5:48 PM When I spoke to the two groups of Christian leaders in Beijing, I invited them to visit this website and I told them that the sermons section of the Keep Believing website contains over 700 full-text sermons that they could download any time they wanted. It's all free, and I encouraged to use the sermons any way they like in their teaching and preaching. And I told them to feel free to amend, adapt, change and improve as necessary. I mention that because people from around the world access the sermon site every week. It's all free and I'm glad when anything I write or say helps someone else out. We're all in this together for the sake of the Kingdom.
By the way, I'm hoping to add all the Elijah sermons very soon.
5:40 AM President Bush made some helpful comments on China during his speech at Kansas State University on Monday:
Now, I went to church in China. And I was a little nervous, at first, frankly, about a licensed church. I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to go to a church or not a church, and went -- Laura and I went with a guy named Luis Palau. And I was impressed by the spirit I felt in the church. And after it was over, I told Hu Jintao, I said, you know, I'm a religious person, and the more free religion is in your country, the better off your society will be, and you shouldn't fear the church. You ought to come to the church. You know, you ought to see what I saw, which is peaceful people honoring something greater than themselves.
I would hope that China will continue to move in the -- or move in the direction of human dignity. I talked to him about, of course, the Dalai Lama; talked to him about the Catholic Church's inability to get their bishops in. In other words, what I do is I press the freedom issue. We don't always agree with China, of course. It's a complex relationship, but it's one in which, in my judgment, it's best to be in a position where we can dialogue and discuss things in order to keep relations on keel and keep peace in that part of the world.
God bless President Bush for speaking out about the need for more religious freedom in China. The folks from ELIC mentioned the Three-Self Church in Beijing that the President and Mrs. Bush attended along with Luis Palau. They evidently have a "youth program" on Thursday nights that is very well attended. It is for anyone between 18-50.
5:40 AM 121 miles.