Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Brilliant Quote on Preaching

 I'm preaching at my church this week. I love this quote. I don't think my manuscript is even good enough to qualify as "pitiful":

“How utterly dependant we are on the Holy Spirit in the work of preaching! All genuine preaching is rooted in a feeling of desperation. You wake up on Sunday morning and you can smell the smoke of hell on one side and feel the crisp breezes of heaven on the other. You go to your study and look down at your pitiful manuscript, and you kneel down and cry, "O God, this is so weak! Who do I think I am? What audacity to think that in three hours my words will be the odor of death to death and the fragrance of life to life (2 Cor 2:16). My God, who is sufficient for these things?"

Friday, November 26, 2010

Apple is REALLY killing it

Just thought I would pass on the news. 36% of people planning on buying a laptop in the next 90 days, are planning on a mac.
Is Apple ever going to stop? I must admit, I wish Apple wasn't so popular. I liked the good old day, when owning an iBook was cool. Now it's just "normal".

Monday, September 13, 2010

This Blog Know How to Write

Every once in a while I read the blog 6 Year Med. The woman writes very insightful posts that choke me up.

Here is a recent post about her last year. This is good.

Monday, May 17, 2010

To All My Football Friends…

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In Paris for the Weekend

A friend of mine is getting baptized tomorrow. She became a believer during the summer of 2009. I love baptisms. Its a sign of life: God still saves today. Grace is evident in her life.

For a little piece of French culture, I live two hours away from Paris. For a Frenchman, that means that traveling to Paris is a rare and special occasion. Two hours is a long trip (I'm exaggerating slightly). In anycase, French certainly don't live on the road like Americans.

By the way, I love Paris!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Maybe this blog has a few more breaths in it…

Perhaps by popular demand (thanks Mark for your email) this blog will remain open a while longer. We'll see…
Anyhow, if you're looking for a laugh, a smile or a little bit of French trivia, I invite you to read my little brother's blog: Sarcastic Frenchie. I've been enjoying it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

This Blog is Closed!!!

Hello everyone!

This blog is closed (until I change my mind). After several weeks (or was that months?) of not blogging in English, I figured I should just give it up altogether.

If you're a family friend and want to still stay in touch, I invite you to visit the family blog. The most recent post was full of wedding photos!

If you're an ex-OMer, just remember, life is short, eternity is long and we'll be catching up soon.
If you're just a mysterious guest in search of truth and still don't know the blogs of Justin Taylor and Tim Challies, just google them. They have the greatest blogs!

Finally, a little word about what's up on my side of the Atlantic. I'm nearly done with school… praying that my classmates would repent and turn to Jesus… and will resume regular blogging in French at http://tout2dieu.wordpress.com
In the USA, everyone these days is blogging. In fact, I often wonder who is actually meeting people in real life and doing the work of a good evangelist. It's quite the opposite in France. There are very few Christian blogs/sites and I think I can contribute to the growth of the church here in my small way. Recently, I type "inerrancy of the Bible" in google.fr and my blog still came up 5th (more than a year after having written on the subject)!
I'll also try to write 1 or 2 articles a month on the Apologetics blog of some friends: RaisonsdeCroire.

If you just want to write, I would love to hear from you! Just email me at: tout2dieu@gmail.com

In His grace,

Stéphane K

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wedding in the Family… Guess Who?

Mom has just posted some photos of my grandfather's wedding. I'm sure you'll enjoy them if you know us!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cool Church in Hot Country: Yeah man…

World's best team? Jérémie just posted some news and photos on his blog. Last Sunday, he visited a church in Jamaica. But it wasn't just a visit, they were asked to run the whole service. You can read the whole story on his blog. 
PS. Staying in the family. Sunday night we had a very enjoyable Sushi-party. Thanks Rachel for all the hard work!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Men Only! Why Porn is So Alluring…

OK, this is a restricted post. Men only, means men only! We're probably all telling ourselves: "Yeah right, like THAT'S going to happen!" I think virtually every man is tempted by lust and pornography is just one possibility. But why does porn have such a strong influence on us?

Well here is the post. Al Mohler comments on a book he's just read called Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain.

