It’s funny how we are quick to say that the “church”(as a whole) has hurt us, therefore we choose to no longer attend church… yet in choosing to remain in that offense, we’ve forgot the simple fact that we are to forgive (whether or not an apology is given).
Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, recently spoke to New York City church leaders about something that concerns them all: reaching the city for Christ. Leadership editor Marshall Shelley was there, and after you read this article, read Shelley’s interview with Tim Keller and Bill Hybels "Leadership in the City." This article is a condensed version of Keller’s remarks. The complete talk can be found at http://movementday.com/604162.ihtml
Honoring our parents is not always an easy task, especially in adulthood, when determining how to submit to our mothers and fathers is often not clear to us. Yet there is a general rule we can follow in order to make sure that godly parents are honored in the main direction in our lives, and that rule is outlined in
6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him
I’m a missionary masquerading as a professional photographer who owns his own photography training company. I like to think of myself as a travel photographer and I have a passion for using my camera to expand and strengthen the Kingdom of God. To date I’ve been to 35 or so countries on five continents.
How do you photograph one of the most secretive countries in the world?
For Charlie Crane the answer was simple, photograph what they want you to see. If there is no possibility of getting underneath the surface then the answer was to photograph the surface itself. This series is taken from a larger body of work in Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. Although not commonly thought of as a holiday destination all these photographs have been taken at tourist sites throughout the city.It took over a year for Charlie to get permission to go in with his camera: he was not allowed to take his mobile phone past customs and was met by two guides who were to accompany him at all times throughout his trip. At first they appeared robotic in conversation as if reading from a script, telling of their countrys great achievements. After a few days and many polaroids the guides became more relaxed and personable.Working with such tight restrictions in a country once described as a Stalinist Disneyland was a real challenge but the result is the strongest body of work that Charlie has produced to date. Charlie’s first book Welcome to Pyongyang was produced in conjunction with Nicholas Bonner of Koryo Tours and was published in the spring of 2007 by Chris Boot.