Thursday, February 21, 2008

Preacher, Read This!

Banner of Truth Trust General Articles

The link will take you to a written account of sermons preached at the Banner 2000 Ministers' Conference. You simply must scroll down and read the three articles by Stuart Olyott on preaching. I have heard Stuart on several occasions and he remains one of my most admired preachers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Every parent's nightmare | Death, the Beaches and Regent Park

Every parent's nightmare | - Canada - Features

“Sometimes when we touch
The honesty’s too much”

Such were the epic words of a song I could never quite figure by Dan Hill. I was 11 when it was released and I remember a few sisters enthralled with the Canadian singer/songwriter.

Hill has written an autobiographical account of his family's involvment with Eric Boateng, the young man shot outside a local jail in 2007.

My interest in this story is on several levels. First, the sheer drama of how one family without Christ tries to handle a bad family problem. Second, the connection to the Beaches and Licks, two of my favorite haunts as a High School student in the early 80's. And third, the connection to Regent Park. I will be driving right beside that neighbourhood tomorrow morning (today!) and hope I pray for it like I try to do every time I pass by.

Take note that there is offensive content in the article and please do not read it if necessary.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

TBS Open House

Redeeming The Time: TBS Open House

Kirk has an informative post on the February 21st Open House at TBS.

Here is the basic schedule...

9 AM - Drop in and orientation, personal tours.
11:00 AM - Refreshments
11:15 AM - Chapel - Kirk Wellum
12:15 PM - Lunch
12:45 - 2:50 PM - Guided Group Tour, Q&A
3:00 - 5:00 PM - Church History Lecture - Dr. Michael Haykin

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ecclesiophilist: Concerning Announcements

This was a pretty witty little ditty! Read the whole thing....

Ecclesiophilist: Concerning Announcements:

A Sample: "Earnestly desire such announcements, but especially that you may read the bulletin. Announcements are of some value but the bulletin is greater. For now we announce in part and we know in part. But the bulletin gives full and detailed information so that your knowledge of ministry happenings may be complete. One who makes an announcement edifies a particular ministry. But the bulletin edifies the whole church. So then my brethren, listen to the announcements but do not neglect the bulletin."