Friday, February 15, 2013

The Templeton Foundation is a major philanthropic organization awarding approximately $70 million each year in grants. How does its director, Dr. Jack Templeton, think about issues of thrift and generosity? How does his faith frame his thinking about finance?

Next Friday night, February 22, Tenth has the priviledge of hosting Dr. Templeton for its third Framework lecture, a series designed to help us bring biblical teaching to bear on issues of vocation.

The lecture begins at 7 pm and is followed by a Q&A and a reception. Childcare is available to those who pre-register. Please register here.

DCCS presents The Sound of Music.

Delaware County Christian School High School Drama Department presents The Sound of Music. Bring your entire family and friends along as a cast of over sixty talented DC students brings the Von Trapp’s story to life on the DeMoss Center stage on March 1, 2, 8 and 9.
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Wise and Foolish Speech

Proverbs 14:3

By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,
but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

When David was still on the run from Saul, he asked for food from a rich rancher named Nabal to feed his men. Nabal, as a fool, rebuffs the messengers sent to him. As a miserly, harsh man, Nabal does not consider the ancient custom of showing hospitality to those requesting his help, particularly, as in this case, to those who have treated his servants well and fairly. As a fool, he doesn't consider his own vulnerable position. David has a small army and can take what he wants. He does not consider how much he will be offending a man renowned as a warrior. Fortunately, Nabal has a wife who is discerning, and by her wise action and words, she preserves the life of her husband and all the men.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Same Date, Different Conclusions

A Response to Richard Dawkins’ March 12th Lecture, from a Panel of Christian Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania:

Prof. Peter Dodson, Paleontology (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Prof. Jim Kirkpatrick, Ultrasound Imaging & Cardiovascular Ethics (Perelman School of Medicine)
Prof. David Skeel, Corporate Law (Penn Law)
Prof. Ray Townsend, Physiology, Renal Hypertension Division (Perelman School of Medicine
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Business Manager Needed

Pilgrim Church in Philadelphia’s northwesterly Wissahickon neighborhood, with a membership of 150, a historic structure and significant investment in local campus Philadelphia University, seeks a Business Manager starting immediately.
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Sunday Services 2/17/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The Promise of Hope” (2 Timothy 1:1–5). Hymns: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise; Our Children, Lord, in Faith and Prayer; My Jesus, I Love Thee.
Parish 3 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Dr. Jones will lead us in a hymn service themed “Hymns of God’s Love.”
(6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Tempted: Adam, Jesus, and Me—The Anatomy of a Fall” (Genesis 2:15–25). Hymns: Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah; Jehovah is My Shepherd True; Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.

Good Fear

Proverbs 14:2

Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord,
but he who is devious in his ways despises him.

C. S. Lewis writes of this fear phenomenon in his Narnia Chronicles in the reaction of characters when they first meet Aslan. The good are drawn to him. As the horse Hwin said to him, "Please, you're so beautiful. You may eat me if you like. I'd sooner be eaten by you than fed by anyone else." That is the fear of the Lord. The wicked despise him. And so the witch of The Magician's Nephew throws a bar at him and runs away in a fearful hatred.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Roger Sollie

Tenth member Roger Sollie went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 12. There will be a memorial service at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Glenside on Saturday, February 16, at 11AM. Please pray for the Lord's comfort and blessing on the Sollie family through this difficult time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lenten Study Series

Don't forget that Marion's 2013 Lenten Study Series begins this week.  The reading and scripture passages can be found here.

Wise Building

Proverbs 14:1

The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Though the proverb may be contrasting two persons, one who is wise and another who is foolish, it can be describing a person who starts off wise and later turns foolish. Solomon himself is an example. By wisdom, he built Israel to its greatest height; and, yet, in foolishness he prepared its downfall. By wisdom, he honored God with the Temple and his own devotion; by foolishness he brought in idol worship through his many wives. By wisdom, he built cities and made Israel strong; by foolishness, he over taxed and over worked his people, leading to revolt after his death.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Phil-Mont Christian Academy Celebrates 70 Years

Phil-Mont Christian Academy is grateful to celebrate 70 years of drawing alongside Christian parents as they take up their God-ordained privilege and responsibility to train up their children in the Lord. There will be some special opportunities to celebrate coming up this spring and into next fall. PMCA encourages its friends to keep up with what is going on at PMCA at

Boice Center Lecture

The Boice Center lecture by Greg Beale is now posted to Vimeo, YouTube, and SermonAudio yesterday. For those unable to attend, the lecture was entitled "Inerrancy and the New Testament Use of the Old Testament." The lecture is actually a case study using specifically how Matthew 2:15 (Out of Egypt I called my son) is to be understood in light of Hosea.

New Kindle Book

I've just published on Kindle last year's Lent series: The Death of Jesus: Who Is Responsible? You can access it, as well as What Matters at this link.

If you should click the link to "Amazon's Marion Clark Page," please know that I am not that Marion Clark.

Welcome, Jayden Luke!

Mike and Rennie Rhee are pleased to announce the birth of Jayden Luke Rhee on 1/27/13 at 11:20PM, weighing in at 6 lbs and 3 oz and measuring 19.5 inches!

Good Appetite

Proverbs 13:25

The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

The righteous has enough because: 1) his lifestyle curbs immoral and unethical impulses that lead to trouble and loss; 2) he curbs his appetite so that it does not control him; 3) God blesses the righteous; 4) his appetite is for God and God satisfies such an appetite.
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