Archive for September, 2008

Reflections on the messianic daughter and the image of God

Posted: 23rd September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In his book, In the End – The Beginning, Jürgen Moltmann writes that in contrast to the tradition of the Messiah as a male child as written in Isaiah 9.6 (“to us a child is born, to us a son is given”, there is another messianic tradition in scripture, the Wisdom tradition, that “identifies the […]

Pam Odefey, 1968-2008

Posted: 23rd September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Yesterday morning we received the news that Cindy’s sister-in-law Pam had lost her long struggle with cancer. Pam M. Odefey March 11, 1968 – September 22, 2008 Pam M. Odefey, age 40, of Richfield. Richfield Public School teacher. Survived by husband, Kevin; sons, Kyle and Ryan; parents, Donald and Sharon Peterson; brother, Curt Peterson; sisters-in-law, […]

Lux aeterna luceat eis Domine

Posted: 22nd September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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“The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” (Matthew 13:43) Lux aeterna luceat eis Domine cum sanctis tuis in aeternum: quia pius es. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis. Rest in peace, Pam, rest in peace…

More on the relationship between OT and NT

Posted: 21st September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

As a bit of a followup to the quiz I linked to in my previous post, I’ll point you to a post written a few days ago that I’ve just discovered. Written by Ray McCalla on his blog, Sinaiticus, the article is titled “More Than One Way To Skin A Cat” and addresses the question, […]

Visitors from New Mexico

Posted: 21st September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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My dad and his wife, Judy, visited us for several days this past week, flying in on Wednesday afternoon to spend a long weekend with our family. After a “getting settled” Wednesday night, Thursday dawned. Sam had school pictures and class all day, so we took Ben, Grandpa and Grandma to the Minnesota Zoo to […]

NT use of the OT: Fuller Meaning, Single Goal

Posted: 20th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

NT Use of the OT — Test Your View! Fuller Meaning, Single Goal view You seem to be most closely aligned with the Fuller Meaning, Single Goal view, a view defended by Peter Enns in the book “Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament” (edited by Kenneth Berding and Jonathan Lunde, […]

An Alaskan translates the Bible…

Posted: 16th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

With a wary acknowledgement of the current political proceedings in America, I want to jump back to a post that Doug Chaplin made back in May. Looking at John 6:60, he notes that the NEB is “an example of creative translation that is hard to defend on any technical theory, since it is neither formally […]

An exciting update on Cindy’s work

Posted: 15th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Over the past few years Cindy has successfully built a small business providing professional career coaching services at very accessible prices for the unemployed. Like any business endeavor, it has been a lot of work and the rewards are sometimes intangible, but she thrives on helping others find success and has kept going even in […]

Is the HCSB “too safe”?

Posted: 15th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

TC recently took a look at the HCSB’s footnotes (or lack thereof) for two common conservative evangelical “prooftexts”: Genesis 1:2 (“Spirit of God”) and Isaiah 7:13 (“virgin”). He labels the HCSB as “too safe” for failing to footnote possible alternatives in these verses. I think that “too safe” is a loaded term, because it depends […]

Ryan’s birthday party

Posted: 15th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Sam and Ben’s cousin Ryan had his 6th birthday on Thursday the 11th. On Saturday, Kevin and Pam hosted a birthday party, first at the neighborhood bowling lanes, then back at their house for sloppy joes, cake and ice cream. [tags=09132008] If you look closely at the final bowling scores in the photo album, you’ll […]