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"Signs of the Times"

KR teaching.gifMy recent Academy lecture (Friday, October 13) entitled "signs of the times" has been posted on the Christ Reformed info blog.  Click here: Christ Reformed Info - The Latest News - "Signs of the Times"

In this lecture, I set out the preliminary outline for my forthcoming book ("The Future") in which I deal with the relationship between things already fulfilled in biblical prophecy and things yet to be fulfilled.  I'll post more of this material as I complete it.


Jihad Against the Apple Store?

apple_store.jpgAccording to an article in TheRegister (UK) (Click here: Apple's NY Fifth Avenue store is an 'insult to Islam' | The Register), the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York, is an offence to Muslims because it looks too much like the sacred ka'ba in Mecca.  You gotta be kidding????

Oh, and while we are speaking of Islamic outrage, the advertisements on TheRegister website (UK), listed this little gem: Islamic ringtones for your cell (Click here: RingRingMobile - Get Your Ringtone and Bonus Tones Now!).  Now you can hear "death to America" whenever you want! 

I wonder if the sponsor of these ringtones knew that a fatwa had been issued against them by a Saudi cleric?  I guess not.  (Click here: Riddleblog - The Latest Post - A Fatwa I Can Understand!


Who Said That?

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"Don't pray no stupid prayers"


I'm giving you an easy one this time!  Hint--repeat the quote with a drawl.  Leave your answer in the comments section.  But try and guess who this is before looking at the comments.  No cheating or google searches.


A Fatwa I Can Understand!

fatwa.jpgAccording an article on Cellular News (Click here: A Fatwa Against Ringtones), an iman in a Saudi mosque issued a fatwa after a cellphone played someone's ringtone during a prayer service.  Now that's a fatwa I can understand! 


An imam at a Mosque in Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa against mobile phones after one rang during prayers on Saturday. A report in the local newspaper, Al-Watan said that the imam had begun the Taraweeh prayer (Taraweeh is an Arabic phrase referring to extra prayers given by Sunnis at night in the Islamic month of Ramadan) when the sound of Arabic pop music began playing from the audience.

The imam turned to the crowd in the Mosque and issued his own fatwa. The fatwa states that the next time somebody allows their phone to go off in the congregation, the imam could throw the guilty person out of the mosque.

After a degree of shouting at the congregation, the imam regained his composure, turned around, and continued with the Taraweeh.

A fatwa, is a legal pronouncement in Islam made by a mufti, a scholar capable of issuing judgments on Sharia (Islamic law).


Next time a cell rings during a sermon or the Lord's Supper, I know what I am going to do!



We Are What We Read . . .

Reading.jpgAs part of Christianity Today's on-going reflection upon American evangelicalism, comes a list of the 50 books (written after World War II) which have done the most to shape modern evangelicalism.  If this list is correct, it is no wonder that evangelicalism is in the sorry shape that it is.  While there are some real gems on this list (from Lewis, Packer, Schaeffer, Piper), some are not "gems" at all (and are more like dirt clods).  As you can tell, neither Mere Christianity nor Knowing God is number one on this list.  Click here: The top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals - Christianity Today Magazine


Mike Horton Interviews Sam Solomon

WHI Logo.jpgBe sure to listen to Mike Horton's interview with Sam Solomon, a former professor of Shariah Law, who converted from Islam to Christianity.  This is a very powerful and important interview.  It is the first of two parts.  Click here: The White Horse Inn: Know What You Believe & Why You Believe It

You may also be interested in Professor Ken Samples' lectures on Islam at the Academy at Christ Reformed Church:  (Click here: Christ Reformed Info - MP3's and Real Audio (of Academy Lectures)


Who Said That?

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"After we have proved that the people of flying saucers are none other than demons in human form, and that flying saucers are the flying riding beast or donkey of the Antichrist, which demons made for him to enable him to gain control over the people of the earth, now we need to recognize the goals of the study and the experiment that the demons perform upon human beings and animals in flying saucers.  We will relate these goals to the tribulations and the miracles that the Antichrist will bring to humanity."

You know how this works!  No cheating or google searches!  Leave your answer in the comments section.


Who Said That?

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"My ex-wife is the Antichrist's sister"


Have fun with this one!  No cheating, no google searches.  Leave your answer in the comments section.



Big Mansions, the Antichrist, and Workout Shorts


Here's a gem or two that readers sent to me of late.

These shorts, quite appropriately labeled, come from the folks at the Old Lutheran Gift Shop, where you can not only buy a new pair of workout shorts, but where you can also buy a six-pack of "Sin Boldly."  You'll have to look that one up!  Click here: Left Behind Gym Shorts: Old Lutheran Gift Shop (h.t. Mark Tritschler). 

How come the Reformed don't have an "Old Calvinist Gift Shop?"  My guess is that an old Calvinist would not be near as much fun as an old Lutheran!



And then there are these two links to "photo essays" over at Rapture Ready. 

The first photo essay should give you all the incentive you need to work for that three-story heavenly mansion (Click here: Photorama), while the other lays out a list of potential candidates for Antichrist (Click here: Photorama)  (h.t. Mrs. Guy deBresil) 

I guess the Riddleblog is a close as the Reformed get to Rapture Ready . . .

Any thoughts?  Send me links to stuff you find and I'll use them if they strike me as funny (or, if someone hasn't beat me to it).


Who Said That?

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"There is absolutely no question that God's hedge of protection was lifted from America.  September 11 was a curse on our beloved nation, but worse is the fact that most Americans don't understand why it happened . . . . America is in this position primarily because we are the only nation today in alliance with both the historical brothers of prophecy--Ishmael and Isaac . . . . America has married these two brothers:  Ishmael (the Arab nations) out of convenience and Isaac (Israel) out of guilt. . . . America is under a biblical curse that can be reversed.  Jerusalem is the final compromise.  If America divides Jerusalem, there will be no forgiveness.  America will tragically end up on the ash heap of history."

As usual, no cheating (google searches).  Please your guess in the comments section below.