Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Arabic script appears mysteriously on boy’s skin

Degestan, October 19 -- Despite the advances medicine has made, there are still plenty of unusual conditions that appear mysterious, perplexing medical experts and defying all logic.

Ali Yakubov, a nine-month-old baby boy from Russia left doctors stupefied after the word Allah allegedly showed up on his chin when he was only a few weeks old.

Since then, verses from the Koran have emerged consistently on the infant’s back, arms, legs and stomach, before apparently fading away and being replaced with new ones.

Link to picture and original story: Skin
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Beltway Park Heresy Continues.....

The Preaching Today Blog will be covering this event, so check back often for updates.
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Christless Christianity

Hello, just got back from a I travelled around from airport to airport I started reading a new book by Dr Michael Horton (of Whitehorse Inn fame) called "Christless Christianity." Let me tell you, this is a good one to get and read!

Here is a quote to get your tastebuds moving...I may post more as I read it.

"The challenge before us a Christian witnesses is whether we will offer Jesus Christ as the key to fulfilling our narcissistic preoccupation or as the Redeemer who liberates us from its guilt and power. Does Christ come to boost our ego or to crucify our ego and raise us up as new creatures with our identity in him? (p. 33).

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

'Missing Link' Primate Fossil Debunked

Remember Ida, the fossil discovery announced last May with its own book and TV documentary? A publicity blitz called it "the link" that would reveal the earliest evolutionary roots of monkeys, apes and humans.

Experts protested that Ida wasn't even a close relative. And now a new analysis supports their reaction.

In fact, Ida is as far removed from the monkey-ape-human ancestry as a primate could be, says Erik Seiffert of Stony Brook University in New York.

He and his colleagues compared 360 specific anatomical features of 117 living and extinct primate species to draw up a family tree. They report the results in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature.

Link to the rest of the story: Ida

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tenn. Church Burns After Members Throw Punches

There was a fist fight at a Claiborne County church and now the building has burned to the ground. Detective Capt. David Honeycutt with the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office said the fire was being investigated and a look at the fight is a strong element of it. The cause of the fire late Friday or early Saturday hasn't been determined. Honeycutt said there was no indication of an electrical malfunction.

Edwards Community Missionary Baptist Church was in rural part of the county, near the Union County line.

"That's God's house. It's no place to throw fists, or shoot people, or talk about shooting people, it's for blessing the Lord," the church's pastor, Rev. Clayborn Gibbons, told WBIR-TV in Knoxville.

The station reported the building had stood for nearly 70 years, but a recent division over who should lead the congregation erupted into fisticuffs on Sept. 30.

Church member David Lovin told the station "it just all broke loose."

Honeycutt said Thursday morning there had been no arrests in the fire. He said investigators were still taking statements from church members.

Honeycutt said the church has 30-50 members and "there has been a division of the church."

"When I heard that the church burned, it just broke my heart, cause you know that's where my heart was," Lovin said.

On Wednesday night, the congregation met in a church member's garage.

Link to original source: Church

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Friday, October 9, 2009

UFO tracks Iranian missiles

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Challenge Your Traditions!

Hey, it's been a while! I've been too busy with other thing and have neglected this blog. I've just started reading "The Death of Death in the Death of Christ" by John Owen and had to share something that I saw in the introductory essay by J. I. Packer that I thought was pretty good. Here it is:

"There are signs today of a new upsurge of interest in the theology of the Bible: a new readiness to test traditions, to search the Scriptures and to think through the faith. It is to those who share this readiness that Owen's treatise is offered, in the belief that it will help us in one of the most urgent tasks facing Evangelical Christendom today-- the recovery of the gospel."

Great thought...are you ready to let the Scriptures challenge your assumptions and your coveted traditions. If you think you don't have one you're wrong. Jesus Christ sure challenged people's traditions...ought we not to do the same?

Chew on that...think about a tradition of your's that's been challenged. Have you really studied it out to make sure you're on solid ground?
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

An Evening of Eschatology

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cruel Logic

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