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Cum să rămâi tânăr toată viaţa


Un excelent articol scris de Charles Stanley în The Christian Post, chiar dacă e scurt, are mult conţinut.
Când citim “cum să rămâi tânăr”, cei mai mulţi dintre noi gândesc în termeni trupeşti.
Cu toate acestea o atitudine a unei inimi tinere poate contribui foarte mult la a ne menţin…

Declaraţii radicale: Nu mă bucur de nenorocirea altuia


„Nu mă bucur de nenorocirea altuia.”

György Frunda

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Code of Ethics for Pastors


The National Association of Evangelicals has developed and released a „Code of Ethics for Pastors” document and is asking church leaders across denominational lines to sign and uphold its outlined principles in their lives as ministers.

Specifically, pastors who sign on to the document vow to, among other things:

  • Exalt Christ, not self
  • Interpret the Bible accurately and apply it discerningly
  • Be honest and prudent in regard to personal and ministry resources
  • Avoid sinful sexual behavior and inappropriate involvement
  • Build God’s Kingdom in cooperation, not competition, with other local ministries

Pastors that have already signed the document, include Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Community Church; Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church; Max Lucado, Oak Hills Church; John Ortberg, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church …

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7 Starting Points for Church Worship Music


  • Biblically Informed Words
  • Theologically Accurate Words
  • Theologically Profound Words
  • A Simple Tune
  • But Not a Simplistic Tune
  • A Consistent Tune
  • The People’s Voice Being Heard: Congregational Singing

The Gospel Coalition via Worship.com

Why Science Needs the Christian Worldview


Christians can be confident in a discussion on the nature and use of science, precisely because only the Christian worldview can provide the necessary preconditions for the intelligibility of scientific inquiry.
Science requires a significant number of philosophical assumptions just to conduct empirical investigation.

What are those borrowed elements?
What are some of the most important presuppositions without which scientific investigation should prove impossible?
A brief list of such presuppositions includes:
1. The uniformity of nature
2. Induction
3. Ontological/epistemological realism
4. Mathematical realism
5. Methodological, epistemic, and ethical values
6. The reliability of the human mind and sensory faculties
7. Ontological/conceptual categories
8. The usefulness/adequacy of human language to describe nature
9. The existence of singularities, ultimate boundary conditions, and brute givens

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Crosswalk.com’s Top 10 Movies of 2011 – Critics’ Choice


1. Hugo (IMDb)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
(Paramount Pictures)

2. The Help (IMDb)
Directed by Tate Taylor
(Dreamworks)

3. Moneyball (IMDb)
Directed by Bennett Miller
(Columbia Pictures)

4. Of Gods and Men (IMDb)
Directed by Xavier Beauvois
(Sony Pictures Classics)

5. The Descendants (IMDb)
Directed by Alexander Payne
(Fox Searchlight)

6. Super 8 (IMDb)
Directed by J.J. Abrams
(Paramount Pictures)

7. Midnight in Paris (IMDb)
Directed by Woody Allen
(Gravier Production)

8. The Tree of Life (IMDb)
Directed by Terrence Malick
(Fox Searchlight)

9. Win Win (IMDb)
Directed by Thomas McCarthy
(Fox Searchlight)

10. The Muppets (IMDb)
Directed by James Bobin
(Walt Disney Pictures)

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5 core values of a church in decline


Photo source: The Resurgence

1. Laziness
2. Fear of Man
3. Pride
4. Staff Abuse
5. Loss of Focus

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Declaraţii radicale: Probabil că cel mai bogat om din cimitir o să fiu eu


Sunt bogat.
Probabil că cel mai bogat om din cimitir o să fiu eu.

Ion Ţiriac

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De ce Owl City?


Unul dintre muzicienii contemporani, cu un stil inconfundabil, este Adam Young (blog, wiki), proiectul său muzical  numindu-se Owl City (site, wiki).

Iată o mostră muzicală:
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Adam nu are aere de vedetă şi se poartă ca un om normal. Poate asta se datorează şi faptului că e creştin.
Merită remarcat faptul că face o muzică cu conţinut, o muzică plină de metafore.
De aceea întrebarea este legitimă: de ce şi-a numit proiectul muzical Owl City?
Răspunde chiar Adam la această întrebare.
În colegiu „a dat” peste nuvela lui Ambrose Bierce, intitulată An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (O întâmplare la podul de pe Pârâul Bufniţei), povestire ce l-a marcat profund.
(În limba franceză nuvela se intitulează La rivière du hibou .
Mai târziu a găsit ecranizarea acestei nuvele, La rivière du hibou (Râul Bufniţei) (1962) (IMDb). ecranizare datorată lui Robert Enrico.
Ecranizarea este scurtă, având cu puţin peste 20 minute, dar merită văzută. O recomand cu căldură.

Citeşte articolul lui Adam Young, Why I Call Myself Owl City.

Citeşte An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (O întâmplare la podul de pe Pârâul Bufniţei).

Seven Reasons Leaders Fail


1.They feel they are invincible.
2.They are paralyzed by fear.
3.They fail to grow.
4.They are not passionate about their area of leadership.
5.They fail to dream.
6.They have a sense of entitlement.
7.They have a sense of victimization.

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