Archive | December, 2008

2008 Drawing to a Close….

30 Dec

Season’s Greetings from Another King!  Hope you all have had a fantastic Christmas break and are enjoying your time off. As New Years Eve is approaching, i’ve been asked to do a bit of advertising….so here it goes…

 

‘A Party with a Difference!!’ 

If you don’t already have your plans to bring in the New Year sorted, or even if you do, i’d suggest that you head to the Ballyclabber New Years Eve Party!!

Its starting at 8:30pm and the cost is £3, but be quick or else your gonna have to £5 if you come after 10pm! Also i’ve been told to say that if your under 16, you’re not to be seen.

So come along and bring in the New Year in style, i’d recommend going because its a great way to catch up with friends and have a good nights craic.

 

So there you go, there’s my promotional advertising done and dusted. Happy New Year readers but as we enter this New Year, I just wanted to share with you who we should be focusing on this year….

 

AND HE SHALL BE CALLED…

  • Advocate-Lamb of God-The Resurrection & and the Life Shepherd & and Bishop of Souls-Judge-Lord of Lords-Man of Sorrows-Head of the Church-Master Faithful & True Witness-Rock-High Priest-The Door-Living Water-Bread of Life-Rose of Sharon-Alpha and Omega-True Vine-Messiah-Teacher-Holy One-Mediator-the Beloved-Branch-Carpenter-Good Shepherd-Light of the World-Image of the Invisible God-The Word-Chief Cornerstone-Saviour-Servant-Author and Finisher of our Faith-The Almighty-Everlasting Father-Shiloh-Lion of the Tribe of Judah-I AM-King of Kings-Prince of Peace-Bridegroom-Only Begotten Son-Wondeful Counsellor-Immanuel-Son of Man-Dayspring-The Amen-King of the Jews-Prophet-Redeemer-Anchor-Bright Morning Star-The Way, the Truth and the Life-

JESUS CHRIST

Be continually considering Him in 2009….

Alastair

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Husband’s Panic About Calvinist Wife

29 Dec

“I Think My Wife’s A Calvinist”

Learning About Evangelism From An Athiest

20 Dec

“How much do you have to hate somebody not to proselytize?” Penn Jillette

Fascinating post on the Take Your Vitamin Z blog.

Facebook and Recession

16 Dec

Facebook

A while ago I sought to draw your attention to an article by Justin Buzzard entitled “Thinking Biblically About Facebook“. The author has now expanded the original post as an essay entitled “Redeeming Social Life Online” which is a very worthwhile read for those using social networking sites. 

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Recession

Bad Times Draw Bigger Crowds” is an interesting piece from the New York Times on how the economic crisis may be leading to higher attendances at evangelical churches. We should continue to pray that the financial problems people are facing will be used by God to awaken them to their own helplessness and their need for a Saviour from their spiritual bankruptcy.  

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Relatively Speaking

13 Dec

“That may be true for you but it’s not true for me.”
“Can’t we all have our own truth?”
“I believe everyone should decide what is right and wrong for them”

Such statements can be heard frequently during conversations regarding morals or religion but can homosexuality really be both right for some and wrong for others? Can different religions be equally true for their devoted followers?

Recently our Religious Studies has been examining relativist theories of morality which pervades much of modern culture with many people believing they can each have their own “truth”. This philosophy seems appealing to many as it seems to encourage tolerance and does not allow any particular moral position to be forced upon them, however when we apply two simple logical tests, consistency with the reality and inner consistency of arguement, it quickly shows the intellectual bankruptcy of the theory.

baby-p1) Relativism contradicts human experience. In the past month the horrendous story of the torture and murder of Baby P made news headlines whilst terrorists caused chaos and killed nearly 200 people in Mumbai. Were these actions wrong? These actions cannot be both morally wrong and at the same time morally acceptable for the perpetrators such thinking also fatally undermines the concept of justice for if there is no objective truth how can an abusive mother be punished for doing what was right in her own eyes. The reason these crimes are wrong is not lack of cohesion with the cultural pattern or disagreement with the opinion of the majority. They would have been wrong in any place, at any time and therefore can be described as objectively morally unacceptable.

2) Relativism is self-contradictory. This is illustrated by the Quaker poster which was ironically displayed until recently outside our Principal’s office. It stated in bold, commanding script “Thou shalt” and underneath was written in following freehand “decide for yourself.” How can someone tell another person they must decide for themselves as they have not decided this founding principle? At its foundation relativism states that because everything is relative there are absolutely no absolutes but this is itself a massive absolute statement and thus contradicts itself. Furthermore relativism cannot be true as it removes any real meaning from the concept of objective truth. At the most relativism can be true for you but it still isn’t necessarily true for me!

As always John Piper is very worthwhile reading or listening on relativism.

Flash Gordon

11 Dec

Last Autumn’s Labour Party Advertisement.

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This week’s freudian slip by Flash Gordon during PMQs.

No-Christmas Pastor Controversy

9 Dec

Another King supports Pastor Vicker’s courageous stance!

More satirical genius from TBNN.