Saturday, October 15, 2011

Promised Links

If last night's conference on connecting Christ, culture, and Christianity just whetted your appetite, and you are looking for things to read, try these picks from Jeff Jue:

Michael Horton, "How the Kingdom Comes," Christianity Today, 50:1 (January 2006).

Ken Myers, "Christianity, Culture, and Common Grace," (1994).

Herman Bavinck, "Calvin and Common Grace," The Princeton Theological Review, 7:3 (1909)

Sunday Roads Closed

This Sunday, October 16, the Philly Aids Walk will take place. This is what it means for worshipers traveling to church: Closed because of the AIDS Walk & Run Besides Eakins Oval, closed, according to police, will be: -- Kelly Drive. -- Martin Luther King Drive. -- Spring Garden Street eastbound from Spring Garden Street Bridge to Pennsylvania Avenue (near the Art Museum). -- Ben Franklin Parkway (center lanes). The event begins at 8:00 a.m. Also: The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure will pass such "cheering stations" at Independence Mall between Fifth and Sixth Streets (7:45-9:15 a.m.) and Second Street between Pine and South (11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.), before having closing ceremonies at the Navy Yard, Intrepid Avenue and Broad Street, starting about 4:30 p.m. Participants will be using the sidewalks and streets will not be closed. (But try crossing an intersection!)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bedroom for Rent in Powelton Village

This is a furnished bedroom (single bed, desk, dresser, bookshelves, and chair) and shared bath in a private home occupied by a husband and wife. Both are professionals. This is for a single female, preferably a grad student, who needs a clean and safe place to sleep and study and who does not need to entertain guests. There is access to the kitchen and to the washer and dryer. Wifi and utilities are included. It is a safe neighborhood in walking distance of UPenn, Drexel, the Art Museum, and 30th St. Station. This can be short term (3 month minimum) or longer. Please send detailed information about yourself and a phone number, if interested. Available on November 1. Call 917-981-4249 for more information.

Second Time Around

Second Time Around is a children's donation center manged and operated by participants attending the Department of Public Welfare's EARN (Employment, Advancement, Retention & Networking) program. The center provides gently used children's clothing, toys, games, furniture, and more to families in Bucks County. Families interested in receiving donations must be referred through an Agency/Program.
Donations are both accepted and provided at:
Bucks County EARN Center
PA CareerLink® Bucks County, 1260 Veterans Highway, Bristol PA, 19007
Please contact James Crawford at 215-781-1073 or by email for more information.

Walk Right In, Sit Right Down

I know, I know, you meant to register for tonight's vocational seminar, featuring Bill Edgar from Westminster. And yes, you did want to participate in the breakout sessions that link you with other Tenth members in your field of work, forgot.

Well, you may still come. Registration will open for walk-ins at 6:45 in the church narthex. The 6:00 reception and the child-care service are not available. But you, yes you, can walk right on in. The meeting begins at 7:00.

Seek Jobs or Employees at the PBU Career Fair

Philadelphia Biblical University's 8th annual Career Fair takes place Wednesday, November 16 at their campus in Langhorne. Last year, over 350 people participated in the Fair with over 50 organizations exhibiting. You can find further information on Tenth's bulletin boards or at PBU's website in the News and Events section (a list of participating exhibitors will be posted after October 30).
If you have job opportunities, you can also register online to exhibit at the Fair. For further information contact Amanda.

Geneva College Job Openings

Geneva College has several faculty and staff positions open.

Part-Time Faculty in Johnstown, PA
Part-Time Housekeeper/Custodian
Systems Analyst/Programmer

Employment Opportunity

Veritas Press, a provider of curriculum for classical Christian schools and homeschoolers is seeking a data base programmer. Send resume to

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Small Groups Report

I am presently watching over the small groups of the church. (Liam gets the large groups.) Anyhow, I've been working in the database updating the groups and their membership. So far, the info records that we have 52 small groups with 275 members involved. The number of members is larger, as I am still collecting data. Those of you who have access to our database can look on ACS and see all the available groups, view a map that contains them all, and send in a request to be contacted.

You don't have access? You do if you are a Tenth member or regular attender and want it. Go to; click Access ACS on the upper right hand corner and follow instructions.

Adoption Conference

From Focus on the Family: The date is fast approaching for our Wait No More®: Finding Families for Pennsylvania's Waiting Kids conference presented in conjunction with local adoption leaders on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 in Lansdale, PA. With more than 1,000 children and youth waiting in the Pennsylvania foster care system for adoptive families and over 15,000 churches in Pennsylvania, there is every reason to believe that the body of Christ can rally around these kids. This is a free event, but we do ask that you take a few minutes to register. All participants who register in advance will be provided with a selection of complimentary resources.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teenage Guys Event

Maranatha will be having an event for teenage guys on Saturday, October 29 from 9-11 am. We will be having breakfast and discussion together at Tenth, with Liam Goligher sharing on how to be a Christian young man following God. Fathers are encouraged to join their sons at this event. Donations will be accepted at the event. Please RSVP to Aaron Snethen or (856)313-5471.

Staff Retreat

We had a refreshing staff retreat yesterday, held on the ground of InFaith (formerly American Missionary Fellowship). Steve Estes, pastor of Elverson Community Church spoke, as well as Tenth elder and InFaith COO Bryce Bartruff.

On a more serious note,
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The best form of flattery

I did a mercy ministry conference at a Maryland church recently. As a result, and using Fellowship Bible Study's model, they are partnering with a nearby Christian ministry that works with former drug/alcohol addicts.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rapping Reformed

So, this past Saturday I'm riding along in the car with my brothers from the 'hood (there is a part of my life you don't know), and one is telling me how he discovered Reformed theology. It is was through listening to a rap song that was unfolding John 3:16. "Oh yeah," said another "cat" (I think I'm getting my terms right), "I never heard the term "Reformed" until I heard it in a rap song.
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