Public Lecture Announcement

Free public lecture: When turning to the book of Revelation from the rest of the New Testament, one feels as though they are entering a foreign country. Instead of narratives and letters containing plain statements of fact and imperatives, one comes to a book full of angels, trumpets, and earthquakes; of beasts, dragons, and bottomless pits. The interpretive problems are complex, but a basic grasp of genre and symbolism will drastically enhance and clarify one’s reading of the text within the first century context of the ancient Roman Empire.

The Bee Stings the ‘Paul Used the KJV’ Crazies

Well done, Bee.

A new eBay listing confirmed Tuesday that the Apostle Paul’s leather-bound edition of the King James Bible—the only translation he was known to use—is at long last up for auction.

The $10 million reserve was quickly exceeded as excited Christians from around the world began frantically driving up the price in hopes of owning a little piece of church history.

“Here’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to read the very same archaic English that the Apostle Paul did in his daily personal studies,” the auction listing reads. “You can own the majestic text of the 1611 Authorized Version used by the church fathers to found the Christian church. Free economy shipping, no returns.”

Ming Hua Theological College and Charles Sturt University

Our brilliant Dean at Ming Hua, Gareth Jones, has been working for months and months to help bring about a partnership between Ming Hua and Charles Sturt University of Australia.  The partnership is designed to maximize the educational opportunities of our Ming Hua students through a highly regarded academic institution, Charles Sturt.

What this means practically is that Ming Hua students are also students of Charles Sturt and Ming Hua faculty (including myself) are also adjunct faculty of Charles Sturt.  Our courses earn our students our credits and Charles Sturt credits.  Our students are thus the beneficiaries of what I would characterize as being citizens of ‘two kingdoms’.

This partnership with Charles Sturt is very exciting and very meaningful for our little school nestled in the heart of beautiful and vibrant Hong Kong and our Dean and all those here, and at Charles Sturt, who have worked so hard and done so much to make it happen deserve our unwavering appreciation.

The Church Created Its Own Problems…

When it stopped focusing on ‘making disciples’, which is what Jesus commanded, and became more interested in appeasing unbelievers and coaxing them in with any gimmick or trick that would fill seats.

As a consequence there are as many unredeemed in the church as there are outside of it, and they are a cancer on the Body of Christ.

Quote of the Day

Repentance which has no tear in its eye, and no mourning for sin in its heart, is a repentance which needs to be repented of – C.H. Spurgeon.   And it remains true. Churches are the way they are because too many unregenerate fill them.