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What I learnt from Dr Moo

DougMooclass-1000x355I had the privilege of attending 2 weeks of lectures by Dr. Douglas Moo on the letter to the Romans at the Bible Institute of South Africa.  Dr. Moo is a world-renowned authority on the letter to the Romans and Bible translation.   The lectures were first-class and I learnt much, especially as I hope to start preaching through Romans from September 2015 at our church.  Besides helping me to better understand Romans, Dr Moo was a great example to me in at least 5 other areas.

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Why racism is so bad

racismOn the night of June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof, a 21 year old white male, opened fire in a historic black church, in Charleston, South Carolina, killing 9 people, including the pastor, during a prayer meeting.  Dylann Roof is a racist and his aim was to kill black people and start a race war.

Years ago in South Africa, you were classified according to the colour of your skin and the coarseness of your hair.  You were told where you could and couldn’t live.  You were told which bus you could and couldn’t ride. You we told who you could and couldn’t marry.   Racism is part of our history.  South Africa, the USA and many other countries have struggled and continue to struggle with racism.

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What is the unforgivable sin?

blasphemeThe latest edition of TIME magazine is called “The Answers issue”  and it has 52 pages of answers to all kinds of questions:

Who has the most YOUTUBE subscribers?

Swedish gamer known as PewDiePie with 37 million subscribers

Who dreamed the biggest dream?

Susan Boyle’s “I dreamed a dream”, sold 700 000 copies in its first week, biggest debut album for a female solo artist

What’s the country with the fastest internet?

South Korea, with an average speed of 23 megabits per second

What’s the healthiest vegetable?

Watercress

What’s the world’s deadliest creature?

Mosquitoes, which cause 755 000 deaths per year.

Perhaps a “Christian” edition of TIME magazine would include the question, “What is the unforgivable sin?”