Friday, March 02, 2012

Support Youth in Chester

9th Street, a ministry that works with youth in Chester is holding a banquet fundraiser on Saturday, March 10. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to benefit the youth and community center. For more information see their flyer.

Job Opening in Registrar's Office at WTS

Westminster Theological Seminary has a full time position available as the Registrar's Office Administrative Assistant. For more information about the position and its qualifications please visit their website.

Internships Available at the Association of Educational Publishers

The Association of Educational Publishers has internship positions in communications and finance available this spring for college juniors and seniors. Please visit their website for more information.

A Novel, a Tract, and a Movie

While on sabbatical I am having the leisure to read and to listen excellent books and articles. I highly recommend The Hammer of God, by Bo Giertz. I heard of it through Leland Ryken. It covers the ministry of three Lutheran ministers in Sweden in three different periods of history. Each episode demonstrates the power of the gospel to transform ministry and lives.

I've just finished listening to a recording of All of Grace, by Charles Spurgeon. This is a masterful evangelistic presentation of the gospel as told through a Reformed perspective. Here is a link to a pdf copy of the book.

Not part of my studies, but nevertheless very beneficial for marriage and addiction counseling, is an old movie starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and William Holden - The Country Girl.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Missed Os Guinness?

You can now listen to the MP3 or even watch the video of his Framework Lecture here.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bruce's Liberian vacation

From an email sent Monday: "As usual, my schedule here in Liberia is always pretty busy, with little time to do anything other than our work and getting meals and sleep. Yesterday I spoke at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church during Sunday school and then during the service. I also baptized 13 people. . . . Today I was to be speaking approximately 9:00 to 1:00 pm. The same for the following two days. The conference today went very well, with about 50 church leaders in attendance. . . Sunday I am speaking twice, at the Booker Washington Institute, for about 500 students, and at the Mother Comfort Dennis orphanage church quite a distance away."

Sunday Services 3/4/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The King is Dead” (1 Samuel 31:1–13). Hymns: All Creatures of Our God and King; Give Praise to God; Christ Shall Have Dominion.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Prison Break” (Acts 12:1–25). Hymns: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; All People That on Earth Do Dwell; It Is Well with My Soul.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

InterMed Retreat 2012: March 9 & 10

Calling all physicians, residents, nurses, allied health professionals, and students to InterMed Philadelphia Retreat 2012, March 9 and 10. Learn from Dr. David Levy, a gifted surgeon and speaker, fellowship with others in the healthcare field, worship in song and prayer, and discuss applications in small groups.

Here are the details:
  • Friday, March 9 from 6:00-9:30 pm, with registration and dinner from 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, with registration and breakfast from 9:00-9:30 am
  • Held at Renewal Presbyterian Church (4633 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia)
  • Dr. David Levy, author of Grey Matter, will be speaking during sessions on Friday and Saturday, on sharing Christ with patients and on forgiving others. Saturday's sessions will unpack themes introduced on Friday night, so you will want to attend both nights if possible.
  • Preregistration is requested so that adequate food can be prepared. Register here.
  • Freewill offering will be taken to defray costs of the event.
  • Free on-street parking will be available. On Friday night, do not park on Cedar Ave (2 hr parking in effect until 10 pm). On Saturday, parking restrictions are lifted (so park anywhere nearby).
Email Liz at mco.smi.tenth at for more information.

Register now for the UMC

Registration for the Tenth Church's March 3 Urban Ministry Conference has been extended through Wednesday, Feb 29. If you want a lunch be sure to register here.