Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunday's Coming

Ive probably put this up before but its still good

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Resurrection Apologetics

Resurrection Apologetics
Good stuff on the ressurection by Dr. William Lane Craig
HT: Justin Taylor



Monday, April 18, 2011

Haiti Pics
















This is the almost complete orphanage that can house up to 100 children, right now there are just over 50.
















Here are some of the kids

















This is the solar water purifier and the source of all the electricity at the orphanage.  It was donated by the city of Raway NJ after the earthquake and is worth over 100,000

















This is Pastor Ronald's unfinished house on the orphange property
















This is a view of the Orphanage property, it is 3 arches with a 10 foot wall around it
















This is Pastor Ronald (bottom right) and some of his pastoral staff, pastor Tilage (top left), and pastor Roman (top right).  Pastor Ronald is really a Bishop who presides over more than 30 churches.

















This is Pastor Ronald's main church is Bon Repos, it is being fixed up after the earthquake

















This is the church i preached at in Hinche, there were over 500 people there

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Haiti Trip

Last Weekend i was in Haiti to preach at a Church Conference in a place called Hinche, about 4 hours outside Port-a-prince.  Here is a video my partner on the trip took, Larry.  You can see shots of the ride for the airport, the orphanage children & the church choirs (about 10) at the conference, then me preaching.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soul Surfer

i remember two years ago browsing the Camp of the Woods (Christian retreat center in upstate NY) book store on a rainy day looking for a new Bible for Gabby who was 8.  i came across this really cool looking Bible for girls (pink cover w/ flowers, button latch, etc) and in it was the story of Bethany Dillion a girl who lost her arm to a shark while suffering.  It was here testimony and story.  Gabby thought the Bible was cool as well as Bethany's story so we bought it.  Well i was pleased to learn that they were making a movie about Bethany but also a little weary knowing how Hollywood tones down any Christian message. I heard on a web site that they had blacked out the Words Holy Bible on the dad's Bible in one scene so people would not know he was reading the bible.  (hopefully not true).  The movie comes out Friday and the review i read to today is encouraging (http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/ckozlowski/2011/04/06/reviews-soul-surfer-affirming-tale-of-surf-faith-your-highness-crudely-wastes-natalie-portman/
here is the trailer:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Don't Mess with Bald Prophets

This has always been for me one of the weirdest passages in the Bible, from 2 King chapter 2

Which could lead to this warning:


Koran Burning

As you know Terry Jones, the Pastor from Florida, went ahead last week and burned the Koran which led to Afghan President Karzi condemning him and calling for his arrests which then then to the killing of more than 30 people. Many questions surround this episode for me: How do we as Christians separate our political positions and freedoms as citizens from our faith? Was what Jones did wrong and how was it wrong? What was Jones' purpose? What happens when one day Christian Pastors are accused of starting riots & inciting violonce for preaching truth?

and on and on it goes...

On Gene Veith's blog there is a good discussion going on over it - check out the comments
here is the link:
http://www.geneveith.com/2011/04/04/koran-burning-leads-to-murders/

Friday, April 1, 2011

Idea for New Sign

i've been told people love a short sermon