Archive for August, 2008

Random thought on the Tetragrammaton issue

Posted: 20th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Iyov has been following the recent Vatican directive reminding episcopal conferences “to remove all vocalizations of the Tetragrammaton” out of respect to Jews and Jewish tradition. He quotes from a recent letter by Bishop Serratelli (chair of the US Bishop’s Committee on Divine Worship: “the name of almighty God expressed by the Hebrew Tetragrammaton and […]

On being Googlized and other random blogging thoughts

Posted: 20th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’m giving up on Bloglines, or at least the beta version that never seems to end. I like the Bloglines format more than anything else, but, as far as I can tell, the beta is missing basic functionality like sharing folders via RSS feeds and/or Javascript, meaning you have to bounce between beta and the […]

The thrill of the Rapture

Posted: 19th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Well… as long as we’re on this topic, here’s more eschatological fun: HT: Greg Willson (click for more photos and video)

I am not Mark Biltz

Posted: 19th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In the video from yesterday’s “blood moon” post, Steve Hadley mentions that he originally saw this material presented by Mark Biltz, a messianic Jew with a church in Washington state. After digging around the original GodTube.com posting, I discovered the name of Biltz’s ministry… are you ready for this? El Shaddai Ministries At least that’s […]

Blood moons and Jewish feasts

Posted: 18th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

If you’re into premillennial headline eschatology, this one might be for you. Former blogger Mitch Guthrie recently passed along a recent GodTube.com video (~30 minutes) of a rather enthusiastic presentation by Steve Hadley of Harvest Family Fellowship Reno Nevada regarding the extremely rare alignment of solar and lunar eclipses (“blood moons”) with the major Jewish […]

Another take on the NLT Study Bible

Posted: 18th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Gary Zimmerli at A Friend of Christ has written a very thoughtful “review” of his interactions with the new NLT Study Bible. Gary’s conversational writing is a joy to read and he’s outdone himself with the task at hand. I was very curious to hear Gary’s thoughts on both the study Bible and the NLT […]

A “hike” in Lebanon Hills

Posted: 17th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Ben showed no signs of slowing down this afternoon after church (he normally naps), so we drove over to Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan. The “Voyageur Trek” walk around Jensen Lake is a little over two miles and gave the boys lots of chances to explore and look at things while getting some fresh […]

Sam: the exercising engineer

Posted: 13th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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[singlepic=1064,320,240,,right]Sam is definitely showing a knack for building things and coming up with his own approach to the world. This particular setup is his second version of an exercise bicycle – he used toys under the training wheels in the first go-around.

Skulduggery and James 3:14-18

Posted: 13th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Some verses for all of us to keep in mind when discussing the differences among Bible translations (or any other divisive topic): “But if you are harbouring bitter jealousy and the spirit of rivalry in your hearts, stop making false claims in defiance of the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes from above; […]

A day in train heaven

Posted: 12th August 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Katie took Sam and Ben to the Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul for a “field trip” excursion. We’ll have to go again because Sam came home itching to replace all his toy Thomas trains with real model ones. I don’t think we’re quite ready for that… though I seem to recall my […]