Thanks to all of you who are praying for our Emily and her mission trip to Ireland. Apparently it has been a GREAT experience with lots of opportunities for them to share their faith. Here is a link to their blog.
This five-minute video is a very clear, simple, cookies-on-the-bottom-shelf description of the Anglican way.
This is an excellent post by Asbury NT Professor Ben Witherington. Here’s a quote. I hope you will take a few minutes and read the rest.
Human beings have an infinite capacity to convince themselves they are seeing or experiencing or learning something, when in fact they are fooling themselves. My point in this particular post has to do with virtual knowledge, the kind you often find for free on the internet. The kind that can get you in a heap of trouble and make you a bad witness to what the Bible actually says and teaches.
A full Satanic “black mass” was nearly enacted at Harvard last week. Here is a fascinating account of the events leading up to it, and a remarkable response.
I highly recommend this article by a prominent scholar and churchman (and Asbury alumnus), Ajit Fernando. In it he explores what the Bible says about this very important question.
These two videos come out of New Life Church in Queens, NYC. Their story as a church is also quite interesting in itself. I am particularly fascinated by their discovery of the Daily Offices, a practice that has been the anchor of Anglican spirituality. Thomas Cranmer condensed and simplified the more rigorous monastic prayer cycle making it more accessible to the average layman. I highly recommend Morning and Evening Prayer to all of us. The longer forms are in the front of our prayer book. In the back there are shorter forms more suitable for families with small children.
I’m not sure how long this link will be up, but it sure is good to know it went out on a national news network for at least a little while.