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: