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An Update From Dili (via APWM)

This news about the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Timor Leste’s new building in Dili comes from APWM.

Robert Benn is currently in Timor Leste for APWM. Here are some photos of the church building in the capital, Dili. Thank you to everyone who gave through PresAID to make this possible. Robert writes “This Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Timor Leste was born about 6 years ago. We are now formally “partners” – and what a privilege. About 12 elders and ministers of the IEPTL arrived on buses, motor-bikes and cars at the new church site for a day long discussion on issues relating to this 6 year partnership.
Firstly we toured the new buildings, as yet unfinished, but targeted for completion at the end of November. Church building. Multi-purpose building. Pastor’s home with enough room for accommodation of others. All very impressive. The church building will comfortably seat about 400 to 450. Opening date is 13th December, with our own Moderator General as the guest speaker. All very exciting! Now for the long-long and productive discussion using English, Indonesian and Tetun . . a couple of people being the translators. . . . .”

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

I’ll be seeing this next May.
Marvel being owned by Disney must have made getting the rights to a certain song a lot easier.
And the glimpse of a guy who moves fast is the same character who was the breakout star of X-Men Days Of Future Past.
Just by a different studio.
So he’s not the same.

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Man Of Sorrows – The Surrender Version

This version of Man Of Sorrows by The Surrender evokes a big Civil Wars sound.
Which is fine by me, especially since the Civil Wars aren’t using that sound anymore.
Two ways to listen:

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Do You Want Fries With This?

KFC Korea has developed the Double Down King, featuring two chicken fillets, bacon, a beef patty, and a couple of sauces.
No cheese.
Maybe with a Diet Coke.
I’ve never eaten any form of Double Down, btw.
It’s interesting that this is from Korea and not the USA or any other country associated with over the top eating.


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New Directions October-November 2014 – News From The Presbyterian Church Of Queensland

pcq-new-directions-feature-10-14The online version of the October-November 2014 edition of New Directions, the Presbyterian Church Of Queensland’s newspaper, has been posted at the PCQ website.
Articles include: Village Church Celebrates Fifth Anniversary; Melissa Powell to be Principal of Clayfield College; Girl Talk – Cecelia Orford; John Knox: The Emerging Force Part 2; School Chaplaincy; Mega Sportz Camps; and more.

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Morning To Evening – New Album From Green Carpet Players

a1542098584_2Morning To Evening has just been released by the Green Carpet Players.
I first discovered them when they were known as Redeemer Church Of Knoxville.
The album was supported by an indiegogo campaign and is now available from bandcamp.
It’s currently ‘name your own price’, you could even have it for free.

There’s a number of adaptions and originals, with renderings varying across the americana/rock/acoustic/folk spectrum.
Have a listen.

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The Pulse – October/November 2014 Issue, News From The New South Wales Presbyterian Church

PulseCover-211x300I finally caught up with the October/November 2014 edition of The Pulse, news magazine of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales, which is available at the PCNSW website for download.
The State General Assembly and the recognition of its retiring Clerk, Paul Logan feature.
Download or open the pdf here.

  • Hands up for funding – PY is right in the mix as the Federal Government announces it will fund school chaplains.
  • Pray and plant – A new church is to be planted in Leppington and prayer is needed for it to get off the ground.
  • Hearing the word of God – Geoff Read writes on his experiences as a deaf Christian.
  • Gambling on life – Church calls for regulation of poker machines.
  • Prepared by God – Head of PCNSW chaplaincy programs Morris Key says his work has readied him for his new appointment in Indonesia.
  • PLUS: PIM, Jericho Road, PY, Peter Barnes, Mark Powell, David Yu.