Africa’s Messiah of Horror

I haven’t mentioned Joseph Kony on this blog since 2005. Maybe it’s because he’s someone whom I would rather forget. His crimes are so horrifying that it’s hard to let yourself imagine that it’s real. But it is.

Michael Gerson of the Washington Post writes today about Kony and about what the U. S. and the international community might do about him. Gerson warns,

We are seeing the second coming — surrounded by an army of children and trailing clouds of death — of Joseph Kony. If this is not a cause for horror — and a justified cause for international action — it is difficult to imagine what would be.

Gerson’s piece is not for the faint of heart. Consider yourself warned as you pray with me, “Maranatha.” Continue Reading →

Barack Obama: The Most Anti-life Candidate Ever

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an Op-Ed calling Senator Obama the most “antilife presidential candidate ever.” When you look at the reasons given for this notorious distinction, it’s hard to disagree. Here’s an excerpt.

‘According to Barack Obama, Gianna Jessen shouldn’t exist.

‘Miss Jessen is an exquisite example of what antiabortion advocates call a “survivor.” Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna’s biological mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion center. Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist’s arrival, Gianna emerged. Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy. But alive.

‘Had the abortionist been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation. As it was, a startled nurse called an ambulance, and Gianna was rushed to a nearby hospital, where, weighing just two pounds, she was placed in an incubator, then, months later, in foster care.
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Denton Bible Church Hosts Complementarian Event

Pastor Tommy Nelson is trying to get the word out about an upcoming series of messages that will be hosted by Denton Bible Church beginning on Sunday, June 15. There will be three messages delivered over three Sundays from three different speakers, each of whom will be addressing the question, “Can a woman be in authority over a man in the local church?” Here’s the line-up:

June 15 – Pastor Tommy Nelson

June 22 – Dr. Bruce Ware

June 29 – Dr. Russell Moore

If you are in the area for any or all of these Sundays, I would recommend attending Denton Bible Church. Pastor Nelson has written an open-letter to area pastors that explains more about the series. You can read it below. Continue Reading →

A Historic Candidacy That I Can’t Be Happy About

The Democrat primary season has finally wound up, and Senator Barack Obama has secured enough delegates to clinch the Democrat nomination for President. When the polls closed last night in South Dakota and Montana, the cable news networks made the announcement. Almost instantly, the talking heads began reflecting on the historic candidacy of Senator Obama—the first African American to be nominated by a major party for president of the United States. Continue Reading →

Read through the Greek NT in a Year

Lee Irons has put together a plan for reading through the Greek New Testament every year (HT: Jim Hamilton). He has some great suggestions, and I think you should take a look at them if you are in a position to take up this challenge.

“Annual Greek New Testament Program” – by Lee Irons

“Read-Greek Calendar 2008” – by Lee Irons

On a related note, here are some other online resources that might be useful to all you Greek scholars out there.

  1. Greek New Testament Website – zhubert.com – Excellent website with a browsable, Web-based interface to the Greek New Testament. Passing the mouse over any word brings up an information box that parses and defines each word of the New Testament. Great tool.
  2. Greek New Testament Website – This website provides a browsable, Web-based interface to the Greek New Testament. Click on any word in the text, and the website will parse the word.
  3. Greek Fonts – The SP Legacy Fonts, developed by James Adair, are available on the Society of Biblical Literature’s website. At their website, you can download a Greek font (SPIonic) and Hebrew fonts (SPEzra and SPTiberian). The website contains instructions for downloading and installing the fonts. Click here for a keyboard map of the Greek font SPIonic.

Missing post?

Some of you may have noticed that one of my posts has been deleted. The post in question was a video from another website, and a reader just pointed out to me some distasteful comments scrolling at the bottom of the video that I had not noticed when I posted it here. I watched the video more than once before posting it, and so did my wife. But neither of us caught the offensive remarks. In any case, that’s why the post is gone. I apologize and ask your pardon for not being more careful.

Thanks, Mark Tucker, for helping a brother out!

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Senator Obama Resigns His Church

From the NY Times politics blog:

“Senator Barack Obama is ending his membership at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, a congregation he has belonged to for about two decades and one that had become a lightening rod in his Democratic presidential bid…

“This week, Mr. Obama found himself responding once again to a sermon delivered from the pulpit of Trinity, when a Catholic priest and a longtime friend of Mr. Obama was captured on video last Sunday mocking Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Mr. Obama, as he prepares for a general election campaign against Senator John McCain, was seeking to put the controversy over his church behind him. It remains an open question whether this move will do that or will simply draw more attention to his decision to be a member of the church for two decades.”

The Catholic priest to which the article refers can be seen in this video.

[WARNING: I give the sermon linked above a PG rating because the priest uses the “D” word at one point during his speech.]

Dockery at the Southern Baptist Convention

This post is a follow-up to my previous one about Dr. David Dockery, author of Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal and president of Union University. He will be making some appearances at the Southern Baptist Convention in a couple of weeks. He’s doing a book-signing, and he’s addressing the messengers in a plenary session. If you plan to attend the convention in Indianapolis, you’ll want to make your way to both of these.

Monday, June 9 (4-6pm) – Book-Signing (I guess this will be at the Broadman & Holman display)

Tuesday, June 10 (3:30pm) – Plenary address to the convention on themes related to Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal

While we’re at it, I should mention that Dr. Jerry Johnson interviewed Dr. Dockery on Wednesday on the radio program “Jerry Johnson Live.” You can listen to it below. The interview with Dockery begins at 28:00.

[audio:http://www.dennyburk.com/JJL/2008_05_28.mp3]

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