Bethlehem Baptist Church (Head Pastor: John Piper) is sponsoring The Children Desiring God Conference this April 30 – May 2. Given the baby boom at NHF, the creation of the Christian Formation ministry, and ongoing development of our youth program, I wonder whether it makes sense to send a couple of people to this conference? You can find more information here.

A few of the seminars include:

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The First Ox Has Arrived!

January 27, 2009

From the Jungs:

    Thanks for sharing our joy in welcoming:
    SELAH RUTH, born 11.10p, the first day of the year of the ox, [weighing in at] 7lb 8oz [and measuring] 20″


Soy & Selah are at Stamford Hospital until Wednesday morning; please feel free to call them!

And a short editorial note:  Soy & I were IM-ing at about 10.30p; she was, in her own words, “bored.”  Then, she said she had to go because the doctor was coming in to do stuff.  Then, about a half-hour later, she delivered Selah.  Talk about super-fast; let the envy commence! =)

NHF Sign…Approved!

January 26, 2009

An update from Chae:

The Tarrytown Village Architecture Board (ARB) approved NHF’s sign proposal on Jan 21st. Rev Doster and Hugh J. presented the proposal to the ARB. Chae, Edward, and Jimmy Ahn also attended the meeting.

Hugh did a wonderful job presenting the need for the sign and amazingly, the town architecture board was very, very supportive of the proposal and unanimously approved it (with a minor adjustments on the height and the location of the sign).

The same board had rejected a similar proposal a couple of years ago for one of the businesses that is renting space at RCoT, but last night, all six members of the board commented that they want us to have a permanent sign.

As I was driving home, I just felt the ARB meeting result is another indication of the BROADCAST work that our God wants to do in the Tarrytown community. It was so good to get such strong support from Hugh & Pastor Doster and from the town board!  There are a couple of more steps left, but this is definitely a big step forward.

Bring New Hope to Tarrytown

Bringing New Hope to Tarrytown

A new year means new opportunities for praise and worship of our ever-constant and steadfast Lord.  This month, we lifted up some oldies-but-goodies (“You Are My All in All” and “Make Us a Prayer”), and learned a brand-new tune, “Revelation Song.”  Brothers and sisters, we’re off to a good start in exalting our God, so let’s look ahead to February with full hearts of continuous praise.

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As a policy, NHF doesn’t endorse candidates or political parties. Nevertheless, the curious among you might appreciate the following video of my trip to DC. Post any feedback in the comments.

Happy Chinese New Year…

Valentine’s Day is approaching. If you haven’t already planned your “perfect” romantic getaway, may I remind you that the upcoming Weekend to Remember conference will be held in Hershey, PA? Chocolates and chock-full of teaching on God design for marriage — together in one place. YUM!!!

Should you need further information or help with the registration process, please contact Soy (click on through for details). Read the rest of this entry »

“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” has started at New Hope with all the Greek catering platters, clip-art and computer sound effects one could ever hope for!  The next two classes (January 25 and February 1) are still free for anyone and everyone to come and try out.  After that, we encourage you to register as at least an Audit student, and join us on this wonderful semester-long adventure.  

This course is not about how WE are to be missionaries.  Rather, it’s about how and why GOD is a missionary God.  And if we choose to love and follow Him, and if we profess Him as our God as well, we’ve got to get on-board His Gospel train!  If you’d like more information about the course and how to become a regular “Perspectives” student, please feel free to get in touch with Jen C. and/or Grace C.  If you’d like to sit in on some of the lectures, we invite you to do so — ANY glimpse you get into God’s true heart will bless you and draw you closer to Him.  Lecture topics and guest lecturers are listed after the jump (and will continue to be updated, so check back often!).  We look forward to pursuing God with you, dear brothers and sisters!

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Greek? Hebrew? no problem!

Greek? Hebrew? no problem!

I was looking around for some Bible study software and came across a heavy duty piece of programming, Accordance 8.  This bad boy offers a comprehensive collection of Bible translations, commentaries, maps, and other reference materials that scale all the way up to texts in the original Greek and Hebrew.  The full blown package is great for the theologian, but there are packages for those of us that don’t absolutely need to have the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The basic package starts at $50 but can quickly reach several hundred dollars, depending on the add-ons you purchase. Not necessarily cheap (as in FREE), but I’m not doing justice to the functionality of the product. Read a comprehensive review of the software here.

Should I get it?

impatient kid!

impatient kid!

The paparazzi finally got through! Welcome to the party, young one. Catch some more photo love after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

The Times: Africa Needs God

January 14, 2009

HyunMee finds an interesting article, written by an atheist, about the role of God in Africa. Here’s an excerpt:

Christians were always different. Far from having cowed or confined its converts, their faith appeared to have liberated and relaxed them. There was a liveliness, a curiosity, an engagement with the world – a directness in their dealings with others – that seemed to be missing in traditional African life. They stood tall.

Here’s the article. What do you think?