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!

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