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ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE is LIVE on Kickstarter!!

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:19

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE has LAUNCHED on Kickstarter! Co-created by writer and 2019 Mad Cave Studios Talent Search winner, Jarred Luján (Dry Foot, The Twin Blades) and artist Matt Harding (GWAR, Pop Apocalypse), with colors by Warnia Sahadewa (Dry Foot, Wolvenheart), and letters by Melanie Ujimori (She Said Destroy, Elements: Fire! Anthology) comes a 44-page, horror-infused, demon-slaughtering thrill ride through consciousness.

Visit the Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/allthedevils/all-the-devils-are-here

Joe Morris is an elderly man diagnosed with dementia. As his illness worsened, Joe quickly exhibited signs of something more sinister plaguing him: a demon possessing his body. Juan-Carlos “JC” García, an exorcist mysteriously referred to as “The Eater,” is called in to assist the ailing Morris as his last true hope. However, all exorcisms require the aid and consent of the vessel, and Joe is in a sedated state. JC must enact a blood ritual, creating a shared consciousness between himself and Joe, if he is to have any chance of purging the demon.

But things quickly become more complicated for JC when discovers an evil far more powerful than he’s ever faced before. And now…it is in control. JC must brave the unholiest corners of this shared consciousness, fend off waves of the Infernal Horde, save Joe Morris, and come to terms with his own dark past.

All the Devils are Here is equal parts Inception and Constantine, set in the bizarre, bombastic world of SuckerPunch to tell a story about the power of love, loss, and memory.

“Much of this book is a memorial to my grandparents,” says Luján. “It has my heart on every page, and working alongside Matt to bring it to life has been one of the greatest creative experiences of my entire life. With Melanie and Nia in our corner, our team has created something full of heart and emotion and intensity.”

“[ATDAH] is possibly the most fun I’ve ever had working on a book. Every new page of script was wild from the first panel to the last, and the action had been some of most insane things I’ve ever gotten to draw,” Harding said. “Working with Jarred has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had- he brings excitement and energy and I can tell he loves making this comic just as much as I do, and that is a truly fun way to approach a project. I just hope I did an good job bringing such an amazing story to life with my artwork.”

Reward tiers include:

  • Script reviews by writer, Jarred Luján
  • Portfolio reviews and art commissions by artist, Matt Harding
  • An RPG one-shot set in the world of ATDAH
  • Dry Foot floppies/trades
  • Three covers to choose from
  • And plenty of chances to get Matt and Jarred’s previous books!

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE is live on Kickstarter until Oct 16th.

ATTACHED: Cover A (Matt Harding/Warnia Sahadewa), several pages with no letters that you are welcome to share.

TEAM CREDITS/PRONOUNS/TWITTER HANDLES:

Writer/Co-creator – Jarred Luján (he/him) — @jarredlujan
Artist/Co-creator – Matt Harding (he/him) – @stilltsinc
Colorist – Warnia Sahadewa (she/her) – @wksahadewa1
Letterer – Melanie Ujimori (she/her) – @merumorimaru
Script Editor – Hernán Guarderas (he/him) – @hguarderas93
Art Editor – Sara Harding (she/her) – @bansheeriot

Kickstarter Link

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Dangerous Revelations Jeopardize Everything in BRZRKR #5

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:52

Discover the New Story Arc in the Industry Record-Breaking Series from
Keanu Reeves in September 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 20, 2021) –  BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BRZRKR #5, the start of a new story arc in the top-selling twelve-issue limited series by the iconic Keanu Reeves and New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!), acclaimed artist Ron Garney (Wolverine, Captain America), colorist Bill Crabtree (BPRD), and letterer Clem Robins (Hellboy), about an immortal being’s eternal struggle with the hidden truth behind his existence, available in comic book stores worldwide on September 29, 2021.

