Word of the Week: Transcendence

A short news roundup: tornado NYC, Krakatau, Nicaragua volcano, Abbas and the PA

I'm in the throes of a lengthy series exploring Gnosticism and Paul's response to it in Colossians. However, here is something shorter for those who are not interested in Gnostic errors and Christian apologetics.

"I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations." (Psalms 89:1)

5 Options For Those Looking For a Biblical Church
9-minute video from the Paul Washer website

Remember the tornadoes that hit Venice Italy in June? Kind of weird to see tornadoes hitting some paces we dont' usually expect. Well, today, tornadoes hit near NYC Coney Island and Rockaway, Queens.

Volcanoes, volcanoes, erupting everywhere. How about this volcano on a moon of Saturn, erupting water into the universe?

Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn, seen shooting geysers water into space from its south polar region in this mosaic composite photograph.

Nicaragua volcano belches ash cloud, residents evacuated
"Nicaragua's tallest volcano belched an ash cloud nearly a mile into the atmosphere on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents who heard explosions emanating from its crater."

Anak Krakatau spews volcanic ash, Tangkuban Perahu closed
"The volcanic discharge of Mount Anak Krakatau, which usually affects Cilegon in Banten and Kalianda in southern Lampung, has now reached the city center of Bandar Lampung, the capital of Lampung province, located around 75 kilometers from the mountain itself."

@typhoonfury "I was on the summit of krakatau yesterday. Theres lots of new lava and many craters on side. Even the guide said WOW at the top."

QUAKES today:

6.1- 48km WNW of Nabire, Indonesia

Jordan ups border forces as Syrian strike stokes fears of ‘mass’ refugee exodus
"Jordan strengthened its forces along the border with Syria on Thursday in response to Damascus’ shelling of a southern rebel stronghold officials fear will trigger a mass refugee exodus."

Battle rages in Aleppo as Russia urges Syria unity
"Fighting for control of a key army base in Aleppo raged Saturday, as Russia tried to revive a divisive accord on ending the bloodshed that calls for a government of unity in Syria" Below- "Sept 7, 2012, a rebel Free Syrian Army soldier runs after attacking a tank with his RPG during fighting in Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

Sept 7, 2012, a rebel Free Syrian Army soldier runs after attacking a tank with his RPG during fighting in Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

Abbas Names Date for UN Statehood
"PA Chairman Abbas says he will ask the UN member states to declare a ‘state of Palestine’ on September 27."

O, Israel! Harken to what the Holy God of Israel says,

"Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee." (Isaiah 49:7)