Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #12]

Toulouse Montauban Shootings March 2012This week last year the nation of France was rocked by a series of merciless gun attacks on Jewish citizens and members of the French military.

The hate fueled series of events began with deadly attacks on members of the French military on March 11 & 15. On the 19th the gunman struck again opening fire on a group of young Jewish school children who were waiting outside their school.

The horrific chain of events culminated with a thirty hour police standoff and one last gun battle that left the perpetrator dead. In all, seven died and five were injured. [Sources: 1 2].

Clearly, this world is brutally violent. Thankfully for the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ this world is not our home! For He has defeated death and Hell (Revelation 1:18) and we as believers look forward to that day “when the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, a who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 ESV.

During the 12th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #11]

MV Shariatpur 1 Ferry DisasterThis week last year in Bangladesh 116 lives were lost when the MV Shariatpur 1 duble deck ferry capsized on the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo ship [Source].

Accidents such as this one remind us of just how fragile human life is. James wrote: “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:12-15 ESV.

During the 11th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • A free PDF ebook, His Gospel’s Effect, of brother Bruce Hulshizer’s teaching series on Romans 9-16 was made available via free download.
  • Multitasking FailIn The Lost Art of Single Tasking brother Long Vo explores the value of being able to concentrate on a single task. Drawing upon the example of our Lord Jesus Christ who intentionally sought out isolated places to spend time in prayer with His Father, Long writes how it is so important for us to spend quality one on one time with our earthly families.
  • Last year’s post Is Change A Good Thing? continues to generate much interest as people continue to discover the article through search engines. Apparently many are googling this question. So is change a good thing? check out this fascinating post to discover why Crawford concludes that not only is change a good thing… it’s a necessary thing!

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #10]

Apple App Store 25 Billion DownloadsThis week last year Apple’s App store surpassed 25 Billion downloads– confirming once again, the growing dominance of mobile in general and iOS in-particular. [Source]

During the 10th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • Using Technology to Minister to the Elderly by Crawford Paul explores several ways modern technology can be used to help the aged keep in touch with not only family but also with their brothers and sisters in Christ. Interestingly Crawford’s post continues to be very popular with many discovering the post through search engines…. clearly there are many who want to help their elderly friends… check out the post for some helpful tips.
  • This week last year a new series of posts entitled Which Church? started. The series of posts, authored by Brother Jack Hay of Scotland, explores some of the clear patters of how the early Christians gathered in local congregations as recorded in the New Testament.
  • “Titus” was a second new series of posts that launched this week last year. In this series of videos, brother Stephen Baker of England, examines Paul the Apostle’s letter to Titus. You can jump to an introductory post here or to the first post in the series here.

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #9]

Twin tornadoesDuring this week last year there was a major outbreak of tornadoes in the Untied States that killed over 55 people people and injured many more. One of the tornadoes pummeled the city of Harrisburg, Illinois on Leap Day killing 8 people in a single neighborhood. [Source]

Such storms are a reminder that life is indeed short. Each and everyday is a gift from God.

During the 9th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

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Home Call: Howard Hendricks

 

 

For more information please visit the Howard G. Hendricks tribute page on the Dallas Theological Seminary website.

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #8]

Jeremy LinThis week last year “Linsanity” was sweeping across America and the rest of the world as Asian American Jeremy Lin of the New York Nicks dazzled Basketball fans across the globe.

During the 8th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • In a Jottings post the soul searching question of “Who Are You?” was asked. The answer to this question IS exactly what you think.
  • In A Whole New World Crawford Paul explores the realities and challenges of the new, technology saturated world we are all living in.
  • Another soul searching question was asked this week last year: What is Number 1 in York Life? Of course, we all know how to give a great sounding answer to this question… but what IS truly #1 in your life? In this post brother Carl Taylor offer an objective way to answer this question.

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Happy President’s Day

 

Mount Rushmore

 

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #7]

Greece RiotsThis week last year the world’s attention was focused on the political unrest in the nation of Greece.

Many Greek cities, including Athens, were rocked with violent protests as the Greek government debated and prepared to enact financial austerity measures that many viewed as too severe.

During the 7th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • Book Review: Look Straight Ahead – The Internet and other forms of modern technology has opened up a Pandora’s Box of licentiousness that many believer’s are struggling with today. In his book, Look Straight Ahead, author Sam Thorpe, Jr. deals with this issue in a straight forward manner.
  • In Jottings – Love Those Who Demonize You Eric Metaxas reminds us of our Biblical mandate to love those who hate us. The post also includes video of Eric Metaxas speaking at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast. Both President Obama and Vice President Biden were in the audience during Eric’s address. Don’t miss this fascinating video.
  • Brother Keith Keyser’s post, The Lord’s Gracious Work of Restoration, explores our Lord’s deep compassion and care for His saints– even during times of failure. Interestingly the post also features on of the post popular picture to ever appear on Digital Sojourner that features a butterfly and the verse 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #6]

New York Giants HelmetThis week last year the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. A record number 111.3 million Americans watched the game on Television [source] and advertisers paid a record $3.5 million for a 30 second advertisment [source]. Amazing.

While most Americans were enamored with the big game Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

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Happy Groundhog Day

 

Happy Groundhog Day from the home state of Punxsutawney Phil!

 

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