Monthly Archives: March 2013

Leon Patillo – “I Lay in Zion” (Cornerstone) – YouTube

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzW2NLxhYaw] Leon Patillo – Cornestone – YouTube. Isaiah 28:16 and 9:6

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Faithful Forever by Michael Omartian

Michael Omartian – Faithful Forever – YouTube.  (This song is from his 1991 album with Word/Epic; the lyrics are included in the notes at this YouTube link.)

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Paul L. Maier on the Empty Tomb – Apologetics 315

“If all the evidence is weighed carefully and fairly, it is indeed justifiable, according to the canons of historical research, to conclude that the sepulcher of Joseph of Arimathea, in which Jesus was buried, was actually empty on the morning … Continue reading

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Psalms Where God Is Called the King

These are psalms wherein God or the Lord is referred to as King.  An example would be “You are my King, O God” (Psalm 44:4) or “The Lord is King forever and ever” (Psalm 10:16).  In addition to the psalm … Continue reading

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Herman Gunkel’s List of Royal Psalms

This list matches the list of royal psalms provided in The Jewish Study Bible, except that the latter source includes Psalm 89.  Psalms 61 (see verse 6) and 63 (see verse 11) mention a king but are not considered “royal … Continue reading

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How Many People, Christians, and Catholics?

The Pew Forum report linked below gives a basis for making the following approximations: People in the world – 7 billion Christians in the world – 2.2 billion (almost one out of three) Catholics in the world – 1.1 billion … Continue reading

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For What Does Christendom Stand?

The Pew Forum report referenced below tells us that there are roughly 2.2 billion Christians in a world of 7 billion people.  Thus Christianity is professed by about one-third of humanity.  For what do these 2.2 billion people stand? That … Continue reading

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Ennio Morricone Conducts Music from “The Mission” (1986 film)

Ennio Morricone composed the music for the movie “The Mission” and conducts its main theme in this 9:34 clip. The music is profoundly moving and melancholic – appropriate for a movie that emotionally portrays, whether intentionally or not, the self-defeating … Continue reading

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Robert DeNiro Reads 1 Corinthians 13 from “The Mission” (1986 film)

This clip is taken from the film “The Mission,” starring Jeremy Irons, Robert DeNiro, and Liam Neeson.

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“The Mission” (1986 film)

The Mission is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America (more from Wikipedia). This film provides an ironic and intensely dramatic demonstration of how organized religion – even when motivated by truth and compassion … Continue reading

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