Friday, March 31, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

C.S. Lewis Event



If you have a love for C.S. Lewis then you might enjoy this event at my church. Consider yourself personally invited.

C. S. Lewis has found a new generation of fans with the overwhelming success of the movie adaptation of his book “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

You are invited to a lecture and a dessert discussing C. S. Lewis and the importance of the imagination in his life and writings.

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2006

Time: 7:00—9:00pm

Location: Glen Burnie Evangelical Presbyterian Church

710 Aquahart Rd, Glen Burnie, MD

For more info: 410-766-5363 or office@gbepc.org



Our Speaker

Arthur W. Lindsley, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow—C. S. Lewis Institute

Art Lindsley has served at the C.S. Lewis Institute since 1987. Formerly, he was Director of Educational Ministries at the Ligonier Valley Study Center, and Staff Specialist with the Coalition for Christian Outreach. He is the author of the books True Truth and C. S. Lewis’s Case for Christ and is the co-author of the book Classical Apologetics along with R.C. Sproul and John Gerstner. He has written numerous articles on theology, apologetics, C.S. Lewis, and the lives and works of many other authors and teachers. Art earned his M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Maryland Bed and Breakfasts Map

Maryland Bed and Breakfasts Map

I found this through Ken Radio. It is a Google Mapof Bed and Breakfasts. While they are using the technology well, the interface is a little cluncky. The content is good.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Nouslife: Islam: non reciprocity in conversion

Interesting post by a Brit. Click the link to get the full story.

Nouslife: Islam: non reciprocity in conversion: "This is an issue that really doees need to be addressed. I know that a Bradford Diocesan iniative had an agreement from Pakistani muslims that there really should be no comupulsion in religion.

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Open Doors USA

Open Doors has a list of top 10 countries that persecute Christians.

Open Doors USA: "World Watch List 2006
Focus on the Top 10

1. North Korea

Violations of human rights are the order of the day in the Stalinist country of North Korea, including many breaches of religious rights. North Korea has entered its fourth year as the worst violator of religious rights for Christians. Christianity is observed as a dangerous foreign influence which stimulated the collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and therefore poses one of the greatest threats to the regime’s power. As a result, the North Korean authorities are making harsh efforts to root out Christianity. It is believed that tens of thousands of Christians are currently suffering in North Korean prison camps where they face cruel abuses. The hermit regime is suspected of detaining more political and religious prisoners than any other country in the world. Several North Koreans became Christians after crossing the border with China and entering into contact with local Christians. Many among these were exposed as believers when they returned to North Korea, and they were specially targeted for arrest. Many of them were tortured and killed. Though no exact figures can be given, Open Doors’ staff estimates that hundreds of Christians were killed by the regime in 2005. Amidst all of this, North Korea is trying to keep up a facade of religious freedom, trying to cover the complete lack of this inalienable human right, by -- among others -- organizing government-sponsored religious services in show churches in the capital of Pyongyang, which foreigners are allowed to attend.

2. Saudi Arabia

Also this year, Saudi Arabia remains high in the top 10 of the World Watch List. Religious freedom does not exist in the Wahhabist kingdom where citizens are only allowed to adhere to one religion: Islam. No legal protection is provided for freedom of religion, neither does this protection exist in practice. The legal system is based on Islamic law (Shariah). "

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Art of Self Leadership - Leadership journal - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com

The Art of Self Leadership - Leadership journal - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com: "So a leader must lead down, up, and laterally. But perhaps the most overlooked leadership challenge is the one in the middle. Who is your toughest leadership challenge?

Yourself.

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This is an excellent article by Bill Hybles. I would encourage everyone to follow the link to read the full article. I know for myself I have been going through a season of self-assessment and found myself lacking. This article has helped me gain some perspective on myown leadership abilities.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Stuff On My Cat

Stuff On My Cat



mediachannel.org calls Stuff On My Cat one of the 50 Best Web Sites. It is a funny site but I'm thinking this is a blog with funny cat pictures. Perhaps they need to surf more of the web.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Wiki - The Movie (not really)

I told my wife the other day they should make Soduku: The Movie. She did not think that really worked. Perhaps Wiki: The Movie would.

I was thinking about the Wiki I found the other day. How many other Wikis are out there featuring Christianity. Here is a few. I did not include them all.

http://theconnexion.net/compass/index.php/Main_Page
Compass is a wiki about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

http://www.thebiblewiki.com/default.aspx
TheBibleWiki is an on-line Bible study where everyone is encouraged to contribute.

http://biblewiki.net/Main_Page
Bible Wiki contains a lot of information about the Bible.

http://bible.tmtm.com/wiki/Main_Page
Bible Wiki! You can help build the BibleWiki into a better Bible Encyclopedia and wiki community by editing and creating new articles.

http://www.nwcreation.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Creation Wiki: The Encyclopedia of Creation Science. Contributing editors must believe the universe and life on earth were created by God.

http://religion.wikicities.com/wiki/Main_Page
Welcome to the Religion-wiki.
This wiki is for religious people and religious communities of all kinds. We coexist on this wiki. (Perhaps a good place to check out some alternate points of view.)

Friday, March 03, 2006

Social Aspects of On-line Learning

On-line education is said to have a deficiency. Learning is supposed to take place in community according to many within academia. There is a great deal of truth about that. We do often learn best with others. However, being self taught on a matter is about the only way to gain true competence. The road to the top is often lonely. That aside, the idea that learning at a brick and mortar institution is more social than learning on line is tantamount to saying friendships developed on-line are not friendships at all. On-line friendships are developed much like the ones that are face to face. People come and go as they do in face to face relationships. Some people you connect with, while others you don't. Some people will be life long friends on-line because they are your friend. Higher education rather than dismiss the social aspect of on-line learning, should understand how friendships are formed on-line and use that in the education process. Understanding the differences between on-line friendships and face to face friendships might make a good thesis for some masters student in sociology. That kind of research could be used to expand the social component of learn for those who do on-line learning.