The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 28, 2001 · Page 22
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D2 SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2001 RELIGION THE SAUNA JOURNAL Acts / New book takes a look at early church FROM PAGE D1 The book has a huge flaw. Mauck doesn't really wrestle with the reasons Fitzmyer and most other experts prefer later dates. Acts was preceded by its companion book, the Gospel of Luke. And Luke says it came after "many" earlier narratives, probably including the Gospel of Mark (or any early version of it). That would push Luke and Mark well back into the A.D. 50s, and Fitzmyer says that's "incredibly early." Skeptical scholars also say prophecies of Jerusalem's fall in Luke were too precise to have come from Jesus and were invented after A.D. 70. The conservative I. Howard Marshall responds that these passages could be "based on genuine prophecy by Jesus," but would "reflect a knowledge of and interest in a recent event" if the gospel was written after A.D. 70. Mauck defends the common view that the unnamed author of Acts was Paul's companion Luke, a Gentile writing for Gentiles. Less conventionally, Mauck says the intended readers weren't fellow Christians or seekers. Among his reasons: Some of the material would have no interest to Christians, some would be too well-known to them, and Acts had a tone different from Paul's letters (which Acts never mentioned). At that time, the Roman Empire allowed only two religions: Either worship of the Jews' one God, or worship of the emperor in combination with myriad pagan cults. Paul, and Christians generally, needed to prove they were a legitimate wing of Judaism A VETERAN LAWYER PRESENTS A NEW KEY TO UNLOCKING THE BOOK OF Acis... The Book of Acts as a Defense of Christianity ii w. iviauc Foreword by Donald A. Hagner The Associated Press John W. Mauck presents his theories on the purpose of the Book of Acts in "Paui on Trial," pubiished by Neison. even though Jewish leaders opposed them, and that they posed no political threat to the edgy Romans. With that in mind, Mauck contends that someone wrote Acts mainly to brief Paul's lawyer or Roman officialdom on such matters. Both Luke and Acts name "Theophilus" as the recipient. Some consider the name a mere literary device. But Mauck says he was an actual Roman official because Luke 1:3 addressed him with the telltale title "most excellent." This general idea has been around before. The eminent British exegete C.K. Barrett said "no Roman official could be expected to wade through so much Jewish religious nonsense" — which was how Barrett thought pagans would have seen Acts. Church / Across street from civil rights museum FROM PAGE D1 The inscription includes the names of the girls killed: Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. McNair was 11. The other girls were 14. Beyond the display is a large bay window. To the left a visitor can see Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and, turning back to the front, Kelly Ingram Park, where civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s clashed with police officers using dogs and firehoses. At the institute, the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. float from speakers as visitors trek through an exhibit. Several black-and-white photos taken after the explosion hang in a small corner where a window looks out onto the church. In one photo, a young man kneels in a glass-strewn street, praying intently after the bombing. In another, a police officer stands guard in front of the church. Behind him the File pinoto The 1963 blast at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church killed four. windows of the church are shattered and mangled. "A person can come here and get a panoramic view," Huntley said. "You can almost see the children marching across the street from the church to the park and get a feel for the time." Pastor / To