Archive - Sep 5, 2006
An evangelist who tried replicating Jesus' miracle of walking on water has reportedly drowned off the western coast of Africa.
Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle, and he attempted it from a beach in Gabon's capital of Libreville.
"He told churchgoers he'd had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus," an eyewitness told the Glasgow Daily Record.
"He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat. He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back."
From Lipscomb's web site:
Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry unveiled Lipscomb's new logo on Monday, Aug. 28, at the President's Convocation.
Each component of the logo has a special meaning to the Lipscomb community, Dr. Lowry said.
Cross â€“ The cross is the most recognizable symbol in the world, and we have not included it lightly, Dr. Lowry said. This most powerful symbol of Jesus Christ, instantly communicates to the viewer that David Lipscomb is a Christian institution.
"We wanted people to understand first that we are a Christian organization," he said.
Shield â€“ "In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." Ephesians 6:16, Dr. Lowry quoted at the Convocation.
Historically, heraldic shields have often been used in the seals of colleges and universities, making it an easily recognizable symbol of Lipscomb's strong academic mission, Dr. Lowry said.
Flame â€“ The flame has multiple meanings for the Lipscomb community, Dr. Lowry said. It represents our search for truth, our search for wisdom, the power of God in our lives, and our goal to carry the light within us to the entire world around us.
Finally, the new logo is completed with Lipscomb's traditional colors of purple and gold.
I can't remember what the old logo looked like.