Friday, October 03, 2008

Remember to Pray for the Stauffers Today

Hundreds expected at slain Alta. girl's funeral

EDMONTON - A teenage girl who loved God, her family and photography will be buried Friday in Edson, Alta., as RCMP continue their manhunt to solve a murder case that touched hearts and outraged Canadians from coast to coast.

More than 1,000 mourners are expected to attend the funeral for 14-year-old Emily Stauffer, who was attacked and killed on a walking trail last week.

Stauffer's funeral service will be held in the gymnasium of the Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School in Edson at 11 a.m. and it is open to the public, said Brian Thebeau, chairman of the Edson Baptiste Church's board of deacons. Terry Stauffer, Emily's father, is the church's pastor.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Tony Campolo on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos

Tony Campolo on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos

So, Tony was back on George's show last night. You can watch the 12 minute interview via the link above.

Tony said that Christianity's "core obligation" was to "reach out to the poor and oppressed." In the context he was speaking of the physically poor.

Hmmm. I checked the red letters in my Bible and found this: "Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.'” Seems to me like that summary message of the Saviour's ministry is a lot more accurate than what Tony suggested.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Things That Make Absolutely No Sense to Me

Science News / Largest Known Prime Number Found:
"Here’s a number to savor: 243,112,609-1.

Its size is mind-boggling. With nearly 13 million digits, it makes the number of atoms in the known universe seem negligible, a mere 80 digits.

And its form is tidy and lovely: 2n-1.

But its true beauty is far grander: It is a prime number. Indeed, it is the largest prime number ever found."

Um. Great!