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Archive for February, 2007

Garlic, now not so useful

Posted by joelbyer on February 27, 2007

According to a recent study, garlic is not really effective in lowering cholesterol. Of course, if you don’t believe this, wait ’til next week when another group will find that it cures cancer and world poverty.

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Jesus’ bones found!

Posted by joelbyer on February 26, 2007

Ahhhh!!!!! It’s the end of the Christian faith!!!! I’m resigning from the ministry immediately!!!!

OK, enough with the sarcasm. If you’ve been following the news recently, you might have read an article something like this. A Canadian documentary filmmaker claims to have found the burial spot of Jesus, his DNA and evidence that he had a child…and so on.

Certainly documentary filmmakers are always the epitome of objectivity, so we can always trust them. 😉

Seriously, here’s 2 good rebuttals among others…

Ken Schenck

Ben Witherington

Stories like this might make a new Christian nervous, but believe me, as time goes on, and one learns about the evidence for the accuracy of God’s Word and the historicity of Christ’s Resurrection…it is so compelling that a “new development” only takes a little patience for the dust to settle…and God’s truth once again prevails!

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News you can use

Posted by joelbyer on February 25, 2007

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Tip of the day

Posted by joelbyer on February 23, 2007

When you’re a military guy inspecting a military drill…

Israel defense chief makes lens cap gaffe – MSNBC.com



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OIHA Camp

Posted by joelbyer on February 22, 2007

Today I’ve spent a bunch of time working on a new Ontario Camp web site…still needs a bunch of work, but here she be...
Update: I had a broken link…it’s now fixed. Thanks Malcolm!
Update #2: The web site is www.oiha.info

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Real snow

Posted by joelbyer on February 22, 2007




These pictures were taken from Oswego, NY 2 0r 3 weeks ago on Route 11. Yet more evidence for global warming.

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Penn View vandalized

Posted by joelbyer on February 21, 2007

Pretty pathetic! Penn View elementary school and 2 other public schools were vandalized with birds and fish killed

The Daily Item – Three schools closed due to vandals

Read Jon.Plank’s blog here. (registration required)



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Guitar Debut

Posted by joelbyer on February 20, 2007

Well folks, on Sunday evening, Rev. Joel Byer made his debut with his acoustic-electric guitar. I played as part of the offertory. Jen played piano, Bro. Richardson was on trombone, so hopefully, I blended in. 🙂

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Blog update

Posted by joelbyer on February 19, 2007

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

There. Now you know.





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Back in School

Posted by joelbyer on February 16, 2007

It’s great to be in school again! OK, these aren’t official school classes I’m in, but in essence this day has been crammed with extensive lectures from Dr. Bruce McAllister on church planting. It’s been very inspiring! And challenging. A zillion thoughts and issues have been presented, but here’s one among many that stood out.
Acts 19:10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
Paul had such zeal for evangelism that everybody in his region heard about Jesus. Makes me anxious to go back to Dawn Valley and get to work. 🙂

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Church seminar

Posted by joelbyer on February 15, 2007

Blogging live from Cincinnati, Ohio! I’m attending a church membership & planting seminar. Great stuff! Obviously too much to blog about. 🙂

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Anybody know these people?

Posted by joelbyer on February 14, 2007

Picture shamelessly stolen from Tim Calhoun’s blog.
(It’s my wife’s youngest sister, and her boyfriend.)

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