Monday, December 17, 2007
Come and Read With Me!
I know that this blog has laid dormant for a while, but I have been keeping busy with the Africa Center for Apologetics Research (ACFAR) and our ministry's new blog. If you have not yet done so, I highly encourage you to check out the new site and subscribe to its blog.

The New Faces of ChristianityIn any case, I am excited about a new way that you can participate in our East African ministry. I have established the ACFAR Network, a community of evangelical Christians that will work together toward making a difference in Uganda and throughout the region. We will begin by reading through The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South by Philip Jenkins. Starting in January, the ACFAR Network will read and discuss one chapter a week for two months.

Want to learn more? Even better, would you like to join? Read more about our new group and sign-up here. I look forward to reading and interacting with you!

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Monday, December 03, 2007
Africa Center for Apologetics Research Celebration!
The Africa Center for Apologetics Research

Today is the day that I have set aside for people to get to know my ministry, the Africa Center for Apologetics Research (ACFAR). The web site has lots of information as well as some new features, including a page of endorsements, a blog, and the ability to donate online. Be sure to check it out!

If you are a fellow blogger and would like to join in the fun, you can easily promote ACFAR on your blog too! Simply check out last week's post "Spread the Vision!" for the guidelines. And don't forget: one random blogger will win a free autographed copy of Tim Challies' new book The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (sent to the winner as soon as it is released).

Please remember to add yourself and your ACFAR blog post to the list at the "Welcome to the ACFAR Blog!" page. It will be your ticket for the drawing. Thank you in advance for being a friend of the Africa Center for Apologetics Research!


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Sunday, December 02, 2007
Mormonism, Blomberg, and Me
This weekend has proved to be an interesting one! Over on the ACFAR Blog, I have begun posting relevant links in a weekly round-up along with some brief thoughts. Last Friday, two of those links were Rob Bowman's "Do Mormons believe 'that Jesus was fully God'?" and "Christianity Today, Mormons, and the Deity of Christ" from the Parchment and Pen blog.

So what? You may ask. Well, I was also critical of some of the comments in Bowman's entries posted by Craig Blomberg and Paul Owen. Much to my surprise, Dr. Blomberg commented on my blog! Today, I posted a response. Again, Blomberg commented.

But I'm not simply trying to get you to read a he-said-he-responded dialogue. I believe our interaction was both informative and gracious. What do you think?

Lord willing, I hope for more of this kind of conversation at the recently launched ACFAR blog. You're welcome to join us!

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Saturday, December 01, 2007
Michael W. Smith, "It's a Wonderful Christmas"
OK, I admit it. I am a traditionalist at heart. Especially when it comes to the holidays. My car radio is tuned to the 24-hour Christmas music station. My family decorated our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. We're even going to observe the Advent season (and we're not Catholic!).

Needless to say, I like my Christmas music traditional as well--full orchestras, Christ-centered words, etc. In an ironic way, the latest from Michael W. Smith largely fits into this mold. I was able to get a copy through the blog for music program, and appreciate Reunion Records sending it my way. What do I think? "It's a Wonderful Christmas" is a balanced album with a good mix of instrumental and carol-like songs. We were listening to it while setting up our Christmas tree and it set a wonderful Christmas mood.

While I am not always the biggest Smith fan, I found this CD to be a treat. I'm sure we'll continue listening to it through the holiday season.


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