Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Public Schools, Christian Schools and Home Schools

Kennedy's special sums up the current situation well.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

ABC News & The Creation Museum

60% of Americans believe God created the world in 6 days.
How about you? What do you think? Is what you believe
about Genesis important?

Click here for more of ABC's report.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Glory Road
This is one of the best movies I have seen in awhile.
Rejoicing with, and truly loving those who are different
than you takes grace from above. It also takes grace
to forgive those who have slighted you and to continue
to press on in loving those same people.
"Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with
good." - The Bible

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Are your kids being lied to at school?

Though I don't agree with some of his beliefs
on the legal system and taxes, Kent Hovind has
some excellent thoughts about evolution.
Click here to watch this excellent video.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Icons of Evolution
Have you been deceived?
Watch here
and more great videos here.

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

"Is Christianity Good for the World?"

I thought this was interesting...
Atheist / Christian Debate

Friday, May 18, 2007

Iowa State University puts Christian professor in crosshairs

Iowa State University astronomer and professor Guillermo Gonzalez is more than qualified to earn tenure. But those who have voting power are using their personal antagonistic views to deny him tenure because of his religious beliefs that the universe and living things are so finely tuned and complex, they must have been designed by a supreme, intelligent force.

Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of The Privileged Planet (watch here) and an advocate of the scientific theory of intelligent design, has been denied tenure by Iowa State University even though he has met or exceeded every required standard for tenure approval.

Here's the short version of the issue:

A five-member panel of professors in ISU's astronomy department rejected Gonzalez's application for tenure. Two of the five active tenured astronomy professors in the department that denied tenure to Gonzalez at Iowa State University are actually connected to a widely-publicized petition that denounces intelligent design as "creationist pseudoscience."

The rejected tenure request was then sent to ISU president Gregory Geoffroy, who also denied the request. Gonzalez is now appealing the denial by president Geoffroy. A decision is expected by June 6.

(American Family Association)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rudy, the Pilot Missionary
Rudy has been a great help to us in our mission here.
He uses his career as a commercial pilot as a platform
to visit other missionaries and churches and sharethe gospel as well as to encourage Christians.

Rudy you are a great encouragement to us!
Thank you!

Click here to view a short video he made of our
mission and his time here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Dave Busby from Passion '99

Here is a vintage message I have been searching for
for a long time. I pray that you enjoy it as much as
I did.
For those of you who don't know, Dave is one of the
best speakers to youth that America has known. He
had a major impact on my life in '96 as a young
college student.
Mark & Maki's last message at church

Click here to listen
to our message on
"The Dreams of God" - Psalm 67.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Robert Morrison - 200 years in China, Today

When Morrison was asked if he expected to have a spiritual impact in China, he answered, “No sir, but I expect God will.”

Click to read this inspiring post.

“We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

"Shadowlands" is a movie that I first saw in high school. It had a dramatic effect on me and led me to realize the importance of thinking deeply about life, as well as the meaning and purpose in it. I really recommend this movie to any one who is thinking seriously about life, or to anyone who simply wants to deeply enjoy life's fullness.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Dawkins Stumped
I have one question. Where is the science here?
All I hear is faith.
Sovereign Grace Ministries - Free Song
Click here to Download a great free song
(Enter the code FREEDOWNLOAD in the promotional code section.)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spider-Man 3
Yes! I finally got to see a great movie before my American counterparts. Usually movies come out here several months after they do in America, but this one was an exception.
I recommend this movie for the conversations that it might bring up about sin and forgiveness.

One reviewer said this:
"This is the beginning of a movement toward his dark side, something that’s brought to the forefront when he comes into contact with the black substance. When his suit turns black, he finds he has greater strength and agility than ever before . . . and in the climax, he must put aside his desire for vengeance. He has to learn that we are all sinners and that none of us can hold ourselves above another.”

Read more here

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Power of Weakness in Parenting

As Maki and I get ready for being parents we have been feasting on parenting advice, trying to learn all we can so that we can be good parents for our new child. It is funny because often times we start talking about how we want to parent 15 years from now! This message from my brother Doug was a relieving encourager for me. I hope Maki can listen to this soon too.
New Creation Museum Draws Protests
My brother Doug has a good post here.
We hope to go see this museum in August when
we return to America with Doug and his family.