Archive for May, 2008

Love and lust: Seerveld and the Song of Songs

Posted: 16th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The Greatest Song, in Critique of Solomon Translated and arranged for oratorio performance by Calvin Seerveld Published by Toronto Tuppence Press (1988, paperback) ISBN 0919071023 * * * * * I have mentioned Calvin Seerveld‘s translation and study of The Song of Songs several times on this blog, as well as in the comments on […]

SoD: “Revival”

Posted: 15th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Revival Lyrics and Music by Robin Mark Copyright © 1998 Daybreak Music Ltd. I’ve had the chance to play this one a few times now at our “new” church – it has a dramatic setting, with a solo voice as the proclaimer setting the stage, building into the song verses, then a power praise chorus […]

Weird worship meme

Posted: 15th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Subtitled: “ElShaddai, I’m crazy to do what you say and go somewhere if your Ghost is not there!” David Ker tagged me and several others with a “weird worship” meme, which evidently focuses on bizarre worship song lyrics. In addition to David’s original post, there have been a number of great replies, including this from […]

Poetic bloodshed

Posted: 15th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Over at Better Bibles Blog, Suzanne continues to post on blood, sin and color in Psalm 51. Her most recent post concludes by looking at the choice of “bloodshed” versus the more abstract (and traditional) “bloodguiltiness” in verse 14. She approves of the NRSV for its use of the former; I mentioned the REB and […]

I, rubato

Posted: 14th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: Dee-Ann Durbin (AP) for the post title [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5KbRwHg6zA] Honda robot conducts Detroit Symphony to warm response DETROIT (AP) — The lights dimmed, the sold-out hall grew hushed and out walked the conductor – shiny, white, 4 feet 3 inches tall. ASIMO, a robot designed by Honda Motor Co., met its latest challenge Tuesday evening: […]

The barren branch

Posted: 14th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

John 15:1-6 (Revised English Bible): I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. Any branch of mine that is barren he cuts away; and any fruiting branch he prunes clean, to make it more fruitful still. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Dwell in me, […]

Meme madness returns

Posted: 14th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

David Ker notes that the summer blogging slowdown is upon us. I think I got a jump start with my “blog apathy” of the last month or so, but I will endeavor to keep posting. David’s tagged me with a “weird worship” meme, which evidently focuses on bizarre worship song lyrics. I’m working on it… […]

A long walk into the wildernesss: May 12

Posted: 12th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Miscellaneous blogging thoughts from the past week or so: By a very large margin, the number one search term, or more accurately – search terms, for this blog over the past 90 days has been some variant of “December 17, 1994” and/or “Ronald Weinland”. The post and photos of the leather Oxford Study Bible aside, […]

The referrers’ list

Posted: 8th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Other than the number of blog hits, one of the most intriguing blog stats that WordPress keeps track of is the Referrers list. These are incoming links to this blog and typically are blogs that I regularly comment at or where I’m on a blogroll, as well as blog search engines and blog readers. Every […]

A man divided

Posted: 8th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Caution: hyperbole ahead. An unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord – how he may please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the things of the world – how he may please his wife – and he is divided. (1 Corinthians 7:32-34a, HCSB) I’ve recently found myself in the […]