Friday, October 12, 2007

PBU President

The Board of Trustees of Philadelphia Biblical University is pleased to announce the appointment of President W. Sherrill Babb as Chancellor effective January 1, 2008. Succeeding Dr. Babb as President will be Dr. Todd J. Williams, Sr. Vice President and Provost of the University since 2005. Click here for more information.

Fourth Annual “Renewing the Mind” Conference

Make plans now to attend DC’s Fourth Annual “Renewing the Mind” Conference on Thursday and Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM, to October 19, 3:30 PM, in the DeMoss Center Auditorium at Delaware County Christian School. Dr. John D. Woodbridge, Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, will present the keynote address on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. “The Fingerprints of God in History: Visible or Invisible?” will take center stage this year. There is no fee for this event, but registration is necessary. More information is at

Where Have All the Preachers Gone

Phil is away. Now I can relax a bit. He has traveled to Wheaton for a college board meeting. Then he leaves from there for Ft. Lauderdale where he will be preaching at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Paul Tripp is also away teaching and preaching at Peninsula Community Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

John Leonard is preaching Sunday morning and Jonathan Olsen in the evening.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Times available for baptism

The next infant baptism is scheduled for October 21. Space is available at the 9:00 service. Please contact Christina by October 15 if you would like to reserve a space. The December 23 baptism has space in both services

Sunday Traffic Alert

There will be another walk/bicycle event on Sunday, this time impacting New Jersey folks, as well as the usual North Philadelphia crowd. (Why do the southern and western folks get it so easy?)

Click here for The Walk for Hope website (which incredibly gives no walking route details). The walk begins at Campbell’s Field, Camden, crosses the Ben Franklin Bridge, continues through Old City, and ends at the Hyatt Regency on Penn's Landing.

The bikers also begin at Campbell's Field, crosses Ben Franklin, then travels through Philadelphia to West River Drive, and then back to Penn’s Landing for the finish line festival at the Hyatt Regency. The Bike Ride begins at 9:30 am. The walk begins at 10:00am.

Looks like NJ worshippers should head for the Walt Whitman and N Philadelphian take 76 to South Street or 95 to Washington.


Sparrows is celebrating our tenth year of ministry with our fall kick off this Saturday, October 13 from 1:00-3:00 in Fellowship Hall. All girls ages 5 and up, teens and women are invited to come! Listen to a devotional given by Mamle Mante and make and bake a pen decorated with sculpey clay! Feel free to invite a girl friend! If you have any questions please contact Dori at

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Turn Your Internet On...

Do you want to hear a Tenth sermon on the internet or download one on your MP3 player? Check out a SS class lecture or hear a message from a conference? Click here. I'll also add it to my link list.

But a word of explanation. Though you will see many of Phil Ryken's sermons listed, most will not be available, just the last six weeks, plus a few occasional ones. You can access all of mine. It's not that my sermons have more lasting value (though some might give credence to such a thought...), but that he has the same relationship with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals that Dr. Boice did, meaning that his sermons will be aired on radio eventually.

But all of us other Tenth preachers and guest speakers are fair game. So enjoy!

HealthCare Career Paths Program

Do you know of any high school students that may be interested in a HealthCare career? If so, we invite you to tell them about the HealthCare Career Paths Program (HCCP) Open House that offers students an opportunity to learn about a multitude of careers that exist in a medical setting. The students will collect information and engage CHOP professionals representing various occupations in healthcare.

The program takes place on Saturday, October 20, 2007 in the Abramson Research Center
from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Students are asked to bring a parent, guardian, mentor, with
them to the event. Interested in participating? Please call our CHOP Hotline at (267)-426-6611.

Esperanza Health Center Opening

Esperanza Health Center is a Christian community health center with 2 North Philadelphia locations.
Address: 1331 E. Wyoming Ave. Phila, Pa. 19124. Website:
Contact: Richard Rohrer, HR Director, email: Phone: 215-807-8616 Fax: 215-807-8951

Finance Director

The Director is responsible for directing and overseeing all financial aspects of Esperanza Health Center, including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, reimbursement and other financial matters. Esperanza has an operating budget of $4.6 million and is the recipient of three federal grants and other smaller grants. This position is responsible for overseeing the monthly preparation, review, and analysis of all financial statements and reports, in partnership with the outside accounting firm. The Director is responsible for overseeing the financial performance of grant programs, the annual operating budget and management of cash flow activities. The Director oversees the finance staff in day-to-day operations of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and medical billing. Candidates for this position will ideally have a degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent work experience. Financial experience in a medical setting, particularly in a Federally Qualified Health Center, and experience in medical billing is desirable. The ideal candidate will desire to be part of a team of people serving Christ in the urban context of North Philadelphia.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Starbucks, anyone?

I've heard it through the grapevine that Starbucks employees get a free pound of coffee per week. I've also heard that since they can drink coffee at the store for free, consuming an additional pound a week can be tough.

For any in this predicament, I would like to relieve your coffee-drinking burden. Missionopoly, our interactive, hands-on, life-sized, group game for the entire church family, is going to feature an African theme this year. Right now we're working on putting together the prizes for the grand prize drawing and other prize categories. And we would love to include a pound or two of an African coffee in the prizes.

So, if you would be willing to donate a pound of Arabian Mocha Sanani, Ethiopian Sidamo, Kenya, Rift Valley Blend, Tanzania, or Ubora Blend to the cause, we would be most grateful! For more information, email me at


Mercy Ministry Conference

MercyNet and Philadelphia Presbytery are co-sponsoring a Mercy Ministry Conference to be held at Westminster Seminary. David Apple is coordinating the conference. Click CityNet. You will see a link providing the conference brochure on the right.

Don't Tell Me That's...

Maybe it's not so bad after all that the Phillie's playoffs are over.

Welcome, Jonah!

Jonah Patrick Owens was born on October 7 at 2:02 PM. 7lbs. 14 oz. 20 1/2 inches to Megan and Andy.

Staff Retreat

Tomorrow the full staff will be away on a day retreat. We are looking forward to our time in Atlantic City, er.... I mean in Thornton. The offices will be closed Tuesday as a result.