Hunger and Peace

From an ad in my towns newspaper.

Any teen interested in exploring issues of hunger and peace is invited to join a youth group forming…

A youth group centered around hunger and peace (yeah, they were in bold in the ad), that sounds nice. Unfortunately, I can almost guarantee that the youth group will be exploring ways to relieve temporal hunger and promote temporal peace. That is not a bad thing, but, relieving temporal hunger and promoting temporal peace should not take precedence over satisfying eternal hunger and proclaiming eternal peace…

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger,” – John 6:35

“For in him [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” – Colossians 1:19, 20

Anthony Flew Reviews: The God Delusion

I found this pretty interesting. A prominent former atheist reviewing Dawkins book “The God Delusion”…

Anthony Flew:

The God Delusion by the atheist writer Richard Dawkins, is remarkable in the first place for having achieved some sort of record by selling over a million copies. But what is much more remarkable than that economic achievement is that the contents – or rather lack of contents – of this book show Dawkins himself to have become what he and his fellow secularists typically believe to be an impossibility: namely, a secularist bigot. (Helpfully, my copy of The Oxford Dictionary defines a bigot as ‘an obstinate or intolerant adherent of a point of view’).

Click here to read the whole review.

(HT: Challies)

Sex and God

This question was provided by an ad for Rob Bell’s book, “Sex God.”

Sex and God are intimately connected. But how?” Uhh… well, God gets glory from biblical sex; but, aside from that, nothing else comes to mind.

Christians Brutally Murdered in India

Mission Network News:

“It’s been one of the most difficult painful times in the history of our work.” That’s founder and president of Gospel for Asia KP Yohannan talking about brutal persecution taking place in Orissa State, India. Communists killed a Hindu radical leader, and World Hindu Council leaders are blaming Christians. Now, Yohannan says they’re on a rampage. “So far, more than 130 homes of our believers have been complete destroyed — burned down. 15 churches were destroyed. One of our churches — they bombed it. Six of our workers and believers were brutally murdered.” Yohannan calls it ‘ethnic cleansing.’ He says prayer and funding are needed to help Christians who have fled into the woods for safety. “Literally thousands of Christians are hiding and running for their lives. And, our own Bridge of Hope Centers — caring for thousands of children — are shut down in many places because of opposition.”

Click here to read more about the situation in India.

Click here to donate to the Persecution Relief Fund.