celebrate 25 years FROM PAGE D1 "Now people ask me, 'How are you?' and I say I'm feeling good," Betty said. The struggle opened the Co- laws' eyes to others. "It probably gives us more understanding of situations other people go through. It gives you a greater appreciation for life," Betty said. Life on the move Colaw's found their lives as a pastor and a pastor's wife required many moves. They went to the people who needed them. "If a pastor stayed three years he was considered done. Then they started staying longer and longer. Once in a while you'd find a (pastor at a church) six years but not very much longer," Rene said. They worked at churches in Missouri, Oklahoma and Louisiana before they came back to their native Kansas. Both grew up in Fredonia. "You move around too much, "and your kids don't have a home base to come to," Rene said. Children Shari, Darrel and Sheila were ages 11, 9 and 7 when they moved to Salina, Betty said. In Salina they found the "best school system we'd ever known," Rene said. "Well, the church is good peo­ ple. They took good care of us, and it's a good town for oiar kids to grow up in," Rene said. He keeps a list of church ceremonies: 310 weddings, 208 baptisms, 149 baby dedications, 587 new members and 176 funerals. Sunday attendance now averages 300. At times they thought of moving away. "Everything's going good. Why take the car to the garage while it's running well?" Rene said. • Reporter Amy Sullivan can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 125, or by e-mail at sjasullivan @saljournal.com Holy Land / Theme park not the Experience of a lifetime FROM PAGE D1 From what I saw and heard, the park's mission doesn't seem to be. about converting Jews. It seems to be about co-opting Judaism. Tabernacle troubles Take the Wilderness Tabernacle exhibit, for example. Inside a small, darkened theater sits a reproduction of the portable sanctuary the ancient Hebrews built in the desert wilderness, circa 1450 B.C. An actor dressed as a Levitical high priest demonstrates sacred rituals that took place outside and inside the tabernacle's mysterious "Holy of Holies," which housed the sacred Ark of the Covenant. The biblical "Holy of Holies" was entered only by the high priest, and only once a year on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Here, the audience gets to "peek" inside the inner sanctum through a transparent screen. Special light, sound and other effects add to the aura. The presentation is tasteful and respectful... until the very end. That's when an image of Jesus, Mary and Joseph appears in the night sky over the tabernacle. Park officials call it a "subtle denouement." Crosson calls it outright deceit. "This is theology masquerading as history," he said. That's the theme throughout the park, from the "Passion Drama" at Calvary's Garden Tomb to the sermon and altar call you get at the elaborate 45- by 25-foot model of Jerusalem, circa 66 AD. I was there on Maundy Thursday. That's the day Jesus celebrated with his disciples the Last Supper, which may or may not have been a Passover Seder Here at the Holy Land Experience, the Jewish Seder was presented as sort of an Easter brunch. During a 50-minute presentation, Marv. Rosenthal incredibly explained how every element of the Seder meal — Judaism's most observed tradition — points to Jesus as the Messiah. Rosenthal, president of Zion's Hope and founder of the Holy Land Experience, is an ordained Baptist minister who was born and raised Jewish. Rosenthal has been criticized for using a theme park to evangelize Jews, but he says the park's real goal is to help Christians visualize their faith. "We think people will find it enjoyable, exciting and educational, whatever their biblical beliefs may be," he told the Orlando Sentinel. Or none of the above. