Friday, February 08, 2013

Boice Center Lecture Update

Like the postal service, we prevail. The inaugural lecture for the Boice Center will still take place tonight at 7:30. Dr. Greg Beale of Westminster Seminary will speak on "Inerrancy and the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. The lecture will also be webcast.

Email Woes

We have been having problems with our church email account for the last week or two. What it means is that sometimes we receive email and sometimes we don't. Sometimes the email we send gets through and sometimes it doesn't. We do not receive indication either way. This explains why you don't hear from me sometimes and I don't hear from you. Yes, the problem is being worked on.

Teachers wanted

Our friends at liberti are starting a new elementary school, Philadelphia Classical School, and are soliciting applications for experienced K-2 teachers. Those interested should send resumes to the Head of School, Ross Hatton.

Wise Discipline

Proverbs 13:24

Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Understand the message here. It is that parents - because they love their children - will exercise appropriate discipline to correct them. They teach their children that sinful behavior brings punishment.

The message is not that parents must always use physical punishment for discipline.
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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Sunday Services 2/10/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “in Extremis” (2 Samuel 24:1–25). Hymns: Give to Our God Immortal Praise; And Can It Be That I Should Gain; A Debtor to Mercy Alone.
Parish 2 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Sinfonia Sacra will offer instrumental music to the glory of God.
(6:30):  Dr. Jeffrey Jue preaching, “Witnesses in the Last Days” (Revelation 11:1–13). Hymns: All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above; Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; For All the Saints.

Graphics intern

A Philly book editor is seeking a college student for an internship in graphic design. Must know InDesign and Photoshop and be interested in working at a Christian publishing house. If interested contact

Truth Beyond Science?

Penn's annual Veritas Forum is February 27. This year the theme is "Is There Truth Beyond Science?" Click here for more info.

Elmore and Pipedreams

Paul Grant made me aware that the public radio program "Pipedreams" recently featured a program of Robert Elmore's organ music, including performances by Robert Plimpton, Norman Mackenzie and others.  Mackenzie will be performing at Tenth's concert to celebrate Elmore's centenary next week, February 15, at 7:30 pm.

Poverty and Injustice

Proverbs 13:23

The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,
but it is swept away through injustice.

Here is a sobering observation, not to make us cynical but to make us compassionate and zealous for justice. It is a reminder that righteousness is not merely to be about personal holiness, but about how we care for others, particularly those who are poor and defenseless.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013


Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,
but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Much could be said about what the inheritance of a good man entails. Foremost is leaving a legacy of faith in Christ and of walking in righteousness. But we should not be quick to lay aside the subject of money. Indeed, Christians are quick to do so, somehow disconnecting a righteous life from how money is handled. There are many Christians devoted to ministry and yet leave their families in a destitute state. Christian financial consultant Ron Blue tells of a minister who only served small churches until his retirement; and yet he had a million dollars in assets. How? By spending less than he took in and saving the remainder bit by bit.
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New Concert

I see that Paul Jones is branching out for next year's concert series. He will be starting the fall with this Lutheran ensemble.

Lausanne Movement New CEO

LONDON, 5 February 2013 – The Lausanne Movement announced today it has appointed Dr. Michael Oh, a 41-year-old Korean-American, serving in Japan, as its new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 March.
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Disaster and Reward

Proverbs 13:21

Disaster pursues sinners,
but the righteous are rewarded with good.

Sinners do not merely flirt with danger; they place targets on their back to make sure danger does not miss the mark. Furthermore, they do not see that disaster is already upon them. They are unaware of the seeds of destruction they have sown: a marriage destroyed before they know it; a job loss before the notice has come; friends who have unknowingly become enemies. They are strolling in the park, unaware that an army of destruction is bearing down on them.
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Monday, February 04, 2013

Workshop on Ministry to Children

March 2 is Tenth's Annual Urban Ministry Conference. Workshop #3 features Jill Page and Andrew Brunk from Bethany Christian Services. See more about Safe Families for Children here. For more info and registration, click here.

Welcome, Henry!

Robert and Jenn Polen are pleased to announce the birth of Henry Braxton, this past Saturday, Feburary 2.  He was 8lb 12oz and 21" long.

Female Roommate Needed

Christian female looking for a female roommate. I live in north Philly. Rent is 330 plus utilities which are between 150-200 a month. The house is a three bedroom house with nice hardwood floors, a washer and dryer. The Master bedroom will be available March 1st. If interested feel free to contact by phone or e-mail. 215-206-3683

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Wise Companionship

Proverbs 13:20

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

There are individuals who were foolish in their behavior and beliefs, yet fell into friendships with mature, godly believers and came to a strong faith that turned them around. There are also individuals who professed Christ and seemed mature, yet came into the circle of unbelievers and/or foolish people and then fell away from the faith and/or engaged in foolish behavior.
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