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MUSIC NOTES: 9.9.14

THIS SUNDAY, 9/14

CHOIR: “The Anchor Holds” – Soloist: John Gardner
PREACHER: Jim Gerlt

 

ADULT CHOIR NEWS

“Christmas in September” Rehearsal – Sunday afternoon, 9/21, 4-6pm. We will take two hours to work hard on “For Unto Y’all”, our Christmas Musical scheduled for performance on 12/6-7.

Octavo Schedule:
9/14 – The Anchor Holds (BOTH services)
9/21 – Lead Me, Lord (BOTH services?)
9/28 – We Believe (BOTH services?)
10/5 – Lord, I Need You
10/12 – One of These Mornings (from “Southern Sundays”)

 

HANDBELLS HAVE RESUMED

Our handbell ministry (led by Dr. Hyung Sek Chae) resumed rehearsals this past Sunday, 9/7, at 4:30pm in Bergstrom Hall. (This will be the regular weekly rehearsal time & location.)

 

JACK-THE-RIPPER’S IDENTITY DISCOVERED??

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/09/08/dna-testing-reportedly-reveals-identity-jack-ripper/?intcmp=trending

 

SEP. 10th is “SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY”

Solid answers to common questions about suicide. Pass along to whom in your world it may apply.

http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/frequently-asked-questions

 

CHRISTIANITY IS AN INTELLIGENT FAITH

Christianity is no “emotional crutch”, as some cynics protest. We have an intelligent faith.

Great (short) article about an MIT trained physicist who recently spoke at my daughter’s school in Nashville, TN.

http://forum.belmont.edu/news/2014/08/28/physicist-helps-students-explore-science-faith-intersection/

 

“NOT GOD’S TYPE: AN ATHEIST ACADEMIC LAYS DOWN HER ARMS”

Dr. Holly Ordway is my advisor at HBU, and the Chairman of the HBU Apologetics Dept. Above is the title of her newly released book.

Dr. Ordway is the director of the MA in Cultural Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; her academic work focuses on imagination and literature in apologetics, with special attention to the work of CS Lewis and Charles Williams.

http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2014/09/new-not-gods-type-an-atheist-academic-lays-down-her-arms.html

 

FROM ATHEISM TO CHRISTIANITY: A PERSONAL JOURNEY

This is the powerful story of one atheist’s journey to faith in Christ.  Knowing (from his story) how C.S. Lewis played a role in his journey to faith was especially encouraging to me since books by Lewis occupy a sizable load of my reading assignments at HBU.  This story is somewhat lengthy, but well worth the time to read.

http://www.bethinking.org/is-christianity-true/from-atheism-to-christianity-a-personal-journey

 

10 INSIGHTS ABOUT MILLENNIALS (late teens to early 30’s)

Sean McDowell (Josh McDowell’s son) is a professor at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. This is very good in regard to basic “nuts & bolts” facts about the “millennial” age group.

http://www.conversantlife.com/god-and-culture/ten-insights-about-millennials#continue

 

GOD CAN’T BE “LOCKED OUT” OF THE WORLD – HE CREATED IT

How do people in God-less countries have the opportunity to know God? Anyway God chooses to show them.

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2012/June/Dreams-Visions-Moving-Muslims-to-Christ/

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2014/July/Tired-of-Islam-Iranians-Ask–Who-Is-This-Jesus/

 

CAN WE BE SURE THE BIBLE IS ACCURATE?

To those who like to argue that the Bible is full or error due to being handed down orally over the centuries.

 

THE EDGE OF EVOLUTION – DR. MICHAEL BEHE

Biochemist, Dr. Behe, is brilliant. Enjoy.

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/07/so_michael_behe087901.html

 

3 MINUTES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH IN THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

 

QUOTE(s) OF THE WEEK

“God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being He had ever created.” C.S. Lewis

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis

“Many atheists are not atheists because God does not exist; rather they are atheists because they don’t want God to exist.”  Dr. Andy Bannister

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE: (God bless the Dallas Cowboys)

QUESTION: What do the Dallas Cowboys and a Chick-Fil-A manager have in common?
ANSWER: Neither one shows up for work on Sunday.

 

GRACE NOTES: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”

http://nickwattssoulfood.com/2008/04/02/youve-got-a-friend-in-me/

 

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick

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