Archive for February, 2008

SoD: “If I say I love you”

Posted: 27th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

If I Say I Love You Music and lyrics by Billy and Cindy Foote. © 2006 Billy Foote Music Father, forever faithful in keeping your covenant of love You have never forsaken Your people or betrayed our trust You are faithful and true and just to say I love You is not enough If I […]

SoD: “You are God alone”

Posted: 26th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

You Are God Alone Music and lyrics by Billy and Cindy Foote. Recorded by Phillips, Craig and Dean. © 2004 Billy Foote Music You are not a god Created by human hands You are not a god Dependent on any mortal man You are not a god In need of anything we can give By […]

The Room With A View Meme

Posted: 25th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve been tagged again. This time with a slightly less insidious meme from Nick Norelli (from Lingamish) to post a photo of the view from my office. Well, nothing glamorous this time: The first photo is of our basement office. My chair is on the right, in the corner. The standard furnishings of a coffee […]

A scholar’s top ten Bibles

Posted: 23rd February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In the spirit of Rick Mansfield and others, Iyov has posted his “Top Ten” English Bible translations. His list is heavily weighted toward ecumenical translations with the Deuterocanonical books, as well as translations of alternate textual sources: Authorized Version (KJV) New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) New Jewish Publication Society Tanakh (NJPS) Revised English Bible (REB) […]

More on the “New Revised” Jerusalem Bible

Posted: 22nd February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Wayne Leman at Better Bibles has posted a link to a transcript of a presentation on the Jerusalem Bible update, called The Bible in its Traditions. Originally presented at the annual meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America in August 2006, the transcript outlines the goals of the current revision and invites experts in […]

The new “Methodist Bible”?

Posted: 21st February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I find it interesting that, in all the breaking hullabaloo† about the recently announced new Bible translation project, no one has picked up on the angle that this project “is sponsored by the Christian Resources Development Corp, a subsidiary funded by the United Methodist Publishing House for ecumenical partnerships in curriculum, music, and Bibles.” That’s […]

SoD: “Valley of Vision”

Posted: 21st February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Today’s “song of the day” post is a follow up to my original note on the Puritan prayer book, The Valley of Vision, and the musical CD based on it, produced by Sovereign Grace Ministries. In the comments to that earlier post, I mentioned it would be interesting to post both an original prayer and […]

Six word stories

Posted: 21st February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

We’re undergoing some renovations in our office place, including building out a new front lobby display. The central creative theme is going to be built around the concept of a “six word story“. For those unfamiliar, Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words and is said to have called it his best […]

Puritan prayer in verse and song

Posted: 20th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve received several recommendations to check out some of the music from Sovereign Grace Ministries, especially for lyrics that are God-centered rather than me-focused. So I did. I downloaded their album “Valley of Vision“, which was inspired by a book of Puritan prayers of the same name†. And I like it, a lot. The lyrics […]

Brother Yun: Back to Jerusalem

Posted: 17th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

We had a powerful presentation at church today from Brother Yun, a representative of the Back to Jerusalem organization and former pastor within the underground house church movement in China that claims 130 million Christians. The Back to Jerusalem group’s goal is to complete the Great Commission by preaching the gospel from China back to […]