Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How we read online.

(HT: evangelical outpost)
VOM, India:

On April 25, Pastor Mohan Babu and two other believers were severely beaten by 35 Hindu extremists for holding a Vacation Bible School (VBS) near Bangalore City, in Karnataka State. According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts in India, the three-day VBS was organized by Ragigudda Baptist Church. VOM sources said, "Around 60 children from different backgrounds were attending the VBS. As they were worshiping, about 35 people belonging to a Hindu extremist group forcefully entered the hut chanting slogans and demolished the hut. The extremists mercilessly beat Mohan, Samuel and Krishna, alleging forceful conversion. The perpetrators chased the children without any courtesy and tore the Bibles. Mohan was severely injured on his lips and was profusely bleeding. The believers are living in fear and did not lodge complaint with the police." Pray for healing for all those injured in this attack. Pray they forgive their attackers and for the children who were attending VBS to continue growing in their faith despite the attack.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Michael Spencer on rethinking God, and Brant Hansen on being/feeling spiritually bankrupt. Honesty: check. Edifying: check. Politically correct: heck!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Saturday book sale finds:

  • True Spirituality - Francis Schaeffer
  • The House Of The Dead and Poor Folk - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Colorful Desert Wildflowers - Grace B Ward & Onas M. Ward
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve - G. Edward Griffin
  • An Anthology of Czechoslovak Literature
  • Albert Schweitzer: The Man and His Mind - George Seaver
  • The Bourne Identity & The Bourne Supremacy - both by Robert Ludlum

Grand total: $1.50. I was feeling generous and paid two dollars.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Make sure and bookmark Michael Spencer's new writing headquarters: Jesus Shaped Spirituality.

Jesus Shaped Spirituality stands on the corner between the study of Jesus- especially the historical Jesus- and the formation of discipleship on every level.
Greg Boyd on the Nephilim:

If we take the narratives seriously, we can't deny there were some incredibly large people (and grapes!) in the land of Canaan.