Daily Archives: 13 Jan 2010

The International Mission Board: Haiti Update

The IMB of the Southern Baptist Convention has a page devoted to events in Haiti. Updates are continuous. Here’s the site.

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Fun Facts from Bullinger’s Reformationsgeschichte

While a student in Basel, Huldrych Zwingli learned to play a number of musical instruments, but he came to a special mastery of the lute.

Posted in Bullinger, Zwingli

Haiti Aid Scammers

It always happens when a disaster strikes- good people want to help and there are predators aplenty out there to try to take advantage. A number of “text to donate” services have been set up for people to make donations … Continue reading

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They Could Never Say This About ‘Rap’

Scientists are asserting that Playing Mozart’s music … to premature babies seems to help them gain weight faster and become stronger, new research found. Once a day for two consecutive days, doctors played either 30 minutes of music by the … Continue reading

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Baptist Global Relief Haiti Aid Fund

If you’re uncomfortable giving through the Red Cross and other aid agencies, then let me commend to your attention Baptist Global Relief, who can be counted on to deliver aid to the people who need it.

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Quote of the Day

Righteousness without equity or mercy is the height of injustice; mercy without righteousness is indifference, wantonness and the destruction of all discipline.  — Huldrych Zwingli

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The Death Toll in Haiti

Is over 100,000 at present according to a report just now on CNN.  This appalling tragedy is getting worse by the moment.  Pray, and act.

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology

Baptists Respond in Haiti

Associated Baptist Press reports Baptist World Aid has pledged $20,000 in emergency funds for earthquake-stricken Haiti, the head of the relief-and-development arm of the Baptist World Alliance said Jan. 13. A United Nations official said mid-morning Jan. 13 that the … Continue reading

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Die Zürcher Bibel Online

You can read the entire text of the 2007 Die Zürcher Bibel, along with numerous other editions courtesy of the German Bible Society. I’ve placed a link on the sidebar under ‘Online Bibles’.

Posted in Theology

Methodists in Fiji

Are not being allowed to meet in Annual Conference until 2014.  According to the New York Times Fiji’s military-led government banned the country’s powerful Methodist Church on Wednesday from holding their annual conference until 2014, accusing church ministers of spying … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture

The Most Despised Man In Knoxville, TN

Is now former UT football head coach Lane Kiffin.  Last night, in what has to be the most bizarre announcement ever made by a college coach, Kiffin abruptly quit, to take up the job of head coach at USC. Lane … Continue reading

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Zwingli for Today

On the 13th of January, 1526, Huldrych Zwingli remarked, ever so briefly in connection with the trial of the Re-Baptizers who were then shattering the unity of the Zurich Church, that Doctor Balthasar hatt grett, man moge der oberkeit nienderth … Continue reading

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The Book of Eli

A movie making its appearance in a couple of days is interwoven, it seems, with Christian themes, according to ABC News, which reports As post-apocalyptic movie fiction goes, “The Book of Eli” is not a crowd-pleaser like the “Mad Max” … Continue reading

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Pray For Haiti- And Prepare to Lend Aid

Of the many reports, the BBC has one of the best. It was immediately obvious that Tuesday’s quake in Haiti would be an appalling natural disaster. This was a large tremor centred on an impoverished country with little recent experience … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

You can download a copy free for yourself.  Here’s the link.

Posted in Bullinger, Church History

The Evangelical Lutheran Church is Beginning to Fragment

Over the issue of gay clergy– just as the Episcopal Church has. A local church wants to split from its denomination over the decision to allow gay clergy. Now, the pastor is speaking out about the church’s decision. The pastor … Continue reading

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Violence Against Churches Has Spread to Algeria

First a spate of attacks in Malaysia and now Algerian Christians have become the target of violence. Islamists looted and burned a Protestant church in Algeria, the congregation’s leader said Monday, suggesting they were inspired by a recent spate of … Continue reading

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