Archive for March, 2008

SoD: “Messiah”, Part 2

Posted: 22nd March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Messiah: A Sacred Oratorio Words by Charles Jennens; Music by Georg Friedrich Händel (1742) PART TWO 22. Chorus Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) 23. Air He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. (Isaiah 53:3) He gave His […]

SoD: “Messiah”, Part 1

Posted: 21st March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Messiah: A Sacred Oratorio Words by Charles Jennens; Music by Georg Friedrich Händel (1742) PART ONE 1. Sinfonia (Overture) 2. Accompagnato Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned. The voice of him that crieth […]

Before you leave church on Sunday…

Posted: 21st March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

As I attempt to recover from an onslaught of work, snow and continued sniping over written indiscretions, allow me to make a humble request for the coming weekend: If your Good Friday or Easter service includes music or other performing arts that touches you and heightens your perceptions in these days of remembrance, will you […]

Blogroll update: Henry Neufeld

Posted: 21st March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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I don’t know how familiar people are with Henry Neufeld, which probably just shows my own ignorance, but I’ve been poking around his various sites recently and have added his “Participatory Bible Study Blog” and “Threads from Henry’s Web” blogs to my blogroll. In addition to being an advocate of the Revised English Bible, Henry […]

You say “Shibboleth”, I say “Sibboleth”…

Posted: 19th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Wayne Leman has posted an excellent question on the Better Bibles Blog on whether we create shibboleths, or exclusive social groups, within Christianity or the church by which Bible translation we carry around with us: Maslow claimed that one of the most basic human needs is the desire to belong, to be part of a […]

Looking at life after Revelation 20

Posted: 19th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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On the heels of Bryan’s recent post that Revelation 20 was John’s message of “hope, understanding, and calls for endurance” for the persecuted first-century Christians, rather than a thesis of millennialism, comes a new post from Steve at Undeception focused on the consummation of Christ’s reign and the reward of living in the Kingdom, not […]

Corporate or individual election in Romans 9

Posted: 19th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Jesus Saenz has a new post up regarding reading election in Romans 9 from a national or individual perspective. As one who was taught to read Paul from a corporate church perspective, it’s always challenging to look at the individual, but Jesus has put together a cogent argument for his position: God made a promise […]

Any Typepad users out there?

Posted: 17th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Through nefarious and negligent means, I’ve acquired a Typepad blogging account. I am planning to upgrade my web hosting plan later this summer to support database integration and was going to switch this blog, among others, to the full version of WordPress. But now I might just use Typepad, since I’ve already paid for it […]

You might be an Alaskan if…

Posted: 17th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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The following list was originally found here. 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 […]

One year of blogging…

Posted: 17th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

It was thereabouts one year ago this week that I kicked off this blog, or at least an early iteration of it on Blogger. Hard to believe. I thought about looking back at my posts and doing a major stats roundup, but suffice it to say that since moving to the WordPress platform last April, […]