31 October 2009
My Google search led me to Michael Marlowe's excellent site. I read his extensive write-up on the ESV and was impressed, both with Michael's thoroughness and, incidentally the ESV.
As I read more about this translation, I started reading it more on my computer. When I came home on mid-tour leave, I purchased a printed copy and have used it exclusively since.
I have also read quite a bit more of Michael's site. These is a lot of good stuff there. I would encourage you to check it out.
25 October 2009
For being almost a hundred years old, it reads like it was written yesterday in so many ways. A quote sums up the spirit of the book.
"Christ died"--that is history; "Christ died for our sins"--that is doctrine. Without these two elements, joined in an absolutely indissoluble union, there is no Christianity." (p.23) He explains well what he means by this, and the implications are far-reaching.
Considered on of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine. I can see why.
24 October 2009
The idea is you read a chapter each out of ten different sections. Some sections will repeat faster than others. I really like it so far. I thought it might be too much at first, but I find that it seems to really go quickly--it doesn't feel like I'm slogging through.
23 October 2009
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Very good job of differentiating expository preaching from everything else.
I admit I'm guilty. In the bureaucracy that is the Army, it is a survival mechanism to ignore things until they are raised in volume or frequency. But it is dangerous behavior to generalize.
"Quickly and in my sleep," is the usual consensus.
Augustine of Hippo redirects us from this distraction to what really
matters in this event we call death.
"That death is not to be judged as evil which is the end of a good
life; for death becomes evil only in the retribution which follows it.
They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire
what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher
them." (City of God, Chapter 11)
It is not the door we walk through, but the place we arrive at through
the door, that should concern us. "For to me to live is Christ, to die
is gain." (Philippians 1:21)
This blog exist as a way for me to collect, and express thoughts on the Bible and theology. I'm really not anticipating a whole lot of discussion, or even readership for that matter. If you find it, and want to read it, great. If you want to argue, go away. If you have a genuine insight you want to share, feel free. If something I post here is used by God to bless you, I'd like to know. If you don't want to tell me, that's fine too.