What shocking new discovery will bring B. one step closer to understanding his origins? As B. and Diana’s bond continues to grow, B. opens up about a recurring trauma from his past. Will this new revelation jeopardize B. and Keever’s latest mission? Or is it all part of a plan by Caldwell to trigger more memories?

BRZRKR #5 features main cover art by superstar illustrator Lee Garbett (Skyward) and variant covers by acclaimed artists Giuseppe Camuncoli (Undiscovered Country) and Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight).

BRZRKR is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; and the upcoming Maw by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and A.L. Kaplan. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of BRZRKR #5 will be available for sale on September 29, 2021exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

Print copies of BRZRKR VOL 1 SC will be available for sale in local comic shops on September 29, 2021 and in bookstores everywhere on October 5, 2021.

For continuing news on BRZRKR series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

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THE SCORCHED UNITES TODD MCFARLANE’S FIRST-EVER SUPERHERO TEAM, EXPANDS THE SPAWN UNIVERSE WITH NEW & ICONIC CHARACTERS

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:00

Two Incentive Covers Announced

PORTLAND, Ore. 09/20/2021 — The Year of Spawn continues with Todd McFarlane’s newest book, The Scorched #1. This new book comes hot off the heels of three record-breaking books, Spawn’s Universe #1, King Spawn #1 and Gunslinger Spawn #1, which were the biggest selling Image Comics books in the 21st century.

The Scorched #1 is the first all-new issue of McFarlane’s Superhero team book. After 30 years of the regular monthly Spawn book, The Scorched gathers the best of the characters for three decades and puts them together into one title. McFarlane has also recruited some of the top talent in the industry for this inaugural launch.

The initial characters in The Scorched #1 first issue will include: Reaper, Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and many more waiting in the wings.

McFarlane again enlisted some top creative talent to contribute to The Scorched including writer Sean Lewis and artists Stephen Segovia and Paulo Sequeria. Featuring cover art by Frank Quitely, Greg Capullo, Don Aguillo, fellow Image founder Mark Silvestri, Brett Booth, and McFarlane. Booth’s cover of The Scorched #1 interconnects with King Spawn #1 and Gunslinger Spawn #1 to form one epic work of art.

The Scorched will allow myself and the creative team to bring in a rotating cast of heroes and villains and to have fun creating new characters and storylines,” said McFarlane, Spawn creator and President at Image Comics.

The Scorched #1 will have a 1:250 copy incentive cover which McFarlane will hand-sign and create a unique sequential number for each issue (based on the Final Order Cutoff total). Each signed The Scorched #1 1:250 includes a CGC Certificate of Authenticity that retailers can send in and redeem through CGC to have their books graded. This is the only time McFarlane will sign The Scorched #1 1:250 copy incentive cover.

Additionally, The Scorched #1 will have a 1:50 copy incentive variant cover by Capullo.

For every 250 copies of The Scorched #1 issues ordered, retailers will become eligible to order five incentive covers of The Scorched #1 by Capullo and one The Scorched #1 McFarlane incentive cover.

Join the battle with The Scorched #1 extravaganza as an epic tale of heaven, hell, and earth all begin to collide!

The Scorched #1 will be available at comic book shops (48 pages, full color, rated: Teen+, $5.99, premium 10 pt cover stock) and on digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, December 15:

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CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #9 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 19:52

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #9
THE HIT HORROR SERIES THAT SPAWNED A MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL NETFLIX SERIES RETURNS! “WITCH WAR” Part 3: “The Sacrificial Lamb” – Sabrina has brought Harvey’s body back to life (along with her father’s soul). But there is a cost to everything. Unless she wants the Gates of Hell to open, Sabrina must find a person to sacrifice in Harvey’s place. But wait… Sabrina would never kill someone, would she?
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Main Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 10/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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X-MEN: THE ONSLAUGHT REVELATION #1 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 18:34

