Archive for January, 2008

The unholy trinity: antichrist, beast and man of sin

Posted: 22nd January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’m currently browsing my way through Kim Riddlebarger’s new book, The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth About the Antichrist (2006). The main thrust of this book is a consideration of the concepts of 1. antichrist, 2. the beasts of Revelation and 3. Paul’s “man of lawlessness” (or sin). Riddlebarger has (so far) presented them […]

When were these things written?

Posted: 19th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In his new book, The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth About the Antichrist (2006), Kim Riddlebarger includes an appendix on “The Date of the Writing of the Book of Revelation”. There are two majority views on this issue: early-date advocates claim that John wrote about his vision in the years before AD 70, during […]

An exegetical critique of full preterism?

Posted: 18th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In an appendix to his book, Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope (1999), Keith A. Mathison writes an article titled “A Brief Critique of Full Preterism”. It is natural for him to address this topic, as a large number of preterists, including Mathison himself, identify themselves as postmillennialists, though these (and he) are “partial-preterists” who do […]

Theologians I know nothing of…

Posted: 18th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: Peter Kirk There’s a certain perverse irony in taking a survey quiz to find out “Which theologian are you?” when I am certain to know little if anything about the results. If nothing else, it provides more fodder for my reading list… Which theologian are you? created with QuizFarm.com You scored as Anselm. Anselm […]

Brrr! Here we go…

Posted: 17th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Revival

Posted: 16th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

“But when they told Jacob all that Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to transport him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.” (Genesis 45:27, HCSB) In conjunction with his ongoing series on Joseph, our pastor had an interesting definition of revival that I thought was […]

REB: secret vs mystery

Posted: 16th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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A few days late now, but I wanted to mention a mention of the Revised English Bible in a post on MetaCatholic with regards to the translation of μυστήριον in the New Testament. Unlike most modern translations, the REB prefers to use “secret” to “mystery” in the majority of translation points. Doug then summarizes the […]

Pizza and me

Posted: 16th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: Peter Kirk What Your Pizza Reveals You have a hearty appetite. You are likely to complain if a restaurant has small portions.You aren’t particularly picky about pizza. It’s so good… how could you be? You fit in best in the Western part of the US.You like food that’s traditional and well crafted. You aren’t […]

0.045% is the new black

Posted: 16th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

New material pushes the boundary of blackness CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. researchers said on Tuesday they have made the darkest material on Earth, a substance so black it absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light. Made from tiny tubes of carbon standing on end, this material is almost 30 times darker than a carbon substance […]

And Eve said, “I hate mice!”

Posted: 16th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Scientists find 2,000 pound rodent – luckily it’s a fossil WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists in Uruguay have found the fossil remains of a 2,000 pound (1,000 kg) rodent that lived 2 million to 4 million years ago — the largest rodent ever found. The giant creature probably ate soft food such as fruit or tender […]