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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series (CBC) (9 vols.)

Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series (CBC) (9 vols.)

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Monday, February 13, 2012

My son is in the news again, this time as a top 20 under 40 top vote getter

ENR Californias Top 20 Under 40

excerpt number 1

The 2012 ENR California Top 20 Under 40 competition, now in its second year, features an impressive lineup of professionals who have already made their marks in the industry.
The honorees range from structural engineers to company presidents and CEOs. Judges used several criteria to make their selections. They include achieving or progressing toward industry certifications, such as professional licensure or LEED AP; community service; industry involvement; diversity; and contributions to landmark projects in the region. Nominees also had to be based in California and could not have reached the age of 40 by Feb. 13, this issue's publication date.

Our panel of four judges described the 20 California winners as "great" or "exceptional" and also said that they had a difficult time narrowing the field of 41 nominees to the final 20. This year's judges included returnees Melody Spradlin, director-South Bay for Dome Construction Corp., San Jose, and Bryn Burke, president/owner of Vertical Constructors Inc., Santa Fe Springs. The other judges were Dan Geiger, executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council Northern California chapter, which is based in San Francisco, and Greg Eckstrom, vice president of California Drywall Co., San Jose.
The top vote-getter this year was Jeremy Livermore, 31, a structural engineer with AECOM, Newport Beach. Livermore, the judges said, has enhanced what already had been a strong reputation within the industry through his work on several high-profile projects, including the super-green NASA Ames Research Center/Sustainability Base in Mountain View; the Inland Empire Transportation Management Center in Fontana; and the Carl's Jr. headquarters office building in Anaheim.

excerpt number 2:
Jeremy Livermore
Knew he wanted to make a difference
31, Structural Engineer
Newport Beach
From a rough upbringing in lower-income areas around Los Angeles to leading teams of engineers at AECOM, Jeremy Livermore has shown compassion, determination and passion, observers say. Livermore has worked for several years with groups that include Engineers Without Borders, Engineering Ministries International, Habitat for Humanity, Africa Renewal Ministries, Student Life, Rock Harbor Church, Ronald McDonald Foundation, Birth Choice, Lifewater, EuroTeam Designs and Samaritan Academy. He has volunteered on outreach trips to places like Liberia, Uganda, Chile, Australia and Mexico. Livermore currently is working with the AECOM leadership team to form a global partnership with Engineers Without Borders, other nonprofit groups and international Non-Governmental Organizations. For the past six years, he has worked as a structural engineer designing mid-rise buildings and has technical experience designing steel, concrete, masonry, timber and other buildings.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS: ANTE-NICENE FATHERS VOLUME 1 The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus The Second Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

VOLUME 1 The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
The Second Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians 1IV-9-1
Chap. XIX. There was concealed from the ruler of this world the virginity of Mary and the birth of our Lord, and the three renowned mysteries13IV-9-13 which were done in the tranquillity of God from the star. And here, at the manifestation of the Son, magic began to be destroyed, and all bonds were loosed; and the ancient kingdom and the error of evil was destroyed. Henceforward all things were moved together, and the destruction of death was devised, and there was the commencement of that which was perfected in God.14IV-9-
Chaps. xx. and xxi. of the Greek are altogether wanting in the Syriac.
[N.B.—See spurious Epistle to the Philippians, cap. 4, infra. This concealment from Satan of the mystery of the incarnation is the explanation, according to the Fathers, of his tempting the Messiah, and prompting His crucifixion. Also, Christ the more profoundly humbled himself, “ne subtilis ille diaboli oculus magnum hoc pietatis deprehenderet sacramentum” (St. Bernard, opp. ii. 1944). Bernard also uses this opinion very strikingly (opp. ii. 1953) in one of his sermons, supposing that Satan discovered the secret too late for his own purpose, and then prompted the outcry, Come down from the cross, to defeat the triumph of the second Adam. (Comp. Mark 1:24 and Luke 4:34, where, after the first defeat of the tempter, this demon suspects the second Adam, and tries to extort the secret).]Quickverse Platinum 2011 Bible Library

The above is a quote from my Quickverse Platinum 2011 Bible Library program
Copyrights The Early Church Fathers: Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1 Electronic Edition STEP Files Copyright © 1998, Parsons Technology, Inc., PO Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa. All rights reserved.

