Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Good Book

Donald A. Carson has written a book that takes a look a Paul's method of prayer. We are currently going through this on Wednesday evenings at our Prayer Meeting. I am finding it very helpful and believe you might find it helpful as well. Dr. Ligon Duncan, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS recommended it and I thank him for that.

Something To Think and Pray About

My friend Tim over at Gairney Bridge has posted at letter from Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family of what things might be like for Christians in 2012 after four years of a Obama presidency. It is a sobering letter and a call to prayer. The letter is here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christian woman killed by Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban gunmen on a motorbike killed a Christian aid worker in the Afghan capital on Monday, and the militant group said it had targeted the woman because she was proselytizing.

The woman, a British national, worked with handicapped Afghans and was killed in the western part of Kabul as she was walking alone around 8 a.m., police said. Najib Samsoor, a district police chief, originally said the woman was from South Africa, but the British government later said she was British.

The gunmen shot the victim in the body and leg with a pistol, said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary. Officials did not release her name.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the slaying, saying the woman was killed because she was spreading Christianity.

"This woman came to Afghanistan to teach Christianity to people of Afghanistan," Mujahid told the Associated Press. "Our (leaders) issued a decree to kill this woman. This morning our people killed her in Kabul."

(From various sources in today's news)

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Financial Mess

David Skell and William Stuntz are two Law Professors who run a blog "Less that the Least." I find it a good read. Skell has a good post (October 9) on C.S. Lewis and the present financial crisis. You may wish to visit it here.

ESV Study Bible

The ESV Study Bible has arrived at bookstores, a long awaited event. You can find out more about it and browse the various editions by going to the Westminster Bookstore. I use the ESV and we use it at the church I pastor. Give it a look.