Friday, August 24, 2007

Lucia Friday Night Free For All

It's chat time!

10 comment(s):

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Are you all still in your own little traffic jams?

Anonymous said...

I'm in a time warp it seems.

Andrei said...

Hi everyone, lurkers included.

Mr Tips did you follow up on the place of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception amongst the Byzantine Catholics?

I know you were incorrect about its role in Orthodoxy - it is one of the problems between Orthodox and Catholics but my curiosity was piqued about how Byzantine Catholics deal with it, since they are to all intents and purposes Orthodox

Anonymous said...

Yes i did, sorry I didn't get back sooner. I have had the flu and a heck of a week dealing with patent lawyers.

Anyway, it seems I am totally wrong.

Yes, I suspected the Orthodox didn't but I thought the Byzantine's did - they don't it seems. They celebrate the Feast of St Anne, but thats it. Does that sound right to you?

Andrei said...

Aint it interesting what you pick up from blogging Mr Tips.

Anonymous said...

Well, that was over my head. Have they dug up Key's libary records yet?

Anonymous said...

I've been reading a book on George Muller.

One of the most powerful stories of faith of all time, by any man's measure.

Anonymous said...

The work of Müller and his wife with orphans begin in 1836 with the preparation of their own home in Bristol for the accommodation of thirty girls. Soon after, three more houses were furnished, growing the total of children cared for to 130. In 1845, as growth continued, Müller decided that a separate building designed to house 300 children was necessary, and in 1849, at Ashley Down, Bristol, that home opened. By 1870, more than 2,000 children were being accommodated in five homes.

Through all this, Müller never made requests for financial support, nor did he go into debt, even though the five homes cost over £100,000 to build. Many times, he received unsolicited food donations only hours before they were needed to feed the children, further strengthening his faith in God. Every morning after breakfast there was a time of Bible reading and prayer, and every child was given a Bible upon leaving the orphanage. The children were dressed well and educated - Müller even employed a school inspector to maintain high standards. In fact, many claimed that nearby factories and mines were unable to obtain enough workers because of his efforts in securing apprenticeships, professional training, and domestic service positions for the children old enough to leave the orphanage.
I'd just love to see the Atheist explanation for that one!

Andrei said...

I did hear that they are going to reveal Mr Key borrowed Mary Poppins from a video store in 1997.

Anonymous said...

Mary Poppins - gosh, he might as well have been caught drunk driving!

Oh wait... ;)

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