Camp Update: Finishing Touches on the Pavilion
Camp

Camp Update: Finishing Touches on the Pavilion

Now that Music Week is behind us, the focus returns to the ongoing development of the Mount Zion Baptist Camp. As you can see from the pictures, we are getting very close to the end. As always, there are little details that need to be cared for before we can move on to the next…

The Charming Past of São Luís
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The Charming Past of São Luís

When one visits São Luís today, one is confronted with the ruins of what was once a beautiful colonial city. While there are still places that exude old-world charm, much of it has been lost due to the natural increase in population and accompanying urbanization. But this “old tropical city” feel existed well into the…

Music Week Video: Shut De Do
Blast From The Past

Music Week Video: Shut De Do

Here is a video of one of the choral performances at the end of Sacred Music Week – a rousing rendition of “Shut De Do”. Important detail: many of these students had never sung in a choir before, never read a piece of sheet music, and never sung in harmony. Also, most of the choir…

Music Week in Photos
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Music Week in Photos

For the past two weeks my time has been almost completely taken up by our first annual Sacred Music Week. Based on similar events that have been organized in different cities around Brazil, the purpose of the even was to increase the musical knowledge and ability of the people within our churches. To this end…

The Lost Theologians (Luke 5:17-26)
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The Lost Theologians (Luke 5:17-26)

Introduction If you were to ask me which scenes from Christ’s ministry I would like to have personally witnessed, this one would be on the top-ten list. Jesus is teaching in a crowded house, when suddenly He is interrupted by the sound of tiles scraping one against another. Small bits of brick and stucco began…

An Open Letter to Dr. Jordan Peterson
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An Open Letter to Dr. Jordan Peterson

Dear Dr. Peterson, Let me start off by saying that I greatly appreciate you and the current impact you are having on society. You have caused many people to think about their presuppositions, to reject self-destructive life patterns, and, by no means least important, to generally reject socialist and totalitarian ideologies. And whenever this kind…