I've always been interested in the combination of form and function. This series of "Ecclesiastical Architecture" from The Christian Pundit explores form and function between theology and architecture. Each essay is just the right length, enough to give meat but not too long or involved. Interesting stuff.
|My friend sings here, by JAdams 2007|
2. The Pulpit
3. The Sacraments
4. The Baptism font/pool
5. The Music
6. The Lighting
7. The Pews
Charles Spurgeon's thought for the day, June 1: God's Promise Keeps Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. (Ecclesiastes 11:1)
"We must not expect to see an immediate reward for all the good we do; nor must we always confine our efforts to places and persons which seem likely to yield us a recompense for our labors. The Egyptian casts his seed upon the waters of the Nile, where it might seem a sheer waste of corn. But in due time the flood subsides, the rice or other grain sinks into the fertile mud, and rapidly a harvest is produced. Let us today do good to the unthankful and the evil. Let us teach the careless and the obstinate. Unlikely waters may cover hopeful soil. Nowhere shall our labor be in vain in the Lord."
"It is ours to cast our bread upon the waters; it remains with God to fulfill the promise "Thou shalt find it." He will not let His promise fail. His good word which we have spoken shall live, shall be found, shall be found by us, Perhaps not just yet, but some day we shall reap what we have sown. We must exercise our patience, or perhaps the Lord may exercise it. "After many days," says the Scripture, and in many instances those days run into months and years, and yet the Word stands true. God's promise will keep; let us mind that we keep the precept and keep it this day."
Hank Hanegraaff answers the question "How can I show the atheists proof of God's existence?", in 3 minutes.
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At His Channel you can watch video of many Christian pastors and teachers on demand, for free. Some include Hal Lindsey Report, Turning Point with David Jeremiah, Adrian Rogers Love Worth Finding, Grace to You with John MacArthur, and Kay Arthur's Precepts for Life.
Lots and lots of links to good resources on the topic of Spiritual Abuse from Pure Provender.
It's summer. Don't forget sunblock