The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dr. Rana’s Story

Friedrich Wöhler observes the synthesis of urea.

If you are attuned to biochemistry and other sciences I believe you will enjoy this man’s story.   The video quality is not that good, ie, the vocal is off and I believe it is because of what they are doing with the background.   This guy however,  has a great story that I love.   Take a listen now.   Hear his story.

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I choose love. . .

Love is Fragrant

I choose love. . .
No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness.  I choose love.  Today I will love God and what God loves.
I choose joy. . .
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance.  I will refuse the temptation to be cynical. . .the tool of the lazy thinker.  I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God.  I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
I choose peace. . .
I will live forgiven.  I will forgive so that I may live.
I choose patience. . .
I will overlook the inconveniences of the world.  Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so.  Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray.  Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.
I choose kindness. . .
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone.  Kind to the rich, for they are afraid.  And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
I choose goodness. . .
I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one.  I will be overlooked before I will boast.  I will confess before I will accuse.  I choose goodness.
I choose faithfulness. . .
Today I will keep my promises.  My debtors will not regret their trust.  My associates will not question my word.  My wife will not question my love.  And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.
I choose gentleness. . .
Nothing is won by force.  I choose to be gentle.  If I raise my voice may it be only in praise.  If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer.  If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
I choose self-control. . .
I am a spiritual being. . .After this body is dead, my spirit will soar.  I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal.  I choose self-control.  I will be drunk only by joy.  I will be impassioned only by my faith.  I will be influenced only by God.  I will be taught only by Christ.  I choose self-control.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  To these I commit my day.  If I succeed, I will give thanks.  If I fail, I will seek His grace.  And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.”
(Max Lucado, When God Whispers Your Name)

Porn Addict Answers

Thoughts and answers on how to seek help for addiction to pornography.

Pastor Mark Driscoll answers this question as part of a live “Ask Anything” session in which audience members SMS questions to the pulpit to be answered in real time.

This question was answered in the broader context of a sermon entitled “Sexual Sin” which can be found at

Ex Porn Star Story

American former actress Shelley Lubben


Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben shares the truth about porn and her amazing story in Anaheim California in 2008.




Triple XXX Church dot com

Porn Pictures

After hearing God say the word ‘PORN’ to them, two young Christian pastors are off on a quixotic journey into the world of pornography. Their mission: Help the poor suffering masses who are in the grips of the dirty filthy smutty PORNO PLAGUE that is sweeping our entire planet! In Chapter 10, Porno Pastors Craig and Mike get a TV interview and find new courage to press their message that Jesus Loves Porn Stars



N. Korea, If the World Really Knew–What Would It Do?

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Meet a woman who has witnessed unspeakable evil and lived to tell about it.

For 28 years, Kim Hye Sook languished as a prisoner inside North Korea‘s oldest concentration camp. She saw daily executions, mass starvation, and mothers killing their children to survive.

Kim granted CBN News the first American television news interview. We must warn you that the images and content of this report are not suitable for children.

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Is Slavery Still Alive?

Human Trafficking petition hand in

The Cold Facts of Modern Slavery

  • A child is trafficked every 30 seconds. – UNICEF
  • The average age of entry into commercial sex slavery in the United States is 13 years old. – United States Department of Justice
  • Human Trafficking occurs in 161 out of 192 countries. – The United Nations
  • Pornography is a 96 billion dollar per year industry. – The Internet Filter Review
  • Up to 96% of women in prostitution want to escape but feel they can’t. – United Labor Organization
  • Human Trafficking is a 32 billion dollar per year industry. – The United Nations
  • In some countries it is estimated that 70% of men purchase sex. – Victor Malarek; The Johns
  • Over 27 million people are enslaved around the world. This is more than double the number of Africans enslaved during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. – Kevin Bales; Free the Slaves Read more of this post

Did Creation Really Happen?

This is not you typical review of data on the possibility of creation.  This is an interview with Dr. Hugh Ross on his new book:  Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job

PR:* Job, so what led to your interest in Job

HR:+  this is the foundation of the rest of the bible I believe it is the oldest book in the bible

Job has much about science and  creation.  Job deals with scientific discoveries that are happening right now such as global warming and cosmic darkness.

Dr Ross speaks to soulish animals which are covered in the CBN article.  God designed them to please us and Job says to teach us about God.  Genesis1 talks 3 origins of life:   physical, bacteria and insects  Genesis 5 God created soulish animals to nurture human beings.  The third order of life is the creation of humans who are here primarily to worship and give glory to God. Read more of this post

The Prodigal

Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Prodigal

A son takes his inheritance and leaves his home and loving father only to discover that his idea of freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Watch this retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son.


The Prodigal

I Long for the World I Grew Up In

It would be so nice to return to the world that I knew as a child.  Yes, there was sin and ravages of war even

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then but we didn’t have the media that we have today to give us such graphic details about weird situations.

I would love to be blogging about the good that is being done in the horn of Africa where starving children are being fed.  I hope that is happening–I don’t know that it is.

I just heard this story the other day and am just sad that parts of the word have come to this.

There is in California a little boy whose parents say that he really is not a boy and that he volitionally wants to become a girl.  The parents happen to be two lesbians who are raising him.  The parents have taken extreme measure and are giving him hormone-blocking therapy–I presume to keep the testosterone down.   Read more of this post