Saturday, 12 December 2009

it's coming.

it's coming. the 300 million pounds 3D blockbuster-to-be is coming out on dec 17th in its world premiere and the movie previews already give it a four thumbs up. read about it below:

see the trailer in HD:

Thursday, 10 December 2009

'langham partnership 1910 centenary scholarship' for developing world

Langham Partnership is working with OCMS to offer one PhD scholarships starting in 2010, as a way of marking the centenary of the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910. The scholarships are for PhD students from the Majority (Developing) World.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential, be strategic Christian leaders, and have strong backing from established Christian leadership within the Majority World. Full eligibility criteria can be obtained from the Langham Partnership website,

Starting in September 2010 this scholarship for a student from the Majority World is tenable for up to six years of part-time PhD study at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, depending on satisfactory progression. It will cover course fees at OCMS, and provide up to £4,000 towards expenses and maintenance. The applicant’s sending institution must commit to contribute at least a further £2,000 per year towards support. The student will be required to raise extra sums required to meet the support levels required by the UK Borders Agency for student visa application. Before commencement of the award students must have completed the OCMS research induction course, and obtained registration with the University of Wales. OCMS and Langham Partnership welcome applications from students wishing to study in ‘Mission-related’ research in various areas. Applicants should apply both to OCMS and the Langham Partnership, and on each separate application indicate clearly that they intend to apply for the OCMS / Langham Partnership ‘1910 Centenary Scholarship’.

A form for the Langham Partnership Scholarship scheme, and the eligibility criterion, can be found on the UK scholarship pages of the Langham Partnership website:

what type of logic is used?

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9 December 2009

CFM STATEMENT ON THE EXORCIST III movie shown on NTV7 on 5 Dec 2009 SATURDAY at 11PM


The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) strongly objects to the recent showing of the movie The Exorcist III by NTV7 on 5 December 2009 at 11pm which was promoted by the network as a “Christmas Special”.

The CFM, which represents the Christian community in Malaysia, views with disdain the decision of the network to broadcast a satanic and horror movie for public viewing and to say that it is in connection with the season of Christmas. Such a programming decision is utterly incomprehensible and wholly inappropriate.

If indeed it is the genuine desire of the network to broadcast movies as part of a “Christmas Special”, we feel that the network should be screening movies that exemplify the Christmas spirit of love and sharing rather than a satanic and horror movie. We wonder what message the network is trying to portray to the public about the true meaning of Christmas.

The world is full of violence and horror on a regular basis. Let us at least set aside the season of Christmas, when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, as a time to promote love, joy and peace.


Bishop Ng Moon Hing
Chairman and the Executive Committee of the
Christian Federation of Malaysia


dr alex asked what type of logic is used to come to the conclusion that The Exorcist III is part of the Christmas message.

the reb says it is actually very simple logic for those up in higher authority!

exorcism => deliverance

deliverance => christians

christian => christmas!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


playing with new program from free giveawayoftheday called screencamera. here's a picture of my notebook taken from the webcam.

and here's a picture of my desktop screen taken with the same program.

the program can use your existing webcam to take an 'inside' shot of your notebook screen. quite useful to take snaps of your work.

for the link, go here (offers expires soon):

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

phd scholarships

St Mary's College, The School of Divinity
Six New Scholarships to Celebrate 600 Years of Divinity in St Andrews
The School of Divinity at St Mary's College, St Andrews, Scotland is offering six PhD scholarships to be taken up in the Autumn of 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter to work in the following fields:

1.The Matthew Black Scholarship: for a student interested in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible
2.The Donald M. Baillie Scholarship: for a student interested in Theology;
3.The Richard Bauckham Scholarship: for a student interested in New Testament;
4.The Emanuel Tov Scholarship: for a student interested in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Textual Criticism;
5.The Queen Margaret of Scotland Scholarship: for a student interested in any field of Divinity;
6.The Lady Kenmure Scholarship: for a student interested in any field of Divinity.
The scholarships cover home fees for a UK or EU student, or a contribution of around £3500 per annum towards overseas fees. An additional stipend of £3000 (or £1000 for the fourth scholarship) is offered to the recipients. Recipients of the scholarships (1-4) will be asked to teach one language class in their second and third year of residency or do equivalent work.

The successful candidates will join a rapidly expanding School of Divinity postgraduate program.

Candidates for these scholarships are required to fill out the normal post graduate application forms. Special attention will be given to the PhD proposal.

Further details can be obtained from: Ms Margot Clements, Postgraduate Secretary, School of Divinity, St Mary's College, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JU, Scotland, Email:

The closing date for applications is January 15, 2010.

2011 is 400th anniversary of KJV

since the reb has previously blogged about the KJV, this is to mention that the year 2011 will be the 400th anniversary of this great bible translation. there are already great plans made to celebrate (see the link below):

SBL will hold its SBL international conference in england to commemorate this event.