Wednesday, March 28, 2007
1Cor. 15:12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1Cor. 15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;
1Cor. 15:14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
1Cor. 15:15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.
1Cor. 15:16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;
1Cor. 15:17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.
1Cor. 15:18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
1Cor. 15:19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
A couple weeks ago I went into my office to use the copier and my building was all blocked off and a Fox News Satellite truck outside. I was in a hurry so I did not stick around, but not long after I left Hillary Clinton stopped by, and had coffee in the coffee shop in my building.
Since then there has been a steady stream of candidates, with Clinton spending the most time up here over any other candidate. New Hampshire is a certainly a place to see all the political faces.
The local NH TV station keeps track of the candidates and there appearances. WMUR's political page has everything you want to know about when and where you can meet a candidate.
I am sure before the primary is over, I will have and opportunity to meet a candidate.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Many of you might not know that there is a theological encyclopedia, called Theopedia.
Looks like a good resource and I am just exploring it. I read an article on Jonathan Edwards, it was okay, not exceptional, but with some good links.
Let me know what you think.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Why would she say that?
Because it is true.
Yesterday I spend the day with a colleague looking at gravestones, old books and historic sites around Northampton, MA. For those of you who don't know, Northampton is know in religious circles as the hometown of Jonathan Edwards, one of the most famous American theologians of the 18th Century. I would not say I am a huge fan of Edwards, but I definitely respect him and admire his work and ministry. He served as a minister in Northampton for over 20 years and if you look closely today, you can find bits of evidence of his ministry in this city in Central MA.
The highlight yesterday was going through some old books in the Forbes Library, pictured above, and studying some original documents from Edwards. I held in my hand yesterday, a 2nd edition copy of Religious Affections written by Edwards from 1678. Very cool.
Yep, I am a nerd, but I am more than that, I am a church history nerd. And surprisingly, I am comfortable with that title.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Philippians 4:8 (New International Version)
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
CNN reports that the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) there is a split amongst the leadership on this issue.
Click on this link to read the article.
So where do you find yourself on this issue?
It is also interesting to note that the NAE has also commented on torture and human rights. Check out there website for more info.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Check out his blog when you get a chance!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
So we are organizing a group gathering out at the famous Wilton Town Hall Theater in Wilton, NH this Saturday. For more info, contact me and we will give you the details. hope to see you there!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
So because of our recent cold snap, some of the observers up on Mt Washington tried an experiment. They posted it on the web, click on the link to see the video of boiling water turning to snow in seconds.
Sorry about the music, kind of annoying, but the video is interesting.
1Cor. 15:1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,
1Cor. 15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
1Cor. 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
1Cor. 15:4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1Cor. 15:5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
1Cor. 15:6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;
1Cor. 15:7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles;
1Cor. 15:8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.
1Cor. 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
1Cor. 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
1Cor. 15:11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Ted Powers, MNA’s Church Planting Coordinator since June 2002, was previously a church planter/pastor in Downers Grove IL. Christ Presbyterian Church was planted in February 1987. Ted continued on as pastor of that church until January 2002, when he joined MNA’s staff, initially as Assessment and Training Director.
In his role as Church Planting Coordinator, Ted spends a great deal of time in the areas of vision-building, prayer mobilization, strategic planning with church planters, recruiting, training, and mentoring. He also oversees staff in the area of coaching, recruiting and revitalization and evangelism.
Ted is the recipient of a Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. He graduated in 2000, presenting a dissertation topic on church planting apprenticeships. The model he devised for that program is currently in use in a variety of settings in the PCA and elsewhere. Ted’s Master of Divinity degree is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, and his undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan.