Archive for May, 2008

Calculating God’s will

Posted: 30th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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The following was published today in Mikey’s Funnies, a daily humor subscription email: CALCULATING GOD’S WILL By Michael A. Halleen “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12) John Cardinal Deardon once observed that “The designs of God […]

Dreaming an impossible dream

Posted: 29th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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It turns out I was tagged by Doug with “the impossible dream” meme a couple of weeks ago and never knew it – that ought to tell you how far behind I got with my blog reading between crazy work and my wife being ill! Weary readers of this blog will know that the meme […]

I remember…

Posted: 28th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: Iyov, for the link to this article. As tedious as footnotes can be to read, they can be even more so to produce. For high school students and undergraduates, footnotes seem less a test of research skills or academic honesty than a trial of one’s endurance and equanimity. In the heyday of the typewriter, […]

Pruning the vine, vertigo and the powers of this dark world

Posted: 28th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Brian at συνεσταυρωμαι has written recently about the reality of spiritual warfare and the power of prayer to destroy the strongholds of the enemy. I had written earlier about the connection between our physical condition and the unseen war – the early comments to Brian’s first post underscore this thread of discussion. (Especially regarding the […]

What’s the most important verse for Bible translations?

Posted: 28th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

A recent post on TC’s blog recently struck me in a funny way and caused me to reflect a little on the criteria I used in my Bible search. In doing so, the title question of this post rolled out: What’s the most important verse for Bible translations? I don’t mean this question in terms […]

New family photo

Posted: 26th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Is eschatology milk?

Posted: 25th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The author of Hebrews has some biting words about the Christian maturity of his or her audience. In 5:12, the author writes, “By this time you ought to be teachers, but instead you need someone to teach you the ABCs of God’s oracles over again. It comes to this: you need milk instead of solid […]

Seerveld: Psalm 51

Posted: 22nd May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Voicing God’s Psalms Calvin Seerveld William Eerdmans Publishing Company (2005) ISBN 0-8028-2806-X There has been quite a bit of discussion of Psalm 51 lately, especially on Better Bibles by Suzanne, David et al., so I thought I would add one more late voice to the chorus. A few days ago, I received my copy of […]

The literary Bible: Deeds of doom!

Posted: 20th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

This is the third post in a translation comparison series. Focused on “the literary Bible”, my intent is look at passages or phrases where translations that have been especially noted for their literary translation qualities seem to capture the meaning of the text with an extra dash of written flavor, at least in comparison with […]

SoD: “His banner over me”

Posted: 18th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

His Banner Over Me Words and Music by Kevin Prosch Copyright © 1991 Mercy Publishing Steve at Undeception has wittingly woven two of my recent posts together into one of his – in a response to being tagged with the “Weird Worship” meme, he includes the verses from this Kevin Prosch song, “His Banner Over […]