In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 The Bible has been called the best-selling book of all time, though the term itself comes from biblia, Greek for a collection of books. The Bible developed gradually, over many centuries, as the result of cultural interaction and exchange among many different societies. Over time, some texts were accepted as part of the canon of belief, while others were excluded as apocryphal and heretical. Out of this rich diversity and cultural complexity emerged the modern Bible. In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 tells the story of this formative period. Pondered In My Heart Ash Wednesday is one week away! It's almost time to begin. Are you prepared for Lent?
60 Must-Read Health & Fitness Blogs for 2012 There's a dizzying number of blogs out there, all tempting us to procrastinate at work. But it's hard to know which sites are truly trustworthy, entertaining, informative, and Pinnable. So we went ahead and scoured the blogosphere to narrow it down to these standouts. Desiring God Blog Blog By Topic Subscribe David Mathis Wednesday went quietly. Too quietly. 'Glo' Digital Bible Answers: What Would Jesus Click? Call it Bible 2.0: Glo, a "Bible for a digital world," goes on sale today for $90. Function-wise, it's analogous to DVD-based digital encyclopedias. The NIV text is linked with more than 500 360-degree panoramas of holy sites, 7,500 encyclopedia articles, 2,400 photos, 700 pieces of art, and 3.5 hours of HD video. Created by Nelson Saba, a former VP of tech at Citibank, and Phil Chen, whose family owns HTC, Glo is intended to keep the Bible relevant in an age where reading books is becoming almost anachronistic. As the video trailer says, "Instead of just reading the bible, you see it. You feel it.
Baby Steps Towards Plain: Inspiration from a Desert Monk A desert monk was summoned to Alexandria one day by his bishop. As he entered the city, he saw a prostitute, and he started to weep. "Why are you weeping, Abba?" his disciples asked him. "Because," he replied, "I am afraid for the soul of this young woman. And I am also weeping because she takes more time and effort to be attractive to men than I do to acquire the grace of God." Smokeout Urban Decay recently sent me their new Book of Shadows (IV), so I obviously had to play around with it. If you follow me on twitter, you might remember me tweeting a preview pic of the pretty butterfly packaging. Now, I want you to keep in mind two important things about me: I judge books by their cover and I'm a sucker for gimmicks. Read on. Many of the colors in this palette are more subdued, though Urban Decay is well known for their vibrant colors.
Vertical Church Apr 09 2014 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you . . . ” (Matthew 28:19-20a) I believe the ultimate end-game of all disciple-making is church planting. That the mission of the church is missions, and the mission of missions is the church. Coexist? « Wiser Time I don’t know what’s sadder about this – that your depictions of the conflicts between these groups is so misguided, or that you would, as a Christian, take the position that the peaceful coexistence of religions is somehow a bad idea. To begin with: C is bound by the Koran to honor the religions of the book – at the very least, T and X. Some don’t, but most do; you’re far better off being T or X than atheist in most muslim nations. The conflict between X and C is not a religious conflict; it is a political conflict over the state of Israel. C has no beef with T either, though some C individuals, as well as some muslim states, have a conflict with America (which is in no sense a representative of T) over our unwavering support X when X commits grievous acts against some members of C. Your description of E makes me feel positively ill.
Confessions of a Pioneer Woman I walked outside on the porch yesterday before leaving for church so that I could scratch Hooker‘s ears and reassure her that I love and adore her, which I try to do once a day so she doesn’t ever doubt it, when lo and behold, I came face to face with this bull. If you want to know the honest truth, before I was able to take my phone out of my back pocket and snap this photo, he was peeing…right there on the ground beside my flower bed. And he wasn’t just peeing—he was defiantly peeing. mysteries « Lift Up Your Eyes mystery: (n) something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”