Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
My next two projects are a bench top table for my router and maybe a wooden storage box for chisels. I've made a start on the router table, which has been quite a challenge!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
There are two ways to look at every situation: How it will affect you, and how it will affect God's kingdom. The apostle Paul was always concerned with how his circumstances might aid the spreading of the gospel... Regardless of his circumstance, Paul's concern was how he could use his current situation to tell others of God's good news of salvation.
Often, when we encounter a new situation, our first thoughts are not about God's kingdom... If we remain self-centred we will miss so much of what God could do through our experiences...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Cobus Van Wyngaard
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
It's very easy to do, just paste in some text and it does the rest for you.
Primarily aimed at web pages, I'm guessing that I might very well be able to import the end result into Photoshop via a pdf. Will play some more.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
... as in all your Christian life, the key is not to understand the Bible based on your experience, but to understand your experience in light of the Bible.
You do not get orders, then go and carry them out on your own. You relate to God, respond to Him, and adjust your life so that He can do what He wants through you.
Do you want to be a servant of God? ... If so, find out where the Master is–then that is where you need to be. Find out what the Master is doing–that is what you need to be doing.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
On the dust sheet of Vintage Jesus a variety of adjectives are used to describe this book. It’s edgy, refreshing, interesting, colourful,sometimes lurid, and provocative. It is certainly all of these and many more besides. This is not a comfortable read. Certainly not comfortable for the easily offended evangelical who likes their Jesus sanitised.
Driscoll paints a strong picture of the basics of evangelical doctrine. He pulls no punched when it comes to describing the cross as a means of execution. He pulls no punches when he describes those things with which he profoundly disagrees. This is an unequivocally non-apologetic book of apologetics. It’s a book that will set your pulse racing, sometimes for the wrong reasons, often for the right ones.
I found myself skipping through some of the extended quotes from believers and non-believers, seeing them more as useful sermon illustrations than necessarily adding anything to the argument of the book.
The call for Christians to live in the light of the three-fold ministry of Jesus as prophet, priest and king, is both timely and valuable. His presentation of Jesus enjoying an urban paradise is provocative as is his challenge to see Jesus in both humble incarnation and glorious exaltation.
Overall there is much to commend the book if you can get past the stylistic issues and arrive at the content being presented. After all the package may not be to your liking, but as a committed follower of Jesus, the content is exactly what it should be.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
I realised that as of 10:25am yesterday, being part of a congregation is actually well outside my comfort zone. I guess that is to be expected after so many years of actively being involved in preparing and delivering worship.
When we got home, we chose to eat together and not join everyone else at the fellowship lunch. Again a strange experience for both of us. It took a measure of restraint not to go and find out how things had gone in our absence.
Today has been a quite ay of relaxing a little, doing a little personal administration, and generally trying to wind down into being on sabbatical. Sadly the weather is pretty awful for June, so getting to work in the garden wasn’t possible. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I’ve amused myself by doing a few drawings of one or two things to make before I get to work on the furniture projects I have in mind.