The reason I am sharing it is this:
When I was in a choir and I had a solo in an easter cantata called "No Greater Love" by John W Peterson, I memorized a direct quote from the gospels set to music about the temptation of Jesus.
The Temptation of Jesus
Mat 4:1 ESV Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Mat 4:2 ESV And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
Mat 4:3 ESV And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”
Mat 4:4 ESV But he answered, “It is written,“ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”
Mat 4:5 ESV Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple
Mat 4:6 ESV and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and“ ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’ ”
Mat 4:7 ESV Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Mat 4:8 ESV Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
Mat 4:9 ESV And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”
Mat 4:10 ESV Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “ ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’ ”
Mat 4:11 ESV Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Store features 20th Album from Hillsong Live

Notice: one thing the song features is the words “forever You will reign”

The CD is available for purchase at my Amazon store- Yachtsman220 (ricklivermore)

Hillsong Live Celebrates 20th Album with “God is Able”
Hillsong Live Celebrates 20th Album with "God is Able"
Hillsong Live Celebrates 20th Album with "God is Able"
By Timothy Yap
Prime Cuts: Cry of the Broken, Alive in Us, God is Able
"God is Able" is Hillsong Live’s 20th release. After the odyssey of 20 albums, many things have changed. Most noticeably is the huge turnover rate of lead worship singers/songwriters. Gone are such former contributors such as Geoff Bullock, Miriam Webster, Russell Fragar, Marty Sampson, Steve McPherson and even the recent favorite Brooke Fraser (Ligertwood). Nevertheless, this Aussie Mega Church has kept a few pivotal mainstays: First, they have wisely stuck on to former worship pastor Darlene Zschech. Intrinsic to the success of Hillsong Music, it is through Zschech's leadership Hillsong Music has become such a phenomenon today. This is because she has the God-given ability to instill the awe of God's presence in the way she moves the church to worship. And even to this day, no worship leader from this mega church could fill Zschech's shoes. Thankfully Zschech is back again on this 20th release leading two songs and single-handedly wrote "Cry of the Broken." However, her substantial subdued role relative to their earlier albums is certainly the church's greatest misstep. Second, Hillsong has never been reticent in their proclamation of their praise of God from an evangelical confessional stance. Over the years, they have been bold in dressing such a lofty message in anthemic crescendo building stadium-filling numbers. Again "God is Able" is chock full of such Godly endeavors.
Easily the best tracks here are the ones led by Darlene Zschech. While the other lead worship singers have a tendency to treat each track as though it is a concert performance, it is only Zschech who truly functions as a worship leader when she leads the congregation to be engaged in the worship of the Almighty. This is most evident on "Alive in Us"--a bold and catchy proclamation of the transforming power of Christ's resurrection. Not since 2008's "Savior King" have we heard Zschech lead an up-tempo anthemic song so "Alive in Us" is a refreshing listen. Zschech single-handedly wrote and sang "Cry of the Broken." Without the regular bevy chorus of singers, "Cry of the Broken" features just the voice of Zschech beautifully sung over a soft sonic bed of strings and keyboard. Taking comfort from Psalm 90, Zschech pours out her heart to God assuring us that our God hears the contrite. Tender, heart warming and so worshipful--"Cry of the Broken" is more than a song, it ought to be the daily prayer of every child of God.
Zschech can be heard quite prominently as she offers companion vocals to Ben Fielding on the mid-tempo "My Heart is Overwhelmed." While many worship songs today are more testimonial in nature, "My Heart is Overwhelmed" has God at its cynosure and how that changes us. Zschech's harmony vocals on the latter half of the song add so much more dimension and depth to the song. Another Ben Fielding-led song "The Lost Are Found" is also worthy of mention. A building simmering rocker that explodes with a catchy chorus. The title cut "God is Able," led by current worship pastor Rueben Morgan, is this album's "Mighty to Save." Stately, bombastic and extremely catchy, "God is Able" is destined to be a future worship classic. Conspicuously missing is Brooke Fraser, and so in place of her is Annie Garratt who sings lead with Jad Gillies on the song on the somehow average ballad "Unending Love."
Over the last couple of albums, their music has moved closer and closer to that of their sister band Hillsong United. This means that they have moved closer to a rock based template with a lesser emphasis on corporate worship. Joel Houston lends his muffled voice on the Coldplay influence soft rocker "Rise," Jonathan Douglass gives a rousing shout out on the fiery "The Difference" and "Narrow Road" receives a meditative read by Dave Ware. Though these are all average worship songs there is not much that sets each of these lead vocalists apart. And these songs could easily be thrown on a United disc. In short, let Darlene Zschech lead more of the songs--she is and has been the face of Hillsong Live. More importantly, she is not just a singer, she is an anointed worship leader who not only feels the songs deeply and she inspires us to worship too.
(Quote from Timothy Yap)

