I have just recently read Nouwen’s classic: In The Name of Jesus. In 107 short pages he establishes a Biblical model for leadership. From prayer, to popularity in ministry, to being led, Henry Nouwen sets a a trajectory that if followed may bring a renewed experience in the area of leadership. treatment of the book to follow…
I have many heroes in the faith. Most are in repose. God has decreed that their days on earth ended. They now join the saints in heaven crying out: “When will you bring justice, O Lord” (Rev. 6). They await the consummation of all things. Until then, we who remain benefit from their words of wisdom and encouragement. They too loved this present world and so committed themselves to giving all of themselves to God’s people.
Among the great cloud of witness, Rousas J. Rushdoony stands as a significant figure in my life and thinking. My eclectic nature has allowed me to benefit from the gracious ( Fr. Alexander Schmemann) to the pugilist (Dr. Greg Bahnsen); from the irenic (Professor John Frame) to the insane (Martin Luther). All in all, and many more have shaped me to be the man I am today. To them, I am most grateful. But allow me to speak just briefly about Rushdoony. My commitment to the Scriptures took a new turn when I came across the writings of Rousas Rushdoony. I had never read anything like it before. Suddenly life and theology made sense within a web of articulate reasoning. The once opaque law of God became a life-giving fountain. My thinking was revolutionized by a man I never knew.
He is the only man that I have ever heard to have read one book a day for over 30 years. Even if it is 90% true, I venture to say, no one has ever been like him. He loved books and he consumed them vociferously. He once wrote: I love books. They are not only my tools but a source of delight to me. I have maybe forty thousand or more and always want more! (My problem is space for them: I need an addition to house them!) Dorothy’s problem with me is getting me to spend money for clothes because I want to buy books instead. I have been stalling her for some time, because, I tell her, at 76, how do I know that I can use new clothes very long? Well, I have been feeling so healthy of late that my excuse is now wearing thin!
He loved life and life gave him more than he ever expected. He was born in Armenia and came to the US where he laid the foundations for a movement that by God’s grace will never end. All of life is affected and ought to be reflected by the Word of God. This is what Rousas Rushdoony believed and innumerable amounts are beginning to grasp this verity.
Ronald H. Nash, a great evangelical philosopher and apologist, died early this morning in Florida. Nash was a longtime professor at Western Kentucky University, Reformed Theological Seminary, and, until a stroke last year, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was an heir of the theological tradition of Carl F.H. Henry, and was an lifelong admirer and student of Augustine of Hippo, his favorite philosopher.
On December 10th, a group of friends, associates and admirers will gather for a dinner to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of a man who was hardly a household name, but perhaps ought to be. He is the Christian apologist Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen.
Dr. Bahnsen was opined by many as the most prolific Christian apologist in the last quarter of the 20th century in terms of defending the Christian perspective against the assaults of atheism. His 1985 debate with atheist scholar, the late Gordon Stein, was dubbed The Great Debate, and remains a classic as well as a benchmark in Christian apologetics.
George Grants writes about Pastor Adrian Rogers’ life and testimony.
Dr. Adrian Rogers is home. Yesterday, he went to sleep in Memphis. And then he woke up in Heaven. Adrian, who retired as the pastor of the 27,000 member Belview Baptist Church in Memphis, died of complications from the cancer treatments he has endured for the past several months.
Defender (sweeper) Serginho, 30, from São Caetano, died on Wednesday evening after suffering a heart attack during a game versus Sao Paulo. The player fell by himself on the field on the 14th minute of the second half of the match. When the game was paralyzed both captains decided that the game should be suspended. The game will resume next Wednesday for another 31 minutes. The stadium will have their doors open for the fans. Serginho will be buried this Friday the 29th.
Name: Paulo Sérgio de Oliveira Silva
Birth: 19th of October 1974
Birthplace: Vitória (ES)
Clubs he had played for: Social Coronel Fabriciano-MG (95-96 e 97-98), Patrocinense-MG (95), Araçatuba (SP), Democrata-MG (96), Mogi Mirim (96), Araçatuba (99) e São Caetano