The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) announces that the recently-discovered James Ossuary, 1st century C.E., will be coming to the Museum. It is expected that the ossuary will be placed on exhibit in the Mediterranean World Feature Exhibition Gallery by Saturday, November 16, 2002 and remain until Sunday, December 29, 2002. "The ROM is honoured to receive the James Ossuary such a short time after its discovery," stated William Thorsell, Director and CEO of the ROM. "We are delighted to be the first museum to display it and bring forward the various expert theories regarding its religious significance and archaeological history."
When there is so much criticism of the church from within and without, the question is unavoidable: Does the Church do anything right? Why is there such an attitude of discontent and judgment coming from the Body? Is our attitude itself about the Bride of Christ Christ-like?
When we coast: "The sun goes down, and the devil didn't even have to work that day." (Laurie Beth Jones) Related quote from Erwin McManus's latest book: "I am convinced the great tragedy is not the sins we commit, but the life that we fail to live." On little leaders: "If you're not comfortable getting to the place where it's not about you, you're in the wrong line of work. Humility is seeing God as he is. Pride is seeing ourselves as we're not." (Louie Giglio) Courage: "Talent, education, calling won't establish you as a leader. Insight won't establish you as a leader. There are smarter, more gifted people. Only courage will establish you as a leader." (Andy Stanley) Success: "The secret of your success is discovered in your daily agenda. Many of you are successes; it just hasn't shown up yet, because we confuse success with recognition of success." (John Maxwell)I need some time to make some decisions, take some steps from what God has been teaching me. We're here until Sunday so we can attend Northpoint. God is starting something - he's at work.