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Reach me at www.moverstreet.com March 7, 2011

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From here on out you can find me over at the following address:

www.moverstreet.com

 

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07/07/07 – The Best Part of the Best News that the World has ever Heard July 7, 2007

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Through over 63 years in evangelical ministry, J. I. Packer has written, preached, and led many to think deeply about theology, the cross, and how Jesus changed the world. In this reflection, he looks back over decades of powerful ministry and contends for the center of the gospel – penal substitutionary atonement. He begins, “One’s belief about the atonement is bound up with one’s belief about the character of God, the terms of the gospel and the Christian’s inner life, the intensity of the debate is understandable.”

During the firestorm of the Reformation, Luther asked the question, “How may a weak, perverse and guilty sinner find a gracious God?” J. I. Packer argues that “real Christianity only really starts when that discovery is made.”

He closes with one of my favorite hymns: The Church is and will always be at its healthiest when every Christian can line up with every other Christian to sing P. P. Bliss’s simple words, which really say it all:

Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned he stood,
Sealed my pardon with his blood-
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

iPhone demo get dismal review June 26, 2007

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The much-anticipated 6/29 release of the iPhone runs hot this week in the press. Apple has released the new demo video for the iPhone. The video runs long, but with features like gMaps, gMail, and full-feature internet, its worth watching.

Watch the video here.

But before you run out to buy one, you should probably read the NY Times road-tested review–its rather dismal and includes words like “decried,” “excruciating,” and “ache.”

Ouch.

Read the press here.

Worth the Read: Two Brothers, Two worldviews June 3, 2007

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In this article, Peter Hitchens takes on his own brother, Christopher, who recently released the May 1 hater, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Peter unleashes on his brother: (more…)

The New Savvy Traveller: Travel Page offers best tech yet to track Airline Flight status April 11, 2007

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If you’re a hard core traveler, you may find this URL a website for sore eyes: Flightstats.com

Every flight from 1200 carriers worldwide is tracked, not by published times, but by the moment the plane leaves the taxi tarmac or when it touches down, not when the aircraft pushes away from the gate and gets in line, as the airlines report.

Also, Flightstats.com compiles stats for each flight, not merely by airline. This information is particularly useful because the flight rating section of the site tracks, for example AA Flight #260, and gives you the on-time percentile of that flight over the last 60 days.

Additionally, the site provides images that enable you to watch any flight “all the way in” from satellite and GPS technology, whether from across the state or around the world. That way, you and the kids can watch grammy and papa get diverted because of weather or just take the scenic route in.

Flightstats.com was created by Conducive Technology from the folks who helped build the online ticket software industry. Together with their expertise in air freight schedule tracking, they pack a helpful punch for the business traveler.

Check out their press in today’s NYT.

In depth–Top 10 persecutors of the church February 16, 2007

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In my previous post (here), a list of the top 50 persecutors of the Christian church was updated. The article attached (here) takes an in-depth look at the means some countries use to persecute the church.

Dear Mainstream Media, when did embryos qualify as Flood Survivors? January 17, 2007

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After seeing this article (here) in the Washington Post and reading DBurk’s post, I am curious why the Post editor’s let this page A3 special report in the Nation section slip through with the monolithic assertion that an embryo could be “rescued” and called a “survivor.” Why would I call attention to this, you ask?

On the eve of the dark anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the hypocrisy of a media that celebrates this life (and rightfully so) and lauds the “freedom” that offers women the legal right to end the life of the same little person. Why are these millions not afforded the honor of being “rescued”? Some day, the swift flood of the judgment of God will consume countries who destroy life.

But you must sense the strange irony of the paper that reports on the Nation’s policies also reports with affection and compassion the story of this little zygotic miracle–“It’s a boy!” the family shouts at the bedside. Later, the article chronicles the story of how the Markhams had stored embryos “after nearly a decade of infertility,” and explains their little baby was a girl, “she would be named Hannah, meaning ‘God has favored us.’ A boy would be named after the biblical builder of the ark.”

As we remember the unborn who struggle to survive in this America that so often displays a culture of death, let us pray that we would see more rise to seek out “survivors” like Noah, who, after the floods of judgment subside, find new birth and find themselves “rescued” by the hand of God.

Out of Blogdom August 3, 2006

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I will be away from the desk and out of the blogosphere for the next few days. I will be attending collegiate week in Glorieta, NM.

Middlefork of the Flathead July 22, 2006

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For those of you unfamiliar with inflatable kayaks, here is an image that confirms the quality and durability of the new generation of rivercrafts. This shot captured my brother through the “Bonecrusher” hydraulic on the Middlefork of the Flathead River in southern canyon of Glacier National Park, Montana.

“Tolerant and Progressive”–For all but the gospel March 26, 2006

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This week in San Francisco, a Texas-based evangelical group met for a “Battle Cry” event that calls on churches and Christians to guard their children against the world’s dark influence and its seductive call to our youth.

Whatever you think about this group or meetings like this in cities like SF, Christians everywhere should pay close attention to the city government’s actions that came as a result of this meeting.

As you carefully read the article in the SF Gate, the alarming element in this case of evangelical-teens-meet-“anything-goes”-radical-city-dwellers is that the city Board of Supervisors (pictured below) were the unloving and intolerant ones. To prove it, they met and actually passed a resolution against the youth gathering.

The SF Gate reports (here), “Earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution condemning the ‘act of provocation’ by what it termed an ‘anti-gay,’ ‘anti-choice’ organization that aimed to ‘negatively influence the politics of America’s most tolerant and progressive city.'”

Now–in this city filled with self-absorbed, self-proclaimed tolerance and progression and liberty, could someone please explain how prefixed “anti” this-and-thats are allowed to be thrown around without prosecution to the fullest extent of the law?

And as for hypocrisy, if SF’s Board of Supervisors, under the charge of Tom Ammiano, could pass a resolution against organizations that “negatively influence the politics . . .” of a certain region, then should someone please notify Congress that most of America has a resolution that they would like to pass with respect to said city that possesses similar “negatively influential” characteristics?

If the Board can resolve to condemn a group of teens, then can another group resolve to condemn a city?

This diverse Board should meet again to discuss a broader definition of the word “diversity.” Better still, they should meet and read the US constitution together. Or, perhaps they should read the Kabul Times or Outlook and learn from the Afghans.

In light of this confrontation and others like it in Afghanistan, Christians should thank God for religious liberty and the free exercise clause in our nation’s constitution. Second, Christians should pray for those who live in or travel to these cities in order to minister to those who desperately need the grace and mercy of Christ. Pray for their boldness and safety. Pray for their wisdom and sensitivity. The gospel of Christ is powerful and passionate, and in it alone is found that city’s salvation. Only He is capable of turning hearts back toward his glory.

The man after whom the city of San Francisco was named, Francis of Assisi, prayed this prayer:

“Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.”

Whether in the Far East or the Far West, this world is full of cities filled with the former, only Christ is filled with the latter.

Let us take up the model of Christ and sow His seed as we walk and preach to this generation.