X-MEN: THE ONSLAUGHT REVELATION #1

  • SI SPURRIER (W) • BOB QUINN (A) • Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • Variant Cover by Federico Vicentini
  • YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU!
    • The X-Men’s greatest foe, mutantkind’s primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders…
    • The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything.
    • The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a small band of eccentric mutants can hope to break the fall…
    • Can Nightcrawler light the spark that will drive out the shadows… or will Krakoa slip into the abyss…?
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE GHOST ARMY first look

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 18:29
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE GHOST ARMY

Written by ALAN GRATZ and illustrated by BRENT SCHOONOVER

Graphix | On sale August 2, 2022 | Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7

Hardcover ISBN: 9781338775907; $24.99

Trade Paperback ISBN: 9781338775891; $14.99

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AEW and The Owen Hart Foundation Enter Into A Relationship to Honor World Renowned Wrestler Owen Hart’s Legacy

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 18:22

September 20, 2021 – All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and The Owen Hart Foundation (OHF), a nonprofit charity which provides a vast range of assistance and opportunities to individuals in-need across the world, are collaborating to honor the legacy of late wrestler Owen Hart, a beloved figure in the professional wrestling community and beyond. This collaboration includes launching the annual Owen Hart Cup Tournament within AEW, which will see the winner receive a Cup known as “The Owen,” as well as the production and distribution of unique and original Owen Hart merchandise, including specified retail goods as well as the upcoming AEW console video game.

This alliance incorporates opportunities to develop Owen Hart action figures via AEW’s partnership with Jazwares, apparel, posters, and additional collectable merchandise. Owen Hart is survived by his wife, Dr. Martha Hart, who spearheads The Owen Hart Foundation with a mission of providing global aid to at-risk communities (e.g., scholarships, housing, various forms international assistance, food drives, backpack giveaways and Christmas projects).

“AEW’s relationship with the Hart family dates back to our inaugural pay-per-view event, Double or Nothing in 2019, and Owen’s influence is still felt today,” said Tony Khan, AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative. “To extend his memory and his legacy even further through this agreement is a powerful and meaningful moment for the entire wrestling community.”

“The Owen Hart Foundation is extremely pleased to partner with AEW in this wonderful joint venture to honor Owen’s substantial international wrestling career and the lasting influence he and his craft has had in the sport. AEW’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament serves as a tremendous tribute to Owen and provides an incredible way for professional wrestling enthusiasts to celebrate his work in a most fitting way. We trust that Tony Khan and his amazing AEW team will do a brilliant job with this highly anticipated project. This OHF/AEW partnership is my special gift to all of Owen’s magnificent loyal fans who forever remember him and his inspiring repertoire of talents,” said Dr. Martha Hart.

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ABLAZE Details New Artbook & Manga Releases For December

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 18:05

THE DRAGON UNIVERSE, by Olivier Ledroit and Laurent Souillé · MSRP: $29.99 ·

Release Date: December 22nd

Dragons. They reign above the eternal snows or in the depths of the abyss… They are marvelous, magical, malicious creatures… But where do these winged creatures with sparkling scales and fearsome claws come from?

 

This collection of illustrations on the theme of dragons brings together acclaimed illustrators and comic book authors from around the world: French, English, Danish, Spanish, Italian, American, Canadian… From John Howe, designer of The Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia, to Todd Lockwood, illustrator of Dungeons & Dragons, and Olivier Ledroit, creator of the Chronicles of the Black Moon, and Adrian Smith, one of the authors of Warhammer, and more… They’ve pooled their talents in a Tolkien-style universe where dragons coexist, fight Dwarves, Orcs, Elves and Humans…

THE FAIRY UNIVERSE, by Various Artists ·

MSRP: $24.99 · Release Date: December 22nd

Our world is inhabited by mysterious and elusive spirits: the Elves and the Faes. Once we accept this evidence, we still must recognize them, approach them, and sometimes be wary of them… Illustrator Olivier Ledroit used all his skill to approach them, sketch them, and deliver this comprehensive guide to the most remarkable Faes and Elves.