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1425 South Oldo 823-6331 or 823-6948 Praynr Tiiiio In Tlie SiUictuary..8:40-9;00 am. Bible Study Tor All Ages 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Family Night 7:00 p.m. PiLslor: N. Kene Colaw M\isic: Biirb Miller Chil(lrei\: Lacy Krebs Youth: Rod Billings Senior Adults: Jack Driscoll WITH US 9^/ Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 255 South 7th 825-4750 Sunday Worship..8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday Scliool 9:45 a.ni. Loren D. Mai, Pastor Mindy Buster, Youth Director h^f I ''i ') 743 E. Magnolia 827-8195 Sunday Woi-ship..8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. R. Kevin Kline, Pastor 3 iniles south of Smolan on Burma Rd. Sunday Worship 9:00 am. Sunday Scliool 10:30 am. Interim, Pastor, Raymond Mai (785) 668-2B22 1? 1-1 U II l-S.'i) 8«7-2ail Sunday Contemporary....8:15 a.m. Sunday Traditional 10:45 a.ni. Sunday Scliool & Adult Bible Classes 0:30 a.n). t'iLsUir Witiiiuii v.. Uiivlibutii Preschool Monday-Friday 302 SouUi 7Ui 825-5081 Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:15 & 10:45 am. Sunday School 9:30 am. Pastor diaries Aast • Pastor Buss Glaser Rev. Wmdell Berggren, teilalion Pastor YoutliDircotor, ScwO Ellwood Belmont Boulevard Christian Church 2508 Belmont Blvd., 827-1882 Pastor; Dr. Dennis M. Patience Nursery Provided Sunday School for all ages 9; 15 a.m. Worship and Communion 10:30 a.ni. Church of Christ 1646 N. 9th 827-2957 Sunday School 9:30 a.ni. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Jimmic Keas, Minister Discover the richness of a relationship with Christ FIRST COVENANT CHURCH 801E. Cloud St. Solina,KS 67401 (785) 823-3792 Sunday Worship 8:30,9:45,11:00 a.m. Christian Education Classes 9:45,11:00 a.m. Nursery provided for all services PRESBYTERIAN FIRST 308 S. 8th Phone 825-0226 Church School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Semce 10:15 .i.in. Broadcast on KINA AM 910 on your dial (Nursery Provided) "Signs Along The Way" Paators: Thomas W Ueid TiinoUiy M. Maguffce Bwky EwiiiH. niivclor ol Kfunily Hope Cciilcr Dr. Rii-liiird Ko.sli«;iri;in, Dirrclor of Music- Sunrise 825 E. Beloit Plione 823-6344 Clmrch SchtMil !I :H1 ;Lin. a)rreo A hviiow.siui) t™ -.uw. Worshiji Scmci- S::)0 ILHI. * 1 liUII itin. Nursery Provided "What a Catch!" Rev. Don SchroeUer KiinhellyTrilKjIcl, DirecUjr of (^ngregatioMiU Nurture l>on Huiuiiierli, Paristi A.sso<'iate First Christian Church H 2727 E. Crawford 825-8206 • fcc@isiUnct.org Skilled NutBcry Attendant 9:00 a.m Stmday School 10:00 a.m Worship "That all may know & love God" Co-Minislers: Kim Rhikloy Rejl & Greg Ix)mbard Kea ALL SAINTS ORTHOPOX CHURCH SAT. Great Vespers - 5:30pm SUN. Orthos - 8:30am Divine Liturgy - 9:30am Father Chad Hatfield - Priest wwtv.ksu.edu/orthodox/all.saints S EPISCOPAL Christ Cathedral 1.18 S. Elulilli St. 827-4440 Moniini! I'niyiT D.illy 8 a.m. IIOI-YEIICIIABIST 'Hie.sday 7 ain TImi-sday D n.ni. Wednesday with Saturday 5 p.m. LInrtioa 5:15ii[u Sunday 10 a.m. Suiuiay C:lirislian Kdiicatioa ..0:00 am. Sunday Nursery 9:00-11:30 n.in. llniolliy Kline, Dean iS*! EPISCOPAL CHURCH OFTHEINCAKNATION Max & Norton • 823-2850 Sunday School 9:15 a.in. Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Mary Kay Bond, Vicar 827-9294 Visit our wt'bsite at lillpj'/w^vw.slmiis.'iliiiiLconi/cliurchlncaniation FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIEfflST 8th & Mulberry Sunday Senice 10:4.5 am. Sunday School 9:30 a.in. Wed. Evening Meeting 7:30 p.m. Reading Room in Cliurch Wednesday 1-3 pm & 0:45-7:15 pm FAITH ASSEMBIl OF GOD 905 W. Cloud 827-6353 Sunday School/Worship 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (Soup-er Study) 6:30 p.m. Evening Worsliip 6:00 p.m. Pastor Terence D. Engier Salina Mennonite Church 2026 Starlight Drive, 825-2663 Join us as we seek to share God's love. Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Interim Pastors: Stan & Marlene Smucker ROLLING HILLS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Karen Rcmier 11:10 a.m Worship All Visitors Welcome 2026 Starlight Dr. 827-2972 T Christ The King ^ Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 111 W. Magnolia 827-7492 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:16 am. 1 —1 Monday Nigtit Service 7:00 p.m.rvr-j 1 Rev.LcroyPralle ^ TRINITY LUTHERAN Missouri Synod West Crawford 823-7151 at 9th & 10th Streets Rev. Rolieit Scliacdel • Rev. Cliarlcs Adanis Uir of Christian Ed. & YouUi: Dana J. Beck "Real Truth" John 8:31-32 Synday Worship....8:30 am, 11:00 am, 7:00 p.m. Sunday School & Bible Classes 9:45 am. ChUdren Welcome In Church & Nursery St. Mark 'iL'iitheran Church N.E, Comer Ohio & MagnoUa Worship Service.......... .9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:16 a.nv "PreacblMg Kepentance And The Porgiveness Of Sin In Jesus Christ" Donald Wiclunann, Pastor 825-7455 METHODIST FIRST United Methodist Church 122 N. 8th St. 825-0228 Rev. Dr. C. Diane Watters Worship 8:30 a.m, Sunday School & Fellowship Cafe 9:40 a.m. Worsliip 10:45 a.m. Nursery all services "Put On Your Dancing Shoes" KSAL radio 1150-AM Sundays at 11:00 am. ElBvalor sallst@SWb.llCt Christian Service Without Boundaries TY-inity United Methodist Rev. Susan Stover 901 Ne«U mi. S. of corner of Ohio & Magnolia) 825-5270 Simrise Service 0:45 a.in. Worship 8:30,9:45 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. only feL www.Bbgm-umc.orB/trinityksO 1 Grand Ave. Methodist 304 W. Grand 823-6272 ftOOani Sunday .School If: 16 a.iu Worship CelebraUon EL Y.M.W. Sunday Saiidy Parker, speaker www.gbgm-iiim-.org/gnuidiimc gnuiiiunic(?rj uno.com Hc'v. Itick Jusl HURCH iCROSS 1600 Rusti, at Cloud & Broadway "Kingdom; Wlieat Among the Weeds" Maltliew lU :2.1 -:Kt, :i(M:j .S.-,30 & JOM Worship CclcbniHoii 9:30 a.m... .Simdny School www.gbgin-uinc.org/cluircliortllc(:ros.s www.youtlicross.coni Paul Wilke, I'aslor • 825-5170 University 1505 S. Santa Fe 825-9505 uunic@infonnatics.nct WJicre Evcnj Member Is A Minister Children's Ministry Director Shawn Martin Parish Visitor: Karen Pinkail Music Dirccton Mark Lucas Pastor: Robert Conway Worship Celebration 8:25 & 10:45 a.m. "It's a Risky Business" Acts 9:1-14 9:30 a.in. Brunch 9:30 a.m, Sunday School for all ages [51 Excellent Nursery and Elevator lnnov,ilive Cliildren's Worship M/f Word Mowship A Charismatic Church of Praise & Worship' 1019 N. Otli 823-7434 Salina, Ks Suitday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 am. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastors: Larry & Etliel Knox Watch Chamiel 6, Tlmrsday 0:00 p.m. & Saturday 5 p.m. iptist C 1100 W.Cloud 827-9771 •Sunday School 9:30a,iii, •Worship,10:45a.m,,6:00p,ni, • Wed, Ministries 6:30 ,pm. Interim Pastor, Dana Wood Nursery Provided www.belairbc.org ST. JOHN'S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 303 E. Iron Salina Community Theatre 827-7082 Sunday School 8;46ii.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 ain. Wed. I'rayor Mccling/liiblc .Study 10::iO a.m. & 7 p.m. at MLK BIdg. 421 N. Ohio Rov. Allon D. Smith, Paslor "rae amli Wiere EitmMy Is Somibody M CliM Is Ml" FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST MagnoUa & Ohio 823-6828 Stmday Worship 8:15 am. & 10:50 a.m. Simday School-For All Ages 9:30 am. Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 p.m. Nursery Provided All Senices • Handicap Accessible Glcmi Davis, Pastar Victory Baptist Church Senior Center, 245 N.9th Sunday School.. Worship.. Evening.. Wed. Prayer Mtg.. ....9:30 a.m. ..10:30 a.m. ....7:00 p.m. ...7:00 p.m. FundiuupiUal & Independent - Conservative nuislc •Ulhle Is sole aiuhorily - Evangelism and discipleship Puliin Situ Prichu all QM) 493^)01< emll: raCS»llm8Jlillo.nim. First Baptist Church 843 Lewis Traditional Worship with a Q)ntemporary Flavor! 9:30 - Worship, Children's Churcli 10:45- Sunday School Wednesday Family Night • Nursery Provided" , Jmiifs Bridges, Pastor \JL Kevin Hazehon, YouthIEducation ID- 785-82S-4643

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