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Christian Rock and Transpropositionality

As you read Don’t Knock Christian Rock, an interview with respected Biblical scholar Mark Allan Powell’s new Encyclopedia of Christian Music (an unusual book from his pen, particularly), consider what I see as the modern and postmodern themes dancing in tension behind the interview. It’s a window into transpropositionality.

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jesus and java

picked up this from holyweblog.

“Coffee houses with a Christian flavor have become a discreet but potent presence in west Michigan, attracting teens and young adults with an inviting blend of rich java and spiritual acceptance. “

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prayer request for Chris Temple

from Amelia Hendricks @ 9:44 AM on Sat 31 August:

I come before you again asking for fervent prayer. Chis took a turn for

the worse during the night. This is the first time the nurses have called

Roberta with a change — we were awakened at 4:30 this morning with the news

that Chris had gotten worse.

He is bleeding somewhere from the low platelet count. They believe the most

likely source is irritation of the lining of the stomach or an ulcer. The

bleeding is controlled now — they have given platelets and his red blood

cell count is stable. He is again requiring special IV medicine (Levophed)

for blood pressure support. They have put him back on the ventilator and

have no plans to take him off today. There is concern that he has aspirated

— meaning he has gotten food and blood in his lung. This could lead to

pneumonia. He has spiked another temperature, which would be consistent

with infection. They will resume hemofilotration at noon today — his blood

pressure will not tolerate hemodialysis.

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Christian Rock and Transpropositionality

As you read Don’t Knock Christian Rock, an interview with respected Biblical scholar Mark Allan Powell’s new Encyclopedia of Christian Music (an unusual book from his pen, particularly), consider what I see as the modern and postmodern themes dancing in tension behind the interview. It’s a window into transpropositionality.

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jesus and java

picked up this from holyweblog.

“Coffee houses with a Christian flavor have become a discreet but potent presence in west Michigan, attracting teens and young adults with an inviting blend of rich java and spiritual acceptance. “

Read Full Post »

prayer request for Chris Temple

from Amelia Hendricks @ 9:44 AM on Sat 31 August:

I come before you again asking for fervent prayer. Chis took a turn for

the worse during the night. This is the first time the nurses have called

Roberta with a change — we were awakened at 4:30 this morning with the news

that Chris had gotten worse.

He is bleeding somewhere from the low platelet count. They believe the most

likely source is irritation of the lining of the stomach or an ulcer. The

bleeding is controlled now — they have given platelets and his red blood

cell count is stable. He is again requiring special IV medicine (Levophed)

for blood pressure support. They have put him back on the ventilator and

have no plans to take him off today. There is concern that he has aspirated

— meaning he has gotten food and blood in his lung. This could lead to

pneumonia. He has spiked another temperature, which would be consistent

with infection. They will resume hemofilotration at noon today — his blood

pressure will not tolerate hemodialysis.

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update on Chris

from Amelia at 10 PM tonight:

What a great day this has been! Chris came off the ventilator at 10:30 this

morning and has been breathing on his own all day. Today is the first time

his pH (blood acid level) has been normal! He is off hemofiltration and

will receive hemodialysis in the morning. They have pulled off 35 of the 40

liters that he gained. His kidney output is slowly increasing and everyone

is hopeful that the kidneys will improve steadily each day.

The main organ to regain normal function at this point is his liver. It is

also slowly but steadily improving. They will not be able to proceed with

treatment for leukemia until it reaches a greater level of functioning.

Also, his level of awareness should improve when the toxins from the liver

failure are cleared from his system.

Roberta met the new oncologist this morning. She liked him very much. He

is pleased with Chris’s progress and anticipates doing another bone marrow

biopsy soon to determine whether Chris is in remission or not. Based on

these results, he will know what the next steps in leukemia treatment are.

Prayer requests:

1. liver

2. bone marrow — to be in remission and to produce normal cells to

strengthen his body

3. face pain — we can’t tell whether his face hurts today or not. We don’t

think it does, but this is still a concern since he is off the Neurontin.

4. Kaitlin’s visit tomorrow to see her father (she hasn’t seen him in 2

weeks). She wants to see him, but is afraid. He will not be responding

normally since he is has hepatic encephalopathy (toxins from the liver

failure that effect his level of awareness).

5. his eyes — that they will continue to heal, as he still does not seem

to see when he opens his eyes.

Continue to praise God and give Him all the glory, for all of this is in the

Great Physician’s hands. There is a witness daily of God’s faithfulness to

hear our prayers and touch lives for Himself.

Your sister in Christ,

Amelia

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