 

The result is this illustrated encyclopedia, which combines an extraordinary history of dragons, with gorgeous, full-color art, that captures every majestic and fearsome detail of these wonderful scaly behemoths. The Fairy Universe offers readers the keys to a magical and poetic world through hundreds of drawings by Ledroit, spread over double pages in stunning watercolor and pencil, with illuminating words by Ledroit and writer/colleague Laurent Souillé.

CAGASTER VOLS. 1-6 BOX SET, by Kachou Hasimoto ·

MSRP: $29.99 · Release Date: December 22nd

It’s the year 2125, and a strange plague called “Cagaster” appears. One-in-a-thousand people is infected by this disease, which turns humans into monstrous cannibalistic insects. Two-thirds of humanity is decimated… 30 years later, young expert bug exterminator and mercenary adventurer Kidow and newfound friend Ilie struggle to survive in this brutal new world, while delving into the mysteries of the plague and its causes.

 

Kidow is tasked with finding Ilie’s mother, after being entrusted with her by her dying father. Meanwhile, the battle continues to rage against the mutated population of Earth, with the code possibly being cracked to finally end the nightmare. Cagaster is a thrilling shonen adventure into a strange apocalyptic universe, somewhere between Mad Max and Attack on Titan.

 

Published by Tokuma Shoten in Japan, Cagaster has been adapted into an anime series by Gonzo Animation called Cagaster of an Insect Cage under the direction of Koichi Chigira (Tokyo Babylon, Full Metal Panic!, Last Exile) and is streaming now on Netflix!

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VALIANT CELEBRATES THE HARBINGER #1 WITH A 1/250 METAL COVER & HARBINGER GIFT BUNDLE FOR RETAILERS

First Comics News - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:59

September 20th, 2021 — Ahead of the release of THE HARBINGER #1 on October 27th, Valiant Entertainment presents a first look at the special Metal Variant Cover and THE HARBINGER Gift Bundle.

From the mind of Valiant’s Director of Design and Production Travis Escarfullery, THE HARBINGER #1 Metal Cover breathes new life into Robbi Rodriguez’s eye-catching artwork that appears on the debut issue’s primary cover. Featuring a four color print over metal, the vibrant cover is available exclusively to participating retailers who will obtain one metal cover for every 250 copies they order of THE HARBINGER #1.

In addition to receiving the limited metal cover for ordering 250 copies of THE HARBINGER #1, comic book shops will also get an exclusive THE HARBINGER Gift Bundle. This limited gift bundle includes one THE HARBINGER slipcase box set, one THE HARBINGER pin, four THE HARBINGER postcards, one THE HARBINGER poster, and one THE HARBINGER bookplate signed by co-writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. Aside from THE HARBINGER pin, these items will only be available with the Gift Bundle.


Pre-order THE HARBINGER #1 at your local comic store by October 4th. THE HARBINGER #1 goes on sale October 27th. Contact your local comic book store for more information about ordering.

THE HARBINGER #1 is co-written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez, colored by Rico Renzi, and lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Read the first issue below – no embargo on coverage!

 

THE HARBINGER #1
Written by 
COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Colors by RICO RENZI
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover B by ROD REIS
Cover C by CRIS DELARA
Pre-order Cover by DAMION SCOTT
Blank Cover also available
1/250 Metal Variant by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ, TRAVIS ESCARFULLERY

Can you make the world better if you can’t be better?

A telepath with no memory. A city of superpowered teenagers suppressed.

Redemption. Destruction. Rebirth. A new era of HARBINGER begins here.

