June 18, 2006 The University
of Michigan has recently
added Deep Blue to the growing list of full-text services that are
springing up to dispense research results without charge to readers.
(See Google Scholar
for another example.) While debate about free vs. subscription access
to scholarly research continues, one cannot help but feel pleased for
the students. Given the financial burdens students face, and the technical
hassles involved in obtaining access to papers subject to digital rights
management, I'd be surprised if students were not pretty clear and unanimous
about preferring services like Deep Blue to ones they have to pay for
the privilege of struggling with.
Baptist recently had a vote on electing elder leadership... Apparently
they voted it down.
Digital newspapers, redux
Web is Number
Look what got caught outside
my back window...
From John Fischer:
Servants serve because theyre
servants. Servants dont have a service quota to meet once a week;
service is what they do. Servants dont even expect to be thanked,
because they are merely doing what is expected of them. A servants
thanks is seeing the whole operation run smoothly being a part
of something that is bigger than we are.
The best kind of service is the kind that is never noticed or given
recognition. In fact, a good judge of whether our service is of God
is how well or how poorly we handle no one noticing.
From Larry, and well worth reading-
to Adrian Rogers.
We were just discussing a Rogers quote in the Cohort Cafe this week.
Something about a thing must have one head and if it has
one head its a freak (in regard to a plurality of elders in a church).
My favorite Rogersism: "Your hope of heaven's not worth half a
hallelujah if Jesus wasn't raised from the dead."
House Church movement
From Barna: Americans are redesigning their ways of life, crafting lifestyles
that reflect their priorities and interests. One of the latest expressions
of this new
approach is the adoption of the house church as a means of experiencing
and expressing faith. Is this a good trend?
Myths about Education
...held by the American public from
Probe Ministries' Don
Build the Kingdom
The kingdom like a mustard seed
When into fertile soil is sown
Will come to flourish and take root
One day it will bear much fruit
Once into a mighty tree it has grown
We build the kingdom in this world
And see lost ground reclaimed
Though it was once forsaken
Once abandoned now retaken
And the long lost territories are regained.
The kingdom is where the King is
So take His reign as you go
Extend the kingdom by your love
By your good works they will know.
The faith that they have heard of
The solid hope beyond compare
Well live the Word before them
And with our tongues declare
We know the power to overcome
To possess a victory already won
By the blood of the slain lamb
He has risen now to take his stand
Oh to see the victory of Christ
Oh to be the mighty victory of Christ
June 20, 2006
Sing a Song of Jesus
Sing a song of freedom, sing a song of peace
Sing a song of Jesus, sing of sweet release
Theres no other song that saves and frees us
Song a song, sing a song of Jesus
Sing a song of mercy, sing a song of grace
Sing a song of Jesus, sing of his wondrous ways
Theres no other song that heals all our diseases
Song a song ,Sing a song of Jesus
Sing a song of passion, sing a song of fire
Sing a song of Jesus, sing of our sovereign sire
Theres no other song that well allow to seize us
Song a song , Sing a song of Jesus
Sing a song...Sing a song,
Sing the song of the redeemed of Christ
And sing it all day long
Sing out loud, sing out strong
Sing the song as praises sacrifice
The song shall carry us along
Theres no other song that strengthens us and frees us
Sing a song, a simple song of Jesus.
June 21, 2006