Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian were killed on this day in 1956. They were killed by the same people to whom they were trying to bring the Gospel.
This is a clear case of “They meant it for evil but God meant it for good.” (Gen. 50:20).
A quote from his journals has become quite famous: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Here is a picture of it in his journal.
Read about it here and here and here.
My wife recently read the journals of Jim Elliot and read significant portions to me and the kids over dinner. Challenging to say the least.
The story of Jim Elliot and the others is told by his wife, Elisabeth Elliot, in her book Through Gates of Splendor and his journals are in Shadow of the Almighty (edited by his wife).
In this piece of shoddy journalism at the NYT “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place” Rick Gladstone originally claimed that no one knows for sure whether there was ever a temple on the site traditionally known as the “Temple Mount.”
“The question, which many books and scholarly treatises have never definitively answered, is whether the 37-acre site, home to Islam’s sacred Dome of the Rock shrine and Al Aqsa Mosque, was also the precise location of two ancient Jewish temples, one built on the remains of the other, and both long since gone.”
The next day NYT published a correction and edited the article to reflect that we don’t know for sure exactly where on the mount the temples were situated. More information about the changes may be found: New York Times Tweaks Article Questioning Jewish Temples’ Existence on Temple Mount
Read more: http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/322431/new-york-times-amends-article-questioning-jewish-temples-existence-on-templ/#ixzz3oNLWNGlG
One wonders what kind of “research” Rick Gladstone, the fact-checkers, and the editors did for this article. I’m inclined to suspect that Gladstone et al knew exactly what they were doing but I don’t want to be cynical.
Looks to be an interesting conference. I’m excited to see what papers are presented.
Our inaugural Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference on Late Antiquity will take place at the University of Edinburgh from April 21-22, 2016. This cross-disciplinary conference is intended to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers from across the UK and abroad whose research focuses on any aspect of Late Antiquity. We welcome submissions from disciplines including (but not limited to) history, literature, archaeology, classics, art and architecture, and divinity. The conference aims to provide a forum to meet fellow postgraduates of Late Antiquity and discuss our current research and enthusiasm for the field.
Source: Call for Papers
I have to admit to being baffled myself by the adoration some people have toward Doug Wilson. I just don’t get it. These quotes make it even more baffling. I didn’t even realize how wacky he is until seeing some of these. It’s long but I urge you to read the whole thing.
My question is for those in the Reformed, Presbyterian world who say they really like or appreciate what Wilson says/has written/teaches on various subjects. My question is: what exactly do you like about Wilson?
Source: A Question for Wilson Fans