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Lenten Devotion: A right and proper sacrifice

15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. 16 For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased. 17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psa. 51:15-17 [17-19]) Those of us who regularly research and teach on the Bible know of the apparent tensions between […]

Lenten Devotion: Reflexive Wisdom

You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Psa. 51.6 [8] ‏הן אמת חפצת בטחות ובסתם חכמה תודיעני׃ Tonight I turned on the Discovery Channel to find the show “Fight Quest” in its last few minutes. If I understood it correctly (it is not on my regular rota of television watching) two American guys go aruond the world, spending 5 days in each location learning the art of […]

MLK 2008

I was again asked to speak at the Peace Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below is the text of my speech. The Collegian ran an article today about the event as well. It is an honor and a privilege to speak to you today. Over the last week or so we have had an incredible number of excellent events commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King. This morning I was […]

A murderer after God’s own heart?

Jim West tackles King David’s irascible personality in his post today, “Shimei, David, And A Change of Heart.” Jim outlines the history and how David swore he would not take Shimei’s life, after he cursed the king fleeing his own son but on his death bed David charges Solomon, “you must bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.” I left some comments on Jim’s post but I wanted put them hear as well. […]

International Biblical Studies Writing Month

Christopher Heard’s post reminds me that I need to put up a separate post about: Biblical Studies Writing Month (or so) Finally, in great optimism of getting work done over the break, I declared December through January “International Biblical Studies Writing Month (or so).” The truth is, I haven’t done much on those articles, but that doesn’t mean I can’t! So, let me know what you have accomplished over the past 3 weeks or so […]

Betting on Helping New Orleans

This story is from the NOLA Times-Picayune. It reminds everyone of the good work still being done by the church in New Orleans. Heavens! Bishops taking game bets But proceeds to go to Katrina relief Friday, January 04, 2008 By Bruce Nolan The Good Book states the battle is not always to the strong, nor the race always to the swift, but dubious Episcopal bishops in Louisiana and Ohio nonetheless are betting on the power […]

Biblical Studies Carnival XXV

File under: “Better late than never.” Welcome to the Silver Anniversary of the BSC! I am a day late and a dollar short (and a modest listing from a lot of great blogs this month) but I hope this will help slake your thirst for biblical studies related information. Here and there I included posts from November since we there was no official BSC (you are forgiven James), but do see the superb “little unofficial […]

January is Biblical Studies Academic Writing Month

(and a bit of December too.) Two days ago I posted about an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education concerning November being “International Academic Writing Month.” Today, by the power vested in me by the Great Meturgeman (and encouraged by Tim Bulkeley) I declare January (and a bit of December) Biblical Studies Academic Writing Month Some suggestions: “Biblical Studies” is loosely defined. Indeed, my own work, at least at the moment, is all on […]

Leopard: Spaces Quirk

I am really loving Spaces, but I had noticed this problem as well. For example (in addition to the example below), if I upload images to Flickr, Safari opens a page when it is complete, with Spaces this brings Safari and its space to the foreground. Annoying when I am in the middle of doing something else. Hopefully this will get fixed soon. BTW, “MarsEdit has been nominated in the Macworld Readers’ Choice Awards, as […]

10-20-30 Meme

I supposed I could be annoyed, but truth be told, I am glad that Jim thought to remember annoy me. So, the meme seems to be, what were you doing 10, 20, and 30 years ago. Time to show our age… 10 years ago we were eagerly anticipating the birth of our daughter, already a week over due. it would be another TWO weeks before she arrived (courtesy of the surgeon after two sets of […]