Here is a quote from the book that I found very helpful, because it was very true:
"The simplest explanation for why men view pornography (or solicit prostitutes) is that they are driven to seek out sexual intimacy," he explains. The urge for sexual intimacy is God-given and essential to the male, he acknowledges, but it is easily misdirected. Men are tempted to seek "a shortcut to sexual pleasure via pornography" and now find this shortcut easily accessed.

Here is the whole thing on Al Mohler's blog

Monday, February 1, 2010

Don't Waste Your Cancer… Is it an Option?

Does God really cripple us with cancer? Many of us know that Matt Chandler has been diagnosed with cancer. Here is a recent article published by Associated Press on Chandler, his family and his cancer. Very moving and astonishing.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm on French Radio! (Don't You Wish You'd Learned French?)

Update: the link to the ressource was removed.

I work for a French Christian Publisher. Recently, one of our books (Manga Messiah), has won a prestigious award. I've been busy informing the media… Well no, they're informed and I spend my time answering their questions.

This morning I was interviewed on a Catholic radio station. It was a good time. I made the occasional "blunder", but overall I'm pleased with the outcome. This was my first time on French Radio, so it will also take a bit of time to get used to the language tricks and the new data (BLF and not OM Ships).

Have a great day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

When Science Blasphemes Less Than Religion

I've come across a terrific video. But before I post it, I thought of this as-terrific quote. How are we doing Christians?
"I do see the design of the universe as essentially a religious question. That is, one should have some kind of respect and awe for the whole business. It's very magnificent and shouldn't be taken for granted. In fact, I believe that is why Einstein had so little use for organized religion, although he strikes me as a basically very religious man. He must have looked at what the preachers said about God and felt that they were blaspheming. He had seen much more majesty than they had ever imagined, and they were just not talking about the real thing. My guess is that he simply felt that religions he had run across did not have a proper respect for the Author of the universe."
Charles Misner, General relativity theory scientist (as quoted in Let the Nation Be Glad and in this sermon on the Supremacy of God)

Here's the video that brings us from planet Earth, across the entire known Universe and beyond.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Not Too Late To Read Your Bible!

Today, I posted something in French regarding Bible reading plans. As I'm heading to bed, I saw that Desiring God has also posted something quite useful. So here is a copy/paste:

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 11:23 PM PST
(Author: David Mathis)
We're now a week and a half into 2010, but it's not too late to start a read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan. After all, you have more than 50 weeks to catch up on what you've missed. Or treat your year as January 10, 2010, through January 10, 2011.
Below are several good options.
Discipleship Journal
NavPress's Discipleship Journal plan has been the most used at Bethlehem for years. I'm back at this one again in 2010, and I would highly recommend it. There are four daily readings (the year starts with Genesis, Psalms, Matthew, and Acts), but it's only 25 days each month—which leaves some margin for missing here and there when life gets busy.
For Shirkers and Slackers
If "margin for missing" is what you know you need, then this plan from Ransom Fellowship might be right for you. Maybe you've tried the other plans in the past and stalled out again and again. This plan assigns certain genres to certain days of the week and breaks biblical books up into sections you can read in one sitting—so without reading everyday, you can still make measurable headway. Pace yourself well and do some extra reading, and you might even finish long before 2010 is over.
This is the classic plan, designed by Robert Murray M'Cheyne (1813—1843), the well-remembered Scottish minister who died before his 30th birthday. The plan has readings for every day of the year and will take you once through the Old Testament and twice through the Psalms and the New Testament. (Don Carson's daily devotionals called For the Love of God are based on the M'Cheyne plan.)
ESV Study Bible
Like the Discipleship Journal plan, the ESV Study Bible plan has you reading in four places: 1) Psalms and wisdom lit, 2) Pentateuch and Israel's history, 3) Chronicles and prophets, and 4) Gospels and epistles.
With a reading for each day of the year, this plan from Back to the Bible aims to take you through Scripture in chronological order.
Engage Scripture 
This new plan from The Journey in St. Louis looks very good. Also check out The Journey's Engage Scripture page for videos and pdfs giving background info on the biblical books, as Pastor Darrin Patrick takes his congregation through the Bible in 2010.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Little Update On Life in France

We organized an event for young adults. It was four intense days of preaching, fellowship, and encouragement. If you want to see some of the photos, they're on Facebook: