I don’t write much these days, but there are some articles that leave you speechless – to say the least. Here is Maureen Dowd accusing Rick Santorum of religious fanaticism, and praising the classical liberal agenda.
Rick Santorum is called “a small-town mullah” because he is personally against contraceptives and of course he is pro-life (among others). Read the article for yourself.
According to Dowd, “Virginia’s Republican governor, Bob McDonnell… also wants to drag women back into a cave.” That is because he wants to pass a bill that requires “women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound…an invasion that anti-abortion groups hope would shame some women into changing their minds once they saw or heard about traits of the fetus.”
The great Reformed-Baptist theologian Dr. Roger R. Nicole died at 95 in Longwood, Florida. He was professor emeritus at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary where he taught for 41 years (unfortunately before I got there L).
Even though he never wrote a book (I was very surprised when I read that), he is a considered a “theological giant.”
I quote the comments of Timothy George and J.I Packer from Justin Taylor‘s blog.
“Roger Nicole is one of European Christianity’s greatest gifts to the American church. His role in the shaping of American evangelical theology in the latter half of the twentieth century was enormous and deserves to be better known.”
A few years ago Packer was able to summarize Roger Nicole in a sentence:
“Awesome for brain power, learning, and wisdom; endlessly patient and courteous in his gentle geniality; and beloved by a multitude as pastor, mentor, and friend.”
As a Romanian-American, I am happy that Romanian-born Hertha Müller won the Nobel prize for Literature.
Now I would like to read her books, especially the ones written in Romania. She was born about 50 km from where I was born.
As a Romanian- American I am puzzled that Obama won the Nobel prize for Peace.
The following quote from Bill Kristol captures something of both of these events rather well – :):):
“News flash — Sarah Palin will be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. No one has read her book yet, but there are a lot of people who are excited about it and inspired by the thought of it, and so they will retract the prize from that Romanian and give it to her.”
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. After all – I am really happy that Hertha won it! 🙂
A sad thing happened (and it is all over the news) yesterday when Tiller, a prominent provider of late term abortions, was gunned down in his church on Sunday.
See this interview with Tiller on FOXnews. This interview gives considerable support to the accusations brought against Tiller and justify his nickname “Tiller the baby killer.”
Our new website is being set up. You can find us now here.
Please let us know if you have any comments/suggestions, or if you would like to help out with the design etc.
The sermons (both audio and video) can be accessed by going to the SERMONS section. We hope to be able to post some of the previous sermons too, but this will take some time.
Many blessings and grace to all the members of the congregation.
This is the information that I promised on Sunday. I hope that most of you will be able to make it. Feel free to fast on this day as suggested by Pastor Steve, and following the tradition of the Church.
A special Good Friday service sponsored by AIM (Association of International Ministries) will take place on Friday (March 21st) at 7:00 PM. The main speaker will be Chaplain James King, and the service will be held at Onnuri Church – Seobinggo Campus and the contact number is 793-5916.
More detailed information (including the map) can be found here (click on the link below):
It would be great if most of you could join us and many other English speaking believers from the Seoul area. Plan to read the Passion sections in one of the Gospels and spend this week in meditation and prayer.
We also hope to see you on Sunday to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection.
Blessings and grace,