Archive for March, 2008

Wilhelm Furtwängler and the art of interpretation

Posted: 17th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Sean Winter has posted a brilliant clip of noted German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler giving a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in 1942 on the occasion of Hitler’s birthday: There is huge debate about this performance, and to watch it is to be disturbed, but it seems to me that Furtwängler is actually pressing the score […]

Peter’s conditional prophecy of the Parousia

Posted: 17th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In his essay, “Hyper-Preterism and Unfolding Biblical Eschatology“, published as part of When Shall These Things Be? A Reformed Response to Hyper-Preterism (ed. Keith Mathison), Richard Pratt Jr. challenges the full preterist position that the prophetic time texts of the New Testament can only be read as they are stated and, as such, are an […]

Cool stuff you’ve been writing about…

Posted: 11th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Work has been insanely busy the last couple of weeks, including evening hours and a few overnights, which explains the paucity of posts here recently. But while I haven’t had the chance to formulate more than a few scattered thoughts of my own, many of you have been posting some quality material to think about. […]

The vineyard and the cornerstone

Posted: 10th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In my post “The heart of preterism” I summarized the view that Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension stood as the completion of the “Old Testament” covenant in the context of a suzerain treaty, opening the door for a new covenant to be established between God and his chosen elect, signed by the Holy Spirit indwelt […]

Looking again at Revelation 20

Posted: 10th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Bryan Lilly has posted a new discussion of Revelation 20, focused on the idea that “Revelation 20 is not John’s doctoral thesis of the millennium”, but that he (John) is “writing to a group of people in the first century that were going through intense persecution […] to give them hope, understanding, and calls for […]

My three reasons for blogging…

Posted: 7th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Robert at Weird Thinkers tagged me with the latest meme. Here are the rules: Rule 1) List three reasons for your blogging. Rule 2) List these rules. Rule 3) Tag three others with the thread. Ok, my three reasons for blogging: This blog began as a place for me to document my search for a […]

The church organist

Posted: 5th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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HT: trumpetmikey The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to, after the worship service, ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought […]

The Bible says what?!

Posted: 3rd March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Every once in a while you run across a verse or two that make you pause and scratch at your nose in bewilderment: Give strong drink to the hapless And wine to the embittered. Let them drink and forget their poverty, And put their troubles out of mind. Proverbs 31:6-7 (Tanakh Translation, JPS) These verses […]

Odd bits of trivia: Lincoln Brewster, Jewel and me

Posted: 2nd March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

For being from such a small town that Homer, Alaska (aka “the cosmic hamlet by the sea”) is, I find myself with at least nominal connections to two well-known hometown musicians: Lincoln Brewster and Jewel (Kilcher). Lincoln Brewster was one year ahead of me in school, though my memory of him fades significantly after elementary […]

What were you doing on December 17, 1994?

Posted: 1st March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Evidently that was the exact date of the opening of the First Seal (Revelation 6:1), according to Ronald Weinland, author of “2008 – God’s Final Witness“. Proclaiming himself revealed as one of the two end-times witnesses (Revelation 11:3-13), Weinland summarizes his most recent book: Although the Church of God has not been accustomed to having […]