On sale OCTOBER 27th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+ | Pre-order deadline is October 4th 

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The Mists Creep In - 'Of Gods & Monsters', James Ward's Tainted Lands, and The Role Of The Divine

Swords & Stitchery - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 16:38
" Mythic epics are the driving force behind fantasy role playing games! Castles & Crusades is no exception. Here for the first time C&C branches out into the ether and brings you OF Gods & Monsters a book we guarantee you’ll want and use. Written by James M. Ward this book stands along side the Monsters & Treasure as a tremendous resource for adventure and fun.""James M. Ward returns to a subjectNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Winnie’s Picks Paint by Number Review and Giveaway

Moogly - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:00

As much as I love to crochet, I love exploring other crafts as well. Winnie’s Picks Paint by Number Kits are a fun way to create a work of art and practice your painting skills – and improve your fine motor skills too! Take a closer look, and enter to win your own Paint by...

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Freedom Hosting operator gets 27 years for hosting Dark Web child abuse sites

Malwarebytes - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 11:20

The wheels of justice have turned, if perhaps a bit slower than you may have expected. A Dublin resident, Eric Eoin Marques, has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison. The reason is the frankly terrifying tally of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) he helped to distribute. Eoin helped to make no fewer than 8.5 million images of abuse available on the Dark Web. No fewer than 2 million of those images contained victims not previously known to those in law enforcement circles.

The main point of reference for these acts was something called “Freedom Hosting”. This website hosting service helped keep all of the illegal content online, and available for distribution. Law enforcement seized $155,000 from Marques, who stated that his business had been “very successful”.

How did the FBI, Interpol, and the Garda set about taking this nest of vipers down?

How Freedom Hosting operated

Freedom Hosting operated as a hidden service (a destination on the Dark Web), available to Tor users if they knew where to look for it. To prevent any confusion, as per the Tor blog:

The person, or persons, who run Freedom Hosting are in no way affiliated or connected to The Tor Project, Inc., the organization coordinating the development of the Tor software and research.

According to the investigation, “the hosting service contained over 200 child exploitation websites that housed millions of images of child exploitation material”. Essentially, they played host to the absolute worst of the worst. 

Shortly after the FBI began seeking Eoin’s extradition in 2013, malware—later identified as EgotisticalGiraffe—was discovered on a number of Freedom Hosting sites. The malware exploited a bug in the Tor browser that revealed the IP addresses of visitors, defeating Tor’s anonymity protection, and allowing them to be located.

The FBI later revealed in court that it had taken control of Freedom Hosting in July 2013 and planted the malware to identify people looking for CSAM there.

Racking up the charges

Marques at this time was facing up to four charges, plus extradition to the US, which eventually happened in 2019. By the end of it all, he stood accused of creating and operating servers from 2008 to 2013. He pleaded guilty at the start of 2020, after a year-long investigation.

Things have now come to a conclusion, for him at least, and he won’t be out of prison for a very long time. Considering his initial admission of guilt came with a mandatory sentence of 15 years, he managed to end up with quite a few more added to the tally.

Watching the dominoes fall

The combined efforts of law enforcement around the world have made a significant dent on this one operation. One suspects in real terms it’s a drop in the ocean with regards to numbers. Even so, this is a fantastic result:

More than 200 primary sites taken offline, along with “hundreds of other sites” sponsoring or facilitating the various activities; “The activities of tens of thousands of online pornographers disrupted”; over 4 million images / videos seized, and more than 100 unknown series of abuse uncovered; “dozens” of offenders identified and prosecuted throughout the world.

As for Marques himself, he apparently kept out of the limelight and “lived a quiet life”. He is also said to have been searching for information on Russian visas and passports, hoping to make extradition as tricky as possible.

We’re pleased to say this didn’t happen, and he’s proof positive that you can’t always hide from the long arm of the law.

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Re-post: Reading Scripture in Church

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 11:00

The best advice I know for those called upon to read Scripture in public worship is this: Read the Bible as though you are listening to it, not as though you wrote it.

I would also say: Read clearly, with confidence and conviction. Read so the people will want to listen.

Too often, only a few verses are read as the text for the minister’s sermon. That is commendable, but historically, Christian Scriptures have also been read as a separate, stand-alone act of worship.

That’s also how it was in the ancient Jewish synagogue. The scrolls were kept in a sacred chest and removed reverently to be read to the gathered worshipers.

