th
century is neither a theologian nor a preacher but a layman and a teacher
named Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis."
Three dates on the tour
I see that Bruce Edwards is involved with the Tour.
St Louis, MO Echoes of Eden in C.S Lewis's The
Lion Witch and the Wardrobe
Dallas, TX C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: Companions
Louisville, KY Frozen to Thawed: How to Best Read, Understand and Enjoy The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe PERRY BRAMLETT Director of C.S. Lewis for the Local Church
Let the Church Say Amen
A documentary on an urban storefront church, airing on PBS tonight, highlights the power of faith to improve lives.
Nazi camp ashes to be buried
Story here. A 5-foot-thick layer unearthed in memorial construction.Tens of thousands of prisoners died at Sachsenhausen. The ashes of thousands of victims of the Nazis' Sachsenhausen concentration camp were to be buried Tuesday in a ceremony near the World War II camp.
Madonna and hubby show up at a Purim celebration as a nun and the Pope.
Death Penalty Tossed Over Jury's Bible Study
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday threw out the death penalty in a rape-and-murder case because jurors had studied Bible verses such as "eye for eye, tooth for tooth" during deliberations.
Learning as war
Man is an adaptive organism. He evaluates the
gap existing between two situations and develops a process that allows
for the closing of that gap. Needs, emotions, attitudes and beliefs, also
known as affects are set alongside cognition which compares concepts,
propositions, episodes, procedures and problem solving to represent knowledge.
From that knowledge flows function. We act accordingly to use knowledge
to accomplish tasks, to establish competencies and to acquire those competencies.
The biggest disconnect and crisis in life comes when man tries to bridge a gap that is infinite in nature- the gap between the creature and the creator. There is only ONE bridge, Jesus Christ, who can accomplish that. We still need an intercessor, a Great High Priest. There is none who is found worthy on the earth to break the seven seals of Revelation 5. Only the lamb who was slain and who stands up is worthy to unfold the scroll of redemptive history and to bring it to its consummation. Try as he might, man has forfeited that ability in Adam, and until one is placed in the second adam, the lamb of god, there can be no access to God.
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