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Entries from June 2008

Tim Keller at Google

May 15th, 2008 · 33 Comments

MIT Veritas Forum speaker, Tim Keller, speaks to a full audience at Google to discuss “The Reason for God.” You can watch the You Tube video here.
The Q & A is about 40 minutes in (the entire video is about an hour long). It’s pretty intense given the setting, but Dr. Keller keeps incredible composure [...]

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Some encouragement

May 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Most of us are busy with final projects and studying for exams. Here is a verse that a friend used to remind herself that the Lord sustains her and is all that she needs. Hopefully it can encourage you too.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion [...]

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The Chronicle: Evangelicalism Rebounds in Academe

May 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Evangelicalism Rebounds in Academe
Even at elite colleges, doors are opening for religiously committed students and faculty members
May 9, 2008
I was sent a link to this article by many different people. Basically, evangelicalism at prestigious universities is rebounding, challenging the notion that evangelicals are “poor, uneducated, and easy to command.” Evangelical scholarship [...]

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Oswald Chambers: Faith to Persevere

May 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yet another excerpt from today’s My Utmost for His Highest devotional. I read it this morning and was very encouraged. It was such a reminder that my current experiences are but slivers of God’s master plan for this universe. The best thing I can do is to totally place my trust and confidence in my [...]

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John Piper on Humility

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

To me, humility is one of those elusive characteristics that is really difficult to conceive and obtain. I feel like once I believe I’m humble, that’s just evidence that I’m not. Humility will always be something I’ll struggle with. This little article posted on desiringgod.org provides some guidance and encouragement.
John Piper answers “How do you [...]

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John Piper: 6 Ways to React to the Cyclone, Prayer for Myanmar (Burma)

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Below is a summary of John Piper’s 6 ways to react to the cyclone that hit Myanmar (Burma) over the weekend. The number of dead and missing has passed 60,000. The original article goes into much more depth, so I encourage the read.

Be softened to the pain nearby.
Pray for the followers of Christ in Myanmar.
Pray [...]

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Sharing Your Faith with American Idol

May 6th, 2008 · 66 Comments

Although it’s crunch time, I know one or two MIT students who are dedicated, weekly watchers of American Idol. They, and whoever else out there who watches the show, might get a kick out of this article from Christianity Today about evangelizing using the popular TV show as a starting point.
Here are some recommended questions [...]

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Oswald Chambers: Vicarious Intercession

May 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

With all the prayer requests around, Oswald Chambers reminded us what it means to be an intercessor in yesterday’s devotional from My Utmost for His Highest. Presented here are a few lines from the devotional. Try reading the entire thing, though. The self-reflective questions are good to ask ourselves.
… having boldness to enter the Holiest [...]

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Global Day of Prayer: Day 5 - Pursuing the Peace of Christ

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Not only is May 11 Mother’s Day, but it’s also the Global Day of Prayer, a day of repentance and prayer for millions of Christians around the world. The Global Day of Prayer is in the middle of the ten days of prayer leading up to Sunday, and today’s prayer point is…
Pursuing The Peace of [...]

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It’s a Matter of Heart

May 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I was reading through Psalm 50 and came across a verse that really hit me:
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise.
- Psalm 50:16,17
Actually, these words hit me first [...]

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