Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Limerick for Remington (My Daugher)

God blessed Denise and I with Remington,
A great daughter and a barrel of fun,
She is beautiful, intelligent and a leader,
A gorgeous soul, Christ follower and avid reader,
She is all of that at nine and God’s not done.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What are you kids listening to?

From http://churchrelevance.com/raping-the-innocence-of-generation-z/

Obviously, pop lyrics have digressed from the days of the Beatles (i.e., “I wanna hold your hand.”) to the era of Beyonce (i.e., “I know you want my body. Tonight I’ll be your naughty girl”).Many of today’s Generation Z kids already listen to mainstream pop music. In fact, 44% of UK parents sing their babies pop songs and TV theme tunes rather than nursery rhymes. And if they do not listen to provocative pop music yet, media conglomerates will package it to them and tell them to listen.

Look at the some of music nominees for Nickelodeon’s 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards:

Beyonce“Now take it off while I watch you perform.” (Suga Mama)
Chris Brown“Let’s get and make love on Venus.” (Gimme Whatcha Got)
Alicia Keys“So maybe we can go to first base because I feel you.” (Teenage Love Affair)
Jesse McCartney“Spend the night with me and I’ll rock you.” (Rock You)
Katy Perry “I kissed a girl just to try it. I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it.” (I Kissed a Girl)
Pussycat Dolls“I can get off when you ain’t around.” (I Don’t Need a Man)
Rihanna“What you got up in them jeans? Put it on me, or get lonely.” (Lemme Get That)
Kid Rock“that little p**** l***** finger f***** h* a** c***.” (F*** U Blind)
T-Pain“She was s***** on me. And I was l***** on her.” (69)

Marriage & Divorce Papyri of the ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish world

A collection of papyri from 4thC BCE to 4th C CE

Every published Greek, Roman and Jewish marriage contract and divorce deed is collected here, from the 4th C BCE to the 4th C CE. Each text is presented in its original language, with references to English translations, other online texts, and online images of the papyrus, where available. Some additional marriage contracts have been added which fall outside these boundaries, including a 2nd BCE Edomite marriage written on pottery, and a 5th C CE Jewish marriage contract written on vellum an a 6th C CE Samaritan Greek divorce deed. A few related texts have also been added which illustrate marriage laws...


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Gospel in 60 Seconds...

There is one God, He made us, He made us in His image, He made us good, we?ve sinned against Him and we?ve fallen. God would be just and good to judge us eternally, but in His amazing love, the eternal Son of God has taken on flesh, been incarnate. Jesus Christ, fully man, fully God, lived the life we should?ve lived, lived perfectly, died on the cross, in the place of our sins, in the place of everyone who will repent of their sins and trust in Him. God raised Him from the dead, He ascended into heaven, He will return in the same manner and He calls us to repent of our sins and trust on Him. He will give us new life, fill us with the Holy Spirit, give us the new birth, and adopt us as His reconciled children forever.

Mark Dever, Desiring God Q&A Session in Minneapolis