June 2005

House MD

Watched House MD on Sunday night, and I caught this interesting dialogue:

Rebecca: I just want to die with a little dignity.

House: There’s no such thing! Our bodies break down, sometimes when we’re 90, sometimes before we’re even born, but...

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CMA US grew by 21.8% in 10 years

Via Couldn’t Help Noticing, Dave Shiftlett reported in the National Review article, God-Lite Doesn’t Cut it, the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States grew by 21.8 percent for the decade ending AD 2000.

Food for thought. *[AD]:...

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What is the "local church"?

As my church is consulting on various proposed changes to the service times, I have been again pondering this question.

Related to this, and an older ponderance, is that I haven’t yet found a nice summary of the Knox-Robinson ecclesiology.

Lionel...

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New model "permits time travel", but salvation is secured

Found via Slashdot, BBC News reported that time travel is possible if and only if it is “complementary to the present”.

The generally used illustration (the grandfather paradox) can be found in the Slashdot article:

In theory, you could go back...

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Editing sermons?

The following two-part series from Couldn’t Help Noticing is an interesting discussion on what makes a good sermon from a communication persepective.

Of course, I’d rather have a sound sermon any day.

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Couldn't help noticing

Just in case you didn’t notice, Matthias Media’s Couldn’t Help Noticing column has two syndicated feeds:

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English Ministry web site theme updated

You’ve probably have noticed that the English Ministry web site has a slightly improved look and feel.

That’s right. The Drupal theme (called “leaf”) has been upgraded to version 2.0!

Changes:

  • Converted most GIFs into PNGs or JPEGs, as...

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As I have promised...

As I have promised, I have from last time, I have moved:

  • to a new domain koinic.net, although there is not much there at the moment

  • to a new server (naturally); and

  • a new blogging software, although not the one I had originally...

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