Archive for November, 2007

Christmas shopping for Bibliobloggers

Posted: 28th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

What better way to remember your favorite Biblioblogger this Christmas than to get them a 100% silk tie with the titles of the books of the Bible against a blue patterned background? Perhaps accompanied by their own copy of The Books of the Bible? Or perhaps a tie with the names of Jesus? or for […]

William Barclay: theological hero or heretic?

Posted: 28th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

There’s a set of books on my shelf that have long intrigued me, or at least they did several years ago when I had time to read most of them: the Daily Study Bible (Revised Edition, 1975-76), a 17-volume series of New Testament commentaries written by Scottish theologian William Barclay. From Wikipedia: Despite the series […]

Feeling a little homesick…

Posted: 28th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

You might be an Alaskan if… You have ever been asked if you use Canadian/Russian currency. You have ever been asked if you live in an igloo. Power outages don’t seem to bother you. You laugh at people who wear coats when the temperature drops to 50°F. You refer to Lower-48ers as foreigners. You know […]

Is the absence of sin sufficient to make God happy?

Posted: 27th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Essay question: “Is the absence of sin sufficient to make God happy?” Be sure to define sin and happiness. Please use the terms expiation, propitiation, grace, works, salvation and atonement in your complete answer.

New additions to the Bible quiver

Posted: 27th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

For regular readers of this blog, it should be no great secret that I’m a fan of the Revised English Bible (REB). Like Esteban Vázquez and Rick Mansfield, this is one of my finalists for “desert island” translations. I’ve extolled the virtues of the translation before – suffice it to reread this post or Rick’s […]

The ESV vs. HCSB debate continues

Posted: 27th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve just come across a series of posts by Will at a blog titled Anwoth that echo comments I’ve made regarding the ESV and HCSB translations. Be sure to read the comments of each one for additional insight and discussion. Evaluating the HCSB Why the ESV Will Outlive the HCSB Three Reasons the HCSB will […]

What was the original scope of the Great Commission?

Posted: 26th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

We’re all familiar with the Great Commission, Jesus’ charge to his disciples to preach the message of the gospel: And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of […]

A white Thanksgiving to enjoy

Posted: 25th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Well, we ended up getting a dusting of snow the night before Thanksgiving, so the prognosticators were correct. The kids had fun for a few hours or two in the morning before the cold set in. We spent a hour or two with Cindy’s dad in the afternoon, then had dinner with Cindy’s mom and […]

Next Great American Band: DMHO, Round 5

Posted: 24th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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DMHO survived their “white funk” performance on The Next Great American Band to play again, this time a rendition of “I’m Free” by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (it was a Rolling Stones “theme week” – all the bands played songs written by the Stones). It was a solid performance, but the judges clearly now […]

A thought for Thanksgiving

Posted: 21st November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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HT: Bible Basics THERE is the story of a man who died and arrived at the gates of eternity for a guided tour by a guardian angel. The angel took him to Hell, which was a large banquet room with a huge table loaded with food. Surrounding the table were emaciated, groaning people. The man […]