Athens in Greece
I shall be away to Athens, Greece from today until 1st September 2007. I shall not be updating this blog until my return. In the meantime, enjoy my previous posts.
My adventures with God,life and all these stuff.
The Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner is not one of my favourite Marvel heroes. Nevertheless, I have been reading the Hulk stories and of various incarnation of the Incredible Hulk; from the mindless Rage “Hulk smash!” to the grey “Mr. Fixit” and then to the present incarnation after the movie where we have an intelligent Hulk. What drew me back to the Hulk was a powerful science fiction fantasy story arc that ran quietly in the background in Incredible Hulk issue #92-105 from 2005-2007 while the rest of the Marvel universe was turned inside out. This story was crafted by sci-fi writer Greg Pak and was collected in 2007 as Planet Hulk.
Labels: Comics and Mangas
Prayer unites the soul to God, for although the soul may always be like God in nature and substance, it is often unlike him in condition, through human sin. Prayer makes the soul like God when the soul wills as God wills; then it is like God in condition as it is in nature. And so he teaches us to pray and have firm trust that we shall have what we pray for, because everything which is done would be done, even though we have never prayed for it. But God's love is so great that he regards us as partners in his good work; and so he moves us to pray for what it pleases him to do so, for whatever prayer or good desire comes to us by his gift he will repay us for, and give us eternal reward.
Labels: Really Random Musings
This is a 2006 movie about how Hadassah, whose Persian name was Esther, became the queen of the Persian Empire and saved her people from genocide. The storyline followed closely the biblical book of Esther. However there was an interesting twist in which the story was presented.
The Music Played- Matt Munro
Labels: Really Random Music
Last Friday evening, I watched the stage performance of The King and I at the Esplanade Theatre on the Bay (the Durian). I have been looking forward to watching this stage play the whole month. I have enjoyed the movie version and am now eager to watch a live stage performance. This musical is based on a true story and is also based on a novel by Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam. Landon based her novel on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, a 19th century Englishwoman who became governess to the children of the King of Siam.
I was about to write a review of this book when I came across a set of posters from Emerging Grace (HT: bob k). Grace has allowed me to use her posters which expressed so well what I have read in this book that I shall let the posters be the review.
Labels: Really Random Wacky Musings
Early this month Mattel is recalling nearly one million toys in United States due to use of lead paint; all affected products were made in factories in China; more than 300,000 have already been purchased by consumers. Then the company recalled other toys with tiny magnets because these magnets can be easily dislodged and swallowed by young children.
Closing date: 11/09/07Download brochure here
Labels: Conference Information
In a earlier post High Tech Preaching, some comments and concerns about the use of technology in preaching were highlighted. Now to continue the survey.
Here are seven reasons why I like Paul of Tarsus.
Ever feel that your head is fully saturated with information, a condition we nowadays called 'information overload' or 'information flood'? It seems we are not the only one suffering from it. While Augustine suffers from information underload- seems he was accused of being "steeped too long in too few books." -scholars and readers after the invention of the printing press also complained of information overload.
Permanent Head Damage (PhD) tagged me for 8 random facts about me recently, so here goes (some of it you know already, I am sure).
Simon Gathercole is senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen. He was recently appointed a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, starting in October. His new article clarify and adds a new perspective on 'new perspective' on the apostle Paul.
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