Friday, October 24, 2008

Of the Fall and Limitations

Is Down Syndrome the product of the Fall? Or perhaps a better question: Is our reaction to it the product?...more

Funeral Service

There will be a grave-side funeral service for Bill Elliott's father, Edward Allen Elliott, this Saturday, October 25 at 11:30 AM.
Location: Baptist Cemetery, 402 Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ

A time to visit with the family is at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Location: Inglesby/Givnish Funeral Home, 600 E. Main Street, Maple Shade, NJ

Reformation Hymn Service

The Reformation Hymn Service is this Sunday evening. Dr. Bryan Chappell, president of Covenant Seminary, will be preaching, as well as in the morning. Expect the usual great music and robust hymn singing.

Be sure to arrive by 6:15, as the service will entail the Soli Deo Gloria.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Be a Neighbor

Today's conference talks came from Jeremiah 29 and Luke 10: Seek the peace of your block and show to those residing around you what quality of loving neighbor you can be. Show such love and kindness that they marvel and ask why you are different from others.

TIF Blog

Tenth International Fellowship has a new blog appearance. Check out its latest posts.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Reporting from the Christian Community Development Conference.

Two thousand Christians are at the Miami Convention Center tonight. They are involved in either urban, suburban, or rural mercy ministry--reaching out in word and deed where God has planted them. The theme: Seek the shalom of the city. The first talk focused on the need for us to have inner shalom so the love of Christ flows from us to the broken and brokenhearted. There is great excitement here.

Why Did the Chicken...

In the interest of addressing theological concerns by the ministers of the church, I will from time to time post the pressing questions of our day. Today's question is: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Phil Ryken: This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Paul Tripp: This is a heart issue. The chicken, in his quest for something more in life, thinks he will find fulfillment in what's across the road.

Carroll Wynne: Parents, if you would just take time to listen to the young chicken, he would tell you.

Bruce McDowell: I am recruiting people now for a short-term trip to find out and to share the gospel with the chicken.

Marion Clark: If he's not causing problems for me, he can go wherever he wants.

Jonathan Olsen: Yo! He's crossing the road to get to the game. GO PHILLIES!

Wolfe Website

Outreach partners, Rich and Lori Wolfe have a website about their work. Check it out here.

Discipleship Conference

The PCA Discipleship Conference is being held November 13-15 in Atlanta. Here is their site for more information.

Media and Culture: The New Generation Gap

Safety is the issue for parents. Freedom is the issue for teens. Come to listen, share, discover, and resolve to be a haven of learning.

The seminar will be held at Tenth Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 25, 9:00AM - 2:00PM. Today is the last day to register for lunch. Call 215-735-7688 or email your reservation to

Phillies Rally

Christy Corbett and I will be at the Phillies rally today at noon at City Hall. It will be easy to spot us. I will be wearing a red Phillies hat and she will have a red Phillies shirt.

Concert Postponed

Ruth Naomi Floyd's concert for November 15 at First Baptist has been postponed. When it is rescheduled, I'll pass on the word.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Defining a Crisis

Rick Phillips has been seething in shame and indignation since the beginning of our banking/Wall Street crisis, mostly because of how a crisis is defined...more

Conflicting Feelings

Check the newest comments for the posting NL Champs! Rick Phillips feels "conflicted." Conflicted?

Talking Turkey

Want to do some advance reading for our upcoming Global Outreach Conference? Here is a great site where ten Turks, all former Muslims, tell how God brought them to faith in Christ.

Want more? Christianity Today published some relevant pieces this year: "Jesus in Turkey" talks about the current growth of Christianity in Turkey and includes an interview with a pastor in Istanbul. "Bearing the Silence of God" relates the reflections of a Turkish believer on the persecuted church.

Juried Biblical Art Exhibition

White Stone Gallery announces a call to artists for the 2009 Juried Biblical Art Exhibition, to be held January 16, 2009 - February 15, 2009 at the gallery's location in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to the exhibition at White Stone Gallery's location, accepted works and notable entries will receive national exposure on White Stone Gallery's website for one year.

All entries must be inspired by the Bible.
Open to all U.S. resident artists at least 18 years of age.
Eligible entries include all mediums, excluding digital, film, video and installations.
All work must be the original work of the applicant and suitable for gallery installation.

For more information, visit 2009 Juried Biblical Art Exhibition Prospectus.

Phillie Archaeologist

Phillie Phanatic Kristen Harnly alerted me to this article on Brad Lidge and his interest in Christian archaeology.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Andrew Adam Herche born 10/18

This note from Luke and Deb Herche:
Andrew Adam Herche

Born 10/18/08
10 lbs 5 oz
21 1/4 inches long
14 inch round head!

Yes, that is a long, curley baby mohawk in the picture.

His name comes from the first called disciple in John's gospel & the first man (the first human prophet, priest, & king). It means "manly man" or just "man man" so he is doubley 'the man'. And we pray that he will learn to follow the second Adam & become a new man in his inner man. (okay, I'll stop.)

We should all be headed home from the hospital today [10/20].

Checks for his college fund can be mailed directly to us (hey, it was worth a shot).