Monday, November 21, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Malaysian Contrasts: Part 2 -- E.

Religious Edifices

Pick any one hundred Malaysian people at random. You will get approximately 61 Muslims . . .

This is the oldest Mosque in Malaysia, built sometime in the 1700's.  (Photo by Igor Laszlo.)

. . . 20 Buddhists . . .

This temple has three sections stacked on top of each other:  Burmese on top, Thai in the middle, and Chinese on the bottom.  (Photo by Myloismylife.)

. . . 9 Christians . . .

This is a Roman Catholic church.  I don't know much about it, other than that it's in Penang.  (Photo by Michael Coghlan.)

. . . 6 Hindus . . .

A Hindu temple in Malaysia.
. . . and 4 others of various religions.

A Datuk shrine.  This is a significant site for Datuk Keramat worship, which, according to Wikipedia, is "a fusion of pre-Islamic spirit belief, Sufi saint worship and Chinese folk religion."

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mosaic in Greenwood -- E.

Do you know about Mosaic yet? Queena and I talk about this group a lot, so I'm surprised if this is all news to you. We met this band in Dallas a year ago . . . and Queena booked them to come sing in Greenwood!

I cannot speak too highly of what God is doing through these people's music. Check them out on their website: Their mission is to teach God's Word through music -- and they are doing just that. So good!

Mosaic's five members are staying at Queena's parents' place over the weekend. We've been blessed to hang out with them a bit -- and glory be, they are Euro game people! Nobody knows how excited I was to learn that.

Jonathan and Patrick, at left, wanted to learn how to play Smallworld. I think they may have like it. They spent most of the game standing up . . .

. . . while Queena and Holly joined Emily and Devon for some Dominion.

Enough with the games, eh? Nobody cares that much. Here's what matters:
  • Greenwood Mennonite Church
  • Sunday, November 6
  • 6:30 pm
  • Free Mosaic Concert
  • (Be there!)