Archive for September, 2007

A critique of Full Preterism

Posted: 24th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Scott at Shadows of the Cross has posted Have Heaven and Earth Passed Away?, part one of an essay on why he has rejected Full Preterism: As a former Full Preterist, I believe it is necessary to explain the reasons why I have repented of promoting this system of bible prophecy. For over 8 years, […]

SoD: “Jesus Loogie Boogie”

Posted: 21st September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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DMHO bandleader Denver Bierman applies a phrase or two from a different vernacular to this excerpt from the letter to the church in Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-21): “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am […]

Brass charts

Posted: 21st September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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I picked up the music for the worship service on Sunday earlier this week. This is the first time I’ll be playing with the contemporary praise+worship band at our new church and a horn line (two trumpets, two trombones) is new for them as well, so it’ll be exciting to see it all come together. […]

Gen-X Bible thumper seeks TNIV…

Posted: 20th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I really, really don’t understand Zondervan’s marketing and publishing decisions when it comes to the TNIV. This is a worthy revision of the venerable NIV, yet Zondervan seems determined to cut it off at the knees before it gets the chance to run in the marketplace. Some background: I’m searching for a “modern” Bible to […]

SoD: “The Heart Of Worship”

Posted: 20th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Note: this is the first of what will be a semi-regular feature of this blog going forward, the “song of the day”. Sometimes I’ll post just the lyrics, sometimes some discussion of the source verses or imagery contained in the song. I recently came across a Christianity Today interview (ignore the incorrect Web page header […]

Yes, John, Bible blogging is fun

Posted: 18th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In attempt to create a circular blog link loop with John over at Ancient Hebrew Poetry, I will note that he’s made a refreshing post on Why Bible Blogging is Fun, including a cool note about this blog’s joyful new masthead (which Esteban had also previously commented on). (Aside: Suzanne – that’s another use of […]

Waiting for the pox…

Posted: 14th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Sigh. Sam and Ben have both been exposed to the chicken pox in the last week (unknowingly and separately). Sam was vaccinated twice as a baby, Ben once, so who knows how severe it’ll be when/if they get it. At least they’re little… I didn’t get it until the summer before high school. Cindy’s variant […]

Are you adrift and rowing too hard?

Posted: 14th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Joe Myzia has blogged on Hebrews 2:1 in a post called “Don’t Drift Away“, warning us to be vigilant against the gradual process of losing fire for God. I grew up on the waters of the northern Pacific Ocean and maritime imagery in the Bible always has a special resonance with me; in his Daily […]

Metadata

Posted: 14th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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I’ve unleashed my inner web geek and have started modifying this blog’s CSS file in an attempt to make some things more readable (comments!) and bring everything a little more in line with my aesthetics. I’ll try not get obsessive about it, but expect a little more tweaking as I explore the original source file […]

A morning at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted: 14th September 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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The Friday before Labor Day, we headed off to the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. We met Cindy’s mom, Marilyn, and Sam and Ben’s cousins, Kyle and Ryan Odefey, for a morning of rides and games at the “Kidway“. We like going in the morning because the crowds are (much) smaller, the rides are […]