Worth a Look 7.18.12
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Harvard Professor Jonathan Weber is finally enjoying a season of peace when a shocking discovery thrusts him into the national spotlight once again. While touring monasteries in Greece, Jon and his wife Shannon—a seasoned archaeologist—uncover an ancient biblical manuscript containing the lost ending of Mark and an additional book of the Bible. If proven authentic, the codex could forever change the way the world views the holy Word of God. As Jon and Shannon work to validate their find, it soon becomes clear that there are powerful forces who don’t want the codex to go public. When it’s stolen en route to America, Jon and Shannon are swept into a deadly race to find the manuscript and confirm its authenticity before it’s lost forever.
There are issues left unaddressed here, such as whether or not feeling worshipful should be a priority. I suspect that debate is a bit academic, as most churchgoers are looking for an experience. In any case, wouldn’t it be something if it were the swarms of screaming, swooning “Beliebers” who inspired a ceasefire in the battles over church music?
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The 54.6 percent figure (not counting Alaska and Hawaii) makes this year’s drought the sixth worst on record in terms of area covered, behind only the brutal droughts of the mid-1950s and the “Dust Bowl” era of the 1930s.
For Paul, then, the “key” to the Christian life is a new relationship to sin through identification with Jesus Christ. This is not a key that we can put in the lock and magically open the door to total holiness. It is more like a power source from which we draw every day as we seek to conform our lives more and more closely to the One who died for us.