Saturday, October 27, 2012

What a beautiful town !

Our roving reporter Raph, writes :

I had no idea Luxembourg was such a beautiful place !  It's built on a plateau with parks and gardens all around, in the middle of the city.  Take a look.

We walked through these parks and up on the embankment to the right this evening after the conference.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mystery couple

OK boys and girls, everyone loves a good mystery and this blog is no exception!

Today I have a picture for you.  It is a black & white print, which may suggest a certain age to the document.

It shows signs of being very scratched up and faded.

It represents a young couple sitting outside; she is looking up into his eyes as she sits in front of him.

Everyone here was questioned as to the subjects of this photo and the origin because wait until I tell you where it was found (by Rebecca, I might add!)  She came in at noon carrying this photo that she'd found in the glove-box of our family car, a Citroën C3!

I am accepting intelligent guesses (because no one here has a clue!) as to:

-- Who is this couple?

-- Where and/or when was the picture taken?

-- How did it get in our car?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Security Conference

No further comment needed, methinks.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Boarding the ICE

Photo from Raphaël in Paris as he heads off to a security conference in Mannheim.

Never heard of the ICE?  This will help ...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

Moral Transformation

The Original Christian Paradigm of Salvation

A book that I've heard about and that caught my interest is my presentation to you today.  I've only just started it but have looked at it enough to make my recommendation.  Here's the comments on the back cover:

Recent scholarship has challenged post-Reformation ideas about the early Christian doctrines of salvation.  This ground-breaking book draws together the conclusions of recent scholarship into a compelling and clear view of the early Christian paradigm of salvation.

It presents the case that the early Christians focussed not on Christ's death on the cross or 'saving faith', but on moral transformation.  They saw Jesus as God's appointed teacher, prophet, and leader, who died as a martiyr in order to teach them a new way of life. 

Their paradigm of salvation centred upon this way of life taught by Jesus, and on following faithfully his example and teachings.