Archive for December 1st, 2006

Last year, a group of Indonesian men ambushed four girls (men vs girls) as they walked to their Christian school. One of the three survived with serious wounds. The school had been burned down during a previous round of sectarian conflict and later rebuilt.

The police said the heads of the three victims were discovered by local residents some distance from the bodies. The surviving student told the police that there had been six assailants wearing masks and black shirts. The victims were identified as Yarni Sambue (15) Interesia Morangke (16) and Alfita Paulina (19).

The survivor has been identified as Noviana Malewa, who is currently in intensive care at a nearby hospital. The bodies of the girls were left at the site of the attack near a cocoa plantation. The heads were found at separate locations two hours later by residents. One of the heads was found near a church.

They have found the men responsible for the beheadings. Three Muslim men have been charged in the beheadings of three girls in an Indonesian province filled with sectarian tension. More news here, here, here and here.


Update: The “three Christian high school girls who were beheaded” was a Ramadan “trophy” by Indonesian militants who conceived the idea after a visit to Philippines jihadists, a court heard yesterday.

The girl’s severed heads were dumped in plastic bags in their village in Indonesia’s strife-torn Central Sulawesi province, along with a handwritten note threatening more of such attacks.

The note read: “Wanted: 100 more Christian heads, teenaged or adult, male or female…

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Donald A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He received the Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from Cambridge University.

Dr. Carson’s areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the Institute for Biblical Research.

Understanding Postmodernism from a Confessional Stance
Understanding Postmodernism from a Confessional Stance
Why Trust a Cross? Atonement
The Love of God
From Modernism to Postmodernism
Foundations of Knowing
The Talking God
Tough Talk
Love for the Tough-Minded and the Great-Hearted

Openness of God Theology: 1. Portrait of a Limited God (part 1)
The Spirituality of the Gospel of John, Part 1
What is the Real Emerging Church?
Use of the OT in the NT, 3 part series
“The Intolerance of Tolerance”


Postmodernism and Biblical Illiteracy
First Steps Toward Regrouping
Worldview Evangelism
Apostolic Evangelism of Biblical Illiterates
Faith in the Cross of Christ

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Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga is a contemporary American philosopher known for his work in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion and support for intelligent design.

Plantinga won a scholarship to Harvard University, but left in 1951 to study at Calvin College where William Harry Jellema was teaching philosophy. Plantinga studied at the University of Michigan from 1954-1955, alongside William Alston. He received his doctorate from Yale University. He began teaching at Wayne State University, spent almost 20 years at Calvin College. His current position is John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Dutch Reformed although he teaches at a Catholic university.

Update on Mp3,

Books by Plantinga,

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Are There Christian Foundations for Political Liberty? At the University of Virginia on 05.03.22


Lament for a son
Reason within the bounds of religion
Divine discourse : philosophical reflections on the claim that God speaks…
Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic
Educating for shalom : essays on Christian higher education
Until Justice and Peace Embrace: The Kuyper Lectures for 1981…
Educating for life : reflections on Christian teaching and learning…
John Locke and the ethics of belief
Educating for responsible action
On Universals: An Essay in Ontology
Thomas Reid and the story of epistemology
Until Justice & Peace Embrace

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Some of my friends have taken the spot of Ray Comfort at Third Street Promenade. They are out there witnessing on Fridays and Saturdays.


Effective and Biblical!


Ray Comfort


Ray Comfort passing out tracts outside a court,

Kirk Cameron witnessing to some gang members,


another witnessing example,

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The “famous” Benny Hinn. Many people would go to his crusade to get healing, many people believe in him, many would turn on his programs to get a good laugh, many cannot tolerate him, many think he is a nut, many think he is a heretic, etc……

This is confusing, so who is Benny?

Part 1

Part 2

There seems to be some financial secrets going on?

The Theology of Benny Hinn.

WATCH: The excerpts from Dateline’s Benny Hinn investigation (no wonder Benny sued NBC).

(HT: BH)

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Kramer & Kerry


Here is the news if you have not been following what Kramer did.

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