Archive for November, 2007

Separation of faith and religion?

Posted: 21st November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

We spend a lot of misdirected time and energy in the United States on the issue of ‘separation of church and state’. The judicial system spends countless time and money expelling any practice of religious or faith-based “ideology” from our schools, malls, government edifices, etc. when the reality of the concept was to protect the […]

SoD: “Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun”

Posted: 20th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT to cyberhymnal.org for today’s song of the day. If you’re not familiar with it, scroll down to the last verse. “[Thomas] Ken wrote this hymn at a time when the es­tab­lished church be­lieved on­ly Script­ure should be sung as hymns-with an em­pha­sis on the Psalms. Some con­sid­ered it sin­ful and blas­phe­mous to write new […]

Sam: 2007 school photo

Posted: 20th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Sam is in his second year at Sunrise International Montessori school. He loves to build things and can hand write the entire alphabet and 1-10 numbers. He never ceases to amaze us with his imagination and never-ending supply of “Sam-isms” to describe the day.

Pragmatic pondering on projected pastors

Posted: 18th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In general, I like the use of video screens during worship services. Projecting hymn or song lyrics is helpful. Scripture verses can be read corporately, though I do prefer to use my Bible whenever possible. Sermon outlines can be followed. Videos can be shown during announcements or to illustrate a thought in the message. I […]

Preterism: the Judgment of Sheeps and Goats

Posted: 18th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Steve at Undeception has written another cogent argument for full preterism, this time focusing on the Great White Throne judgment. Most people have assumed this is a reference to the judgment at the end of all history, the end of the world, but Steve finds further evidence of its fulfillment in the first century. He […]

Is this the new face of the KJV?

Posted: 17th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve never really paid much attention to the King James Version of the Bible, primarily because we didn’t have it in the house growing up and then later I was firmly attached to the NASB and considered the KJV an archaic translation. Especially with weird words like “shewn” and “dost” and the like. And frankly, […]

DMHO update, Round 4

Posted: 16th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Well, hmmm… Denver and the Mile High Orchestra did what I hoped they wouldn’t. They took the judges’ comments last week too much to heart and came out with a very different style than the big band swing that was carrying them. Instead they played a horn-driven funk arrangement of Ruby Baby by Jerry Leiber […]

Weighing in on Bible paper

Posted: 16th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Jesus Saenz, a regular commenter at the Bible Design and Binding blog and proprietor of his own Soul DeSaenz blog, has written two articles lately on Bible paper weight that may be of interest to some: Bible Paper. Too Thin or Not Opaque Enough? ESV Single Column Reference Bible… Or The Myth of The Too […]

The creative plurality of God in Genesis 1

Posted: 15th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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In the aftermath of my ruminations on the nature of humankind vis-a-vis Genesis 1:27, John Hobbins kindly pointed me to an essay by David Clines, “Humanity as the Image of God“, in addition to his own thoughts on these verses [here and here]. Clines’ essay considers the context for the phrase “image of God”, both […]

New edition of the NET Bible to give thanks for

Posted: 15th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The NET Bible website has details on a new Compact Edition of that translation, available in a variety of cover styles. The physical size is 4½”x6¾” with 8pt text and 5.5pt notes. From the sample pages, the notes appear to be the same as those in the Reader’s Edition. Interestingly, the publishers appear to have […]