Early Christian assemblies continued this practice. The Apostle Paul, who was well trained as a rabbi when Christ called him, wrote to the young pastor Timothy, “Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of the Scripture, to preaching and to teaching” (1 Timothy 4:13). Notice that the reading of the Scripture is spoken of here as separate from preaching and teaching.

It is ironic that public worship in so-called “liberal” congregations include in their order of worship a Bible reading from both Old and New Testaments and from the Psalms, while many congregations we call “evangelical” include no scripture other than the aforementioned sermon text.  

I was teaching a seminary class of fifteen or so who came from many church traditions. I asked: “How many of you attend or lead a congregation that includes Bible reading as a separate act of worship?” Fewer than half raised their hands.

In the early decades of my denomination — and indeed of many evangelical denominations — it was different. On the first page of the Free Methodist Church’s 1910 hymn book I find an “order of worship” printed on the first page. It includes Scripture lessons from both the Old and New Testaments. Our forebears apparently wanted to be sure that Scripture would be central in worship and also that worship would be uniform from congregation to congregation.

To recover this practice, here are suggested “rules” to consider.

1. Well in advance of Sunday let the pastor choose a portion from each Testament, usually between 10 and 25 verses in length, giving special attention to the Psalms and the Gospels.

2. Choose lay readers carefully. Reading the Scriptures in worship is an assignment for those who are good readers, who articulate clearly and project their voices so as to be heard by all.

3. Give readers the passages before the Lord’s Day and encourage them to acquaint themselves well with them so that there will be no stumbling over words during public reading.

4. If young people are chosen, explain to them the importance of the assignment. I have noted at times that young people tend to read too fast, not being aware that many worshipers need a slower pace. I suggest you model for them the pace, or have them read for you and coach them. Also, advise readers to dress modestly for the assignment and with respect for a holy God and a worshiping congregation. If this advice is properly given it will win a response.

5. Ask readers to sit near the microphone at least until they have carried out their assignment. They share leadership for that service and the congregation should not need to wait while readers come from a distant place in the sanctuary.

Many years ago in a class with Carl Bangs, an outstanding scholar and seminary professor, we students discussed the drift of some churches from historical beliefs. He noted, however, that such congregations often continue to give a place to the public reading of the Scriptures. Then he added these words: “So long as the Scriptures continue to be read there is hope.”

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A week in security (Sept 13 – Sept 19)

Malwarebytes - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:28
Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Other cybersecurity news

Stay safe!

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The Tainted Lands & The Vampire Queens of Europe Campaign Set Up Using Old School Resources

Swords & Stitchery - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 17:54
 So its been a long while since we've cracked the spines of classic Castles & Crusades & old school supplements with Halloween rolling around the corner. I've been looking into possibly running a Bruce Campbell Vs The Army of Darkness meets Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust hence my grabbing James Ward's Tainted Lands last night. The mists of the Tainted Lands have coming rolling across Middle Ages Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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John Challis, Doctor Who actor 1942-2021

Blogtor Who - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 14:10

It is with deep sadness that BlogtorWho reports the death of Doctor Who actor John Challis. Doctor Who fans will of course remember John Challis as Scorby in ‘The Seeds of Doom‘. The uncompromising henchman had several altercations with Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor before meeting an untimely demise at the hands of Krynoid-controlled vegetation whilst […]

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Reviews & Commentary A Groats-worth of Grotesques From The Skull as a Complete Gentleman Co By G. Edward Patterson III For Your Old School Campaigns

Swords & Stitchery - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 20:23
" Being a SYSTEM-AGNOSTIC Role Playing supplemental treatise ON MONSTERS; which is to say a BESTIARY for your Tabletop Games of Fantasy. Styled in the manner of the Baroque Period; a Curiosity Cabinet of Creatures for enlivening the table!""The over 100 entries were gathered out of sundy authors, philosophers, physicians, and poets; sacred and profane. The illustrations are collages of diverse Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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