Friday, October 23, 2009

That's Your Perspective

Here is an interesting article on the different perspectives of the Bible according to age groups. No surprises, except perhaps the last finding.


What's happening October 27? No, not the World Series opener. That's the next night. The Tenth Session meeting? Well, yes, if you're into that sort of thing. A new documentary premiers, Collision, which addresses the question "Is Religion Absurd or Good for the World," and includes debaters Christopher "Christians are Fools" Hitchens vs Doug "Atheists are Fools" Wilson. Here is an article and movie trailer.

Looking for Housing

Elizabeth Lauten is moving to Philadelphia in January of 2010 to begin an M.Div. program (general studies) at Westminsterand is looking for housing. She would especially like to share an apartment or house with one to three young women. She is also open to renting a room in an older woman's house or a family's house if that were an option. She is planning on moving at the end of December. She can be emailed.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Alpha Collection

Tenth Health Care Fellowship is having a collection of items for newborn babies (0-3 months) (blankets, clothes, wipes, diapers...etc) that will be donated to Alpha Pregnancy Center. Donations can be dropped off in the Catacombs following the morning services on Sunday November 1. The items do not have to be wrapped. Any questions, email Mary Angelucci.

Open house at DCCS

Delaware County Christian School invites you to attend an upcoming Open House on Saturday, Nov 7, 9-11am, or to schedule a personal tour. Explore our program—Elementary School: Spanish, computer, band, choir, art, gifted program, enrichment program, extended day, summer camp, intramural athletics. Upper School: new science and computer labs, ten AP courses, programs for exceptional students, band and choir, art and drama, extracurricular clubs, Bicentennial league athletics. Our mission is to educate students who will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action. Please call 610-353-5622 or email us at for more information.

Cups of Tea come in all sizes!

Here are some pictures of us each reading the version of the book that was "just right" for us. It is great to have one that each of us could tackle on our own! We are all enjoying them. It is interesting to learn so much about about a part of the world we know so little about.

I am also humbled by the things I take for granted: my house is stuffed with books, and my kids can read and have multiple options for how and where to pursue their educations. To see the desire of these children to learn despite lack of facilities and materials and the determined cooperation of so many to make it happen is stunning and challenging.
--Sylvia Duggan

NOTE: The children and young adult versions are available in Tenth's library as well as at most local bookstores and libraries.


Harnessing the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a book about an African 14 year old boy who built a windmill in his yard to produce electricity. Here is an interview of William Kamkwamba of Malawi.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Clay Duggan

Be in prayer for Paul Duggan and his family, as they grieve the lost of his father, Clay Duggan, last night.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Glen Umberger to give City Hall presentation

Tenth member Glen Umberger will give a lecture, "City Hall: An Architectural Treasure in the Heart of the City," on Wednesday, November 11, at 8:00 pm, for the Merion Civic Association. It will be held at the Merion Tribute House, 625 Hazelhurst Ave, in Merion. He will include a lot of his personal photography and will talk about the history of the building (using some historic photographs from Dept of Records), some of the interior rooms, a representative sampling of Calder's exterior sculpture, and some of his tile project findings. The event is free and open to the public.

The Christ of Christmas has been republished

The Alliance bookstore, open at Tenth on Sundays, has Dr. Boice’s republished The Christ of Christmas. In this book, Dr. Boice emphasizes the incredible implications of one of our favorite true stories: the Creator of the universe choosing to live among the people of Earth.

Reader feedback welcome...

For the last week or so, we've been posting reader feedback on Three Cups of Tea, our 2009 GO Conference book. So what do you think about it?

Susanna Linton writes: "Thanks for posting, Liz. After reading the GO brochure that was in the bulletin Sunday, I came home and dug out our copy of the book. I'd never read it before, but Sunday afternoon I dove into it. It's probably one of the most well-written books I've ever read, and I am enjoying it TREMENDOUSLY! I'm so glad you suggested it as a way to prepare for the conference - I am learning so much about the region, the religion, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend the book to everyone - it's a must-read!!!"


Monday, October 19, 2009

Serve me up a third cup of prayer

Because I enjoy adventure stories (and consider my own life a bit of an adventure), Three Cups of Tea was right up my alley! Wandering lost in the shadows of K2. Living in a local village. Learning the language and allowing his heart to be moved by their need -- a need that enriched his life and gave him direction. It is exactly how I see myself in Christ......except I have never done any of those things...except in prayer. It is one of the reasons I delight in knowing our partners from around the world who ARE doing these extraordinary feats of grace, and I am humbled to realize I can stand with them in their ministry through prayer. More than just building physical schools for an education for here and now, our friends heave building blocks of grace into place speaking and living out the glories of the Gospel and, in some small way, you and I can join in their spiritual labors through prayer.

In Three Cups of Tea I learned so much more about Pakistan and Afghanistan and Islam, "listening to the wind" and, yes, having a third cup of tea when understanding, real talk and business is conducted. I'm looking forward to spending a bit of time to linger over a cup of tea in November. Serve me up a third cup of prayer.

Play Food Request

The four-year old Bible school class has a play kitchen but they do not have any food. Perhaps you have too much play food and utensils around the house? If so, bring it to Room B2 or the nursery desk.