Tuesday, January 22, 2013

By Grace Are Ye Saved Through Faith - Ephesians 2:8

How You Can Help the Ecclesia College Blogs Grow in Outreach

"Please help a small blog trying to grow up and become global."

We are enjoying a good start in blogging. These three blogs, linked together, have about 3,600 page-views, after five weeks. People from 11 countries are reading the posts. You can see them near the bottom of the page on the Feedjit map.

This is the main blog in this group - Ecclesia College in Springdale, Arkansas.

This blog is designed to emphasize the arts at Ecclesia College.

This blog emphasizes features about sports at Ecclesia College in Northwest Arkansas.

America is losing the concept of literacy,
when tutoring is spelled this way on a sign.
When you click on any particular blog post, you are helping to increase its visibility on the Internet.

Regular readers mean that the search engine results will be high for any given topic associated with Ecclesia College:

  • The Christian faith, 
  • The Scriptures
  • Location in Northwest Arkansas, 
  • Twila Paris, 
  • Dave Barton, 
  • Low graduation debt, 
  • Homeschooling, 
  • Scripture, and 
  • College sports.

If someone wants to attend college where people understand and support homeschooling, a search will lead to Ecclesia College.

President Oren Paris is quick to say, "Homeschooled students are among our best."

The blogs are designed to lead people to the Ecclesia College website.

Below each post is a row of buttons for sharing across the Internet. If you wish to use them, you can email the post, Facebook share it, Google Plus share it, Tweet it, and Blog This! it.

One example is below.

+1   Recommend this on Google

You can also copy the URL (link) to your Facebook page. We all have from 50 to 1500 friends on Facebook. Some of them overlap, but many do not. And they have friends, too. It does not take long for Facebook sharing to increase regular readership.

Computers are sometimes misunderstood.

If you have a blog or website, please consider linking the  Ecclesia College blogs on your site. Linking the Ecclesia College website also helps.

Broadcast is a term first used for sowing seed. We began using it for radio and TV, but now it is returning as a way to spread the Word of God across the world, following the Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Matthew 13 and Mark 4).

Isaiah 55 is clear. God's Word is never broadcast in vain. The Word always accomplishes His divine purpose. The Holy Spirit always accomplishes His purpose and always prospers His work through the Word.

The Great Commission by Norma Boeckler

Monday, January 21, 2013

How Far Away from Ecclesia College Is the Finest American Art Museum - Crystal Bridges?

Thomas Cole painted many Christian scenes, including the aftermath of the Genesis Flood.

People travel from all over the world to see Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which is only 15 miles (30 minutes) from Ecclesia College in Springdale, Arkansas.

Crystal Bridges is an architectural wonder, crossing the creek where the Walton children used to play.

The last painting of Thomas Cole showed the Good Shepherd leading His sheep
toward the flock in the distant pasture.

While We Were Yet Sinners, Christ Died for Us - Romans 5:8


The Fruit of the Spirit Is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance - Galatians 5:22-23


The Comforter, Which Is the Holy Ghost, Shall Teach You All Things - John 14:26

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Friends of Ecclesia College

President Oren Paris III

Friends of Ecclesia College:

Thank you for friendship!  We are deeply grateful to all of you, in our local community and around the world, who consider us friends and co-workers in the Kingdom of God. We urge you to let us know how we may serve you better as we do the work that God has set before us. Our mission is to provide a distinctive education through its mentoring for life and learning, integrated classroom academics, and student-work (hands-on, in-service) program. Upon successful completion of the Ecclesia College faith and character-based education, graduates should be able to:

* Demonstrate Biblical faith and character as the foundation for their own further spiritual and ethical development and mentoring of other faithful Christians.
* Demonstrate competence in academia that will appropriately qualify them for their selected vocations.
* Matriculate into their chosen vocations and further studies according to their gifts and callings.
* Relate spiritually, politically and culturally to the cross-cultural diversity and contemporary world issues of a global society by means of courses, workshops, and other events supporting societal awareness and application.

If you would like to join with us in what God has given us to do, please let us know!  There are many travel and volunteer opportunities through Ecclesia, as well as cash and gift-in-kind wish lists and prayer needs.

God bless you as you abide in Him!

Oren Paris III
The late Oren Paris II, founder of Ecclesia College.

'via Blog this'

I Came Not To Call the Righteous, But Sinners To Repentance - Mark 2:17


The Inhabitants of the World Will Learn Righteousness - Isaiah 26:9


Whosoever Believeth in Him Shall Receive Remission of Sins - Acts 10:43


Jesus Refuge of the Weary


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hark the Sound of Holy Voices - Hymn


"Hark! The Sound of Holy Voices"
by Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885

1. Hark! The sound of holy voices
Chanting at the crystal sea,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord, to Thee.
Multitudes which none can number
Like the stars in glory stand,
Clothed in white apparel, holding
Palms of victory in their hand.

2. Patriarch and holy prophet,
Who prepared the way of Christ,
King, apostle, saint, confessor,
Martyr, and evangelist,
Saintly maiden, godly matron,
Widows who have watched to prayer,
Joined in holy concert, singing
To the Lord of all, are there.

3. They have come from tribulation
And have washed their robes in blood,
Washed them in the blood of Jesus;
Tried they were, and firm they stood.
Mocked, imprisoned, stoned, tormented,
Sawn asunder, slain with sword,
They have conquered death and Satan
By the might of Christ the Lord.

4. Marching with Thy cross, their banner,
They have triumphed, following
Thee, the Captain of salvation,
Thee, their Savior and their King.
Gladly, Lord, with Thee they died,
And by death to life immortal
They were born and glorified.

5. Now they reign in heavenly glory,
Now they walk in golden light,
Now they drink, as from a river,
Holy bliss and infinite.
Love and peace they taste forever
And all truth and knowledge see
Of the blessed Trinity.

6. God of God, the One-begotten,
Light of Light, Emmanuel,
In whose body, joined together,
All the saints forever dwell,
Pour upon us of Thy fulness
That we may forevermore
God the Father, God the Spirit.
One with Thee on high, adore.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #471
Text: Rev. 7:9, 10
Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1862
Tune: "O Durchbrecher"
1st Published in: Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch
Town: Halle, 1704

Sing O Heavens and Be Joyful - Isaiah 49:13