Highland just received an invitation to the "Contending for the Faith" lectureship with such scintillating class topics as (I kid you not): "Are We Holding a Form of Anti-ism Because We Oppose False Doctrine and False Teachers in ACU, OCU, Harding, FHU, DLU, and the Like?" "Are We Occupying an 'Anti' Position When We Oppose the Church of Christ Disaster Relief Agency?" "Anti-ism Is Not God's Answer to Liberalism" "The 'Hats-and-Hair' Doctrine Refuted" "Is There Biblical Authority to Eat in the Church Building, and If There Is Such Authority, Does That Same Authority Authorize Gymnasiums and the Like?" I have a suggestion for another class: "Is It Appropriate to Appoint a Committee to Rearrange Chairs on the Deck of the Titanic When the Whole Thing Is Sinking?" Perhaps also this one: "How to Be Opposed to Almost Everything But Still Not Be Considered Anti." - - - - My Beloved is not a morning person. There are certain times (this morning, for instance) when she has the opinion that I'm too happy, too loud, and have too many lights on. Now she's up, of course. School teacher, you know. I think she's waiting for a school board who will admit that 8:00 is too early to start school. A 10:00 - 5:00 schedule would work better for her. - - - - Here are some groups I really appreciate: Healing Hands, International Disaster Relief Effort Health Talents, International Rapha International (led by one of my former elders, Ray Hughes) Malawi Project White's Ferry Road Relief Ministries Partners in Progress International Health Care Foundation Bread for a Hungry World Manna International Of course, I know more about some of these ministries than about others. (I just finished touring one of the Healing Hands facilities, for example.) But I appreciate all these efforts to reach out to the needs of this world that God so deeply loves. Perhaps you know of other ministry groups. Right now our children have been focusing on helping one orphanage in East Africa. In light of the huge needs of the world, in one sense that isn't much. But it is something.