Monday, January 28, 2008

The End of Life Under the Sun

Well, the blog anyway. I've been procrastinating on writing this post but I can't put it off any longer. I've decided to put this blog out of its misery since I really don't have time for two blogs. My other blog, Reformed Chicks Blabbing is now a part of the beliefnet blogs and I plan to do the type of blogging that I do here over there.

I do plan to post Bible studies there (yes, I know it's been a while since I posted any Bible study related material) but right now I'm doing a lot of political blogging and tech blogging. So, just to warn you, I'm going to switch the subscriptions from this blog over to Reformed Chicks so I'm giving you guys enough time to unscribe if you want.

All the material from this blog is over there (they are filed under "Life Under the Sun") and I will continue to post Bible studies in the "Life Under the Sun" category. I plan to leave this blog up for awhile but will not be posting any new material here.

Thanks to all those who are still here and thanks for the comments and support.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Prof. Steve Taylor left Westminster for Biblical Theological Seminary

I'm glad I had him for New Testament Introduction before he left. I wonder who will be teaching that class now? He was an excellent professor (all of Westminster professors are excellent -- I've never disliked any of my professors).

The NTI class looks at various issues related to the New Testament: Second Temple Judaism, the history of Israel up until Christ's birth and beyond, cannon issues, textual criticism issues and the use of the Old Testament in the New. It really was an interesting class and I learned a lot. Here are three of the books we had to read for the class that I found the most helpful:


This book
was very helpful in giving me an understanding of what the environment was like when the New Testament was written. It has chapters on Roman law, rulers, Greco-Roman religion and philosophy. This is a very easy read with pictures :-)


We had to write a paper on this book. I found it helpful in understanding why a Jew would reject Jesus. It isn't hard to see why a Jew who loved the Torah would have a problem with a man would claimed to be the Son of God and who said things like this:

Matthew 5:17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

This book was helping in understanding the issues related to compilation and transmission of the New Testament.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Solomon Among the Postmoderns

I was just over at WTS bookstore and I noticed this book:


It looks pretty interesting. I wish I had time to read it, but maybe you do? If you decide to read it, please use my link so I can get my kickback :-)

Evangelicalism Today

Touchstone examines the future of evangelicalism by bringing together a diverse group of contributers: Russell Moore, Denny Burk, John Franke, D. G. Hart, Michael Horton, and David Lyle Jeffrey.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all of my readers (all two of you :-) and those just passing through. I hope you have a very nice day spending time with your family and friends and that you don't overindulge :-)

I'm waiting for my husband and teenage daughter to get up so we can open presents. I already opened mine weeks ago (my very wonderful Vaio) so I have no surprises under the tree :-) My joy will be in watching the faces of my daughters reacting to the surprises I have for them.

I also have to wait for breakfast since it's a family tradition to have french toast and bacon Christmas morning. I can't tell you what I'm having for dinner because my dad reads the blog occasionally and I don't want to spoil the surprise but I can tell you that I'll be making cheese fondue. We only have it once a year and it's soooo yummy. It's what I look forward to each year. The last couple years I've forgotten an ingredient. Last year it was the worcestershire sauce, one year it was bread. My poor husband had to go out for all hours looking for an open store to get it which is not easy since everything is closed Christmas. He found the bread at an Italian restaurant and the worcestershire sauce in an Asian market. This year I checked the list of ingredients to make sure I have them all.

Here's the recipe:

2 cups half and half
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons mustard (I use yellow)
1 clove of garlic halfed
1 1/2 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese (6 cups)
3 tablesppoons of flour
pinch of salt

On low heat combine half and half, worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic. Stir until hot but not boiling.

Take out garlic (I chop up my garlic and leave it in), toss cheese and flour in bowl. Stir into the pot. Stir until cheese is melted (we stir until it thickens). Chop up the bread and dunk it into the cheese and enjoy something very yummy. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

Here's my favorite Christmas video clip:


Friday, December 21, 2007

Breakdancing Jesus

Um...well...um...I can't quite get what is the point of the video. Is it implying that Mary didn't give birth to Jesus but was a fully grown man who came to earth from heaven?


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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nativity scene used in electronics ad

It's ticked off some Christians. So, what do you think?


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