Sunday Thoughts – 2/28

Good thing this is not a Leap Year. Not sure I would want another day in February.

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Biblioblog Rankings – February 2010

Thanks to Jeremy for his brief seconds of laborious work: :)

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Patricia King takes Todd Bentley behind the woodshed?

…it was almost like an audible voice that he was told to marry a certain woman. And they were happily married and they had children…..They had gotten married by making vows and a covenant with each other before God and before man, in response to this word of the Lord that this man had had. And over the years this marriage got a little more uncomfortable. The wife wasn’t on board with the husband and instead of taking time to look after things at home, he looked after his own calling instead, and pursued that calling and got the praises of men and other women and started looking at other women, and started, you know, crossing boundaries on a number of occasions and started being unfaithful within his marriage. His wife still loved him and he decided ‘I want to get a divorce’ and his wife said ‘No, I don’t want one’. He separated from his wife and became involved with another woman and ended up divorcing his wife and marrying this other woman that he had had an affair with. [She becomes indignant] And then [now] he’s trying to get into front line ministry with an endorsement on that ministry saying everything’s fine. I can be divorced and remarried and have this work and it’s not a problem.”

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My Son and The Icicle

It has snowed since June here, or rather, it has felt that way. In my opinion, I think it is time to go preemptive and kill all the groundhogs. February 1st 2011 is the deadline….

This is a picture I took this morning on our back doorstep. The snow was 6 plus inches, but we do live on top of a mountain. This was the longest icicle.

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Iraqi Christians flee Mosul after attacks

Christian families in Iraq are fleeing the northern town of Mosul in droves after a string of unprovoked murders left at least 10 believers dead, a ministry working with persecuted churches have reported.

In less than two weeks, five Christian individuals, including two students, and a family of five were gunned down. The intense violence has struck deep fear in the tiny Christian community causing some 40 to 50 families, each with an average of five members, to flee Mosul in the past week, according to Open Doors, which has workers in Iraq.

Iraqi Christians flee Mosul after attacks.

Quote of the Day: Designer Deity

When we suppress certain truths about God (his holy wrath against sin) or distort others (e.g. his love) to produce our own “designer deity”, then we are guilty of false faith, and are left with a “counterfeit God” and Gospel. Does it happen today? All day, everyday!

via Designer Deity « Irishanglican’s Weblog.

N.T Wright: My Mom Wanted to Die, but now is Happy to be Alive

An Anglican bishop has said that though his mother had told him repeatedly in the past that she wanted to die, she is now happy to be alive and he is grateful she didn’t kill herself, reports the Christian Institute.

Bishop of Durham, Dr. Tom Wright, the fourth most senior prelate in the Church of England, was speaking during a House of Lords debate earlier this month on whether it was necessary to have an independent inquiry into assisted suicide, when he revealed that his mother had told him several times that she “just wanted to go to sleep and not wake up.”

via Anglican Bishop: My Mom Wanted to Die, but now is Happy to be Alive.

Accidental Discovery Pieces Together Ancient Biblical Manuscript

Two parts of an ancient biblical manuscript separated across centuries and continents were reunited for the first time in a joint display Friday, thanks to an accidental discovery that is helping illuminate a dark period in the history of the Hebrew Bible.

The 1,300-year-old fragments, which are among only a handful of Hebrew biblical manuscripts known to have survived the era in which they were written, existed separately and with their relationship unknown, until a news photograph of one’s public unveiling in 2007 caught the attention of the scholars who would eventually link them.

Together, they make up the text of the Song of the Sea, sung by jubilant Israelites after flanuscript brought to Jerusalem. The new exhibit chronicles how the Song of the Sea was written through various ancient manuscripts, from the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls to the manuscript known as the Aleppo Codex, written nearly a millennium later.

via Accidental Discovery Pieces Together Ancient Biblical Manuscript – International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News –

Pray for Chile, Hawaii, Japan and us all – Evac Info

Seems that all those nice quite fault lines in the Western Hemisphere are waking up. Chile suffered an 8.8 one this morning. Japan as well.

Also, a tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii for about 5 hours from the posting of this.

The first waves were expected to arrive in Hawaii at 11:19 a.m. Saturday (4:19 p.m. EST).

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God the number 4 most popular Twitter in Rome

But ‘God’ is actually atheist Richard Dawkins. Continue reading

Mother Kills ‘Demon’ Possessed Child

Sick, disturbing, disgusting.

For more than a week, Ria Ramkissoon watched passively as her 1-year-old son wasted away, denied food and water because the older woman she lived with said it was God’s will.

Javon Thompson was possessed by an evil spirit, Ramkissoon was told, because he didn’t say ”Amen” during a mealtime prayer. Javon didn’t talk much, given his age, but he had said ”Amen” before, Ramkissoon testified.

On the day Javon died, Ramkissoon was told to ”nurture him back to life.” She mashed up some carrots and tried to feed the boy, but he was no longer able to swallow. Ramkissoon put her hands on his chest to confirm that his heart had stopped beating.

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