The above quote failed to mention the new church that Darlene Zschech and her husband Mark have.
That new church is also on Twitter.
Not to mention Facebook.
The new church is in Wyong-New-South-Wales.
Hope Unlimited Church is part of the denomination ACC as is Hillsong Church.
The following is a copy and paste of an article in the Christian Post news service dated Thu, Oct. 28 2010 06:17 PM EDT:



After serving at Hillsong Church for 25 years alongside Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, renowned worship leader Darlene Zschech will be leaving the megachurch to assume a senior pastor role at a nearby Pentecostal church.
She will be leading Hope Unlimited Church, near Syndey, with her husband, Mark, beginning in January 2011.
“We are incredibly honored and VERY excited to be heading into this great opportunity to serve the people of the Central Coast and everyone at Hope Unlimited Church. We are entering into what we believe will be a wonderful and fruitful season ahead,” Mark Zschech said in a statement earlier this week.
“We really feel like God's called us to the central coast and to really have an impact there. And really the two words that are on our hearts are to lead and to build. We're going to build a church for everybody.”
Hope Unlimited Church began searching for senior leaders several months ago, in conjunction with Australian Christian Churches (ACC) State and National leadership.
“Our aim was to find God’s choice, those who would lead us into the incredible destiny God has for our house,” the church stated. “God is faithful!”
Hillsong pastor Brian Houston expressed good wishes for the Zschechs.
“I feel good about it ... and our church leaders and elders feel good about it because Mark and Darlene have really sown into our church for a long, long time,” he said in a message to his mega-congregation, which is also part of the ACC denomination, formerly Assemblies of God.
“The Zschech family have been an integral part of our church family and whilst they will be greatly missed, we feel as though this is a good and a timely step for them.”
The Zschechs will still be involved in various Hillsong praise and worship projects, including an upcoming live album as well as Hillsong conferences.
Mark highlighted, "Whilst Darlene will remain very much in her various roles in worship ministry and myself in mission and media endeavors in the developing world, we have always been local church people."
They will begin in their new role as senior pastors at Hope Unlimited Church on Jan. 23.

Note by Yachtsman220. For the sake of clarity and to be brief and simple, I have changed the name of the church from “Church Unlimited” to Hope Unlimited Church in the copied and pasted article from Christian Post.com because apparently the church changed their name sometime between the time the article was originally posted and now.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What does Google translate do with this scripture passage?

Today I am assigning myself a project
Pick a verse in the scripture, any verse, and subject it to the translation test.
How well does it do at getting from the original Greek or Hebrew to the English?
For this project I will be using
and Google Translate from the Google Translation Bar in Google Chrome

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.
New English Translation

Ezekiel 36:26  וְנָתַתִּ֤י לָכֶם֙ לֵ֣ב חָדָ֔שׁוְר֥וּחַ חֲדָשָׁ֖ה אֶתֵּ֣ן בְּקִרְבְּכֶ֑ם
Westminster Leningradex Codex

Here is what Google Translate did with the Westminster Leningradex Codex
And let You Heart New And wind New You Among you And removed The-Heart Stone Your flesh And let You Heart Meat:

Ezekiel 36:26 καί δίδωμι σύκαρδία καινός καί πνεῦμα καινόςδίδωμι ἐν σύ καί ἀποαἱρέω ὁκαρδία ὁ λίθινος ἐκ ὁ σάρξ σύ καίδίδωμι σύ καρδία σάρκινος
Septuagint (LXX)

Here is what Google Translate did with the Septuagint
Ezekiel 36:26 kaί dίdomi sύ kardίa New kaί spirit New dίdomi This sύ kaί apoairέoson kardίa son lίthinos ex sonsάrx sύ kaί dίdomi sύ kardίasάrkinos

After just that much work I already can tell that Google Translate works much better on Hebrew scriptures than it does on Greek.
The other thing that comes to mind is this: http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/ has a search box that I have been using to work up all the blog posts on this site.
If I start out with δίδωμι, let google transliterate it for me to dίdomi and paste that version into the search box that I am using to work up the blog posts located here I don't get any search result. I have to remove the first ί in the transliterated word and type in a regular i instead "didomi" which results in this web page:
Therefore in those instances that I don't know how to transliterate, google translate can transliterate for me.

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