Archive for April, 2008

Genesis 1 as functional creation, not structural days

Posted: 30th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT to Steve (Undeception) who provided a link to a 2003 presentation on “Genesis and Cosmology” by Dr. John Walton, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Walton presents the position that Genesis 1 does not describe structural Creation (physical things), but instead describes functional Creation, the concepts that organize and drive the universe: Those […]

A battle hymn for truth, justice and the Pope’s way

Posted: 30th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Whether by omission or commission, not a word was written here about the Pope’s recent visit to the United States. Frankly I don’t have the context to fairly speak about Roman Catholicism and the role of the Pope. My exposure to the Roman Catholic Church is limited to a few months of attending different services […]

Cosmic recoil and cretaceous chickens

Posted: 29th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

A couple of headlines from the world of science caught my attention this evening: Huge black hole catapulted through space Black hole exiting its home galaxy spotted for first time A colossal black hole has been spotted exiting its home galaxy, kicked out after a huge cosmic merger took place. […] When two colliding galaxies […]

The 7th day: work and rest in Hebrews 4

Posted: 28th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Last week I was reading a bit in Hebrews and paused for a while over chapter 4, where the author describes our future prize in the context of God’s Sabbath rest: [1] Therefore, while the promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear so that none of you should miss it. [2] For we […]

Planting trees

Posted: 26th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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We took advantage of Burnsville’s “bare root” tree sale to plant two “Autumn Blaze” maples in the backyard. The hope is that in several years, they’ll be large enough to shade the house from the morning sun, keeping the inside cooler and saving some money, as well as shade part of the yard in the […]

A few additions to the library

Posted: 24th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

As if I didn’t have enough to read and not enough time to do so, I’ve ordered a few more titles to explore: Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music Jeremy S. Begbie Baker Academic (2007) ISBN: 0801026954 I’d actually seen this book in Baker’s catalog last fall at a theological book fair, […]

Trying out a new look…

Posted: 24th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I still have writer’s block (aka blog apathy) so, spurred on somewhat by some client web development work on the side that I’ve been working on, I’ve been tweaking other aspects of my blog: I moved the theme back from “Digg 3 Column” to “K2-lite”, mostly because for some inexplicable reason, I lost all of […]

Approaching Trinity through music

Posted: 21st April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Greg Willson recently posted some thoughts on whether it’s appropriate to represent the forms of Christ and/or the Trinity through music: So, in relation to the humanity and deity in Christ- we can say they are completely 100% there and yet still compose one Person. It’s as if two violins playing in front of you, […]

A profitable search…

Posted: 18th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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With a HT to Doug Chaplin, I was greatly amused to find this recent search term hitting the blog: son of perdition false profit Indeed, our true profit (“prophet”?) is only found in Christ.

Lancelot Andrewes

Posted: 16th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’m continuing to make progress through Harold Best’s “Unceasing Worship” book and hope to have a few more posts or thoughts on some of the content found therein. However, in the meantime, he’s recommended a book of prayers called “The Private Devotions of Lancelot Andrewes” as “an exhaustive collection of all kinds of prayers, all […]