Eskimo’s Know Christmas!

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Bible Trivia about the KJV and Shakespeare


In 1610 when the translation of the Authorized Version was complete (i.e. the KJV) early commentators immediately recognized and mentioned the influence of the Bard (i.e. Shakespeare) on the diction of this translation, which was also heavily influenced by Tyndale's translation as well.Just how big a fan the translators were of Shakespeare seems to be in evidence in Psalm 46. In 1610, Shakespeare celebrated his 46th birthday, and in the 46th Psalm the 46th word from the beginning (not … [Read more...]

The Advent of Advent


(This nice picture from St. John's Bible used by permission)(Here is a nice summary about Advent from Wiki-- accessed Nov. 15 2011) Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning "coming") is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called Levavi. The Eastern churches' equivalent of Advent is … [Read more...]

Grisham Tries the Rope a Dope Strategy—’The Litigators’


Remember Mohammed Ali? Remember his rope a dope strategy to beat George Foreman? He would simply cover up, lean back on the ropes, and eventually Foreman punched himself out. It was masterfully done, and at the time the commentators were going berserk thinking Ali was simply giving up...... that is until all of a sudden Ali landed the knock out punches.Reading 'the Litigators' is rather like watching that fight, or like watching a pot come to a boil. It seems to take forever, and then … [Read more...]

When is the Bible Literal?

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When is the Bible not Literal?


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Hobbits Ahead of Schedule

The hobbit production has moved over to Dunedin, to set up shop at Takaka Hill. Over the weekend, hundreds of hobbit cast members and crew were seen arriving at the Dunedin International airport.  Actual locations of filming have been kept hush hush, but there have been many hobbit witnesses within the towns of Queenstown and Middlemarch.Trucks hauling equipment have been seen near the top of Takaka Hill, leading to believe production shop has found a home for the next few months.  T … [Read more...]

Memento Mori


MEMENTO MORI (for my father on the third anniversary of his passing)‘I found myself on a field of war A gun held in my hand The enemy approached I fired upon the man’.‘He fell to earth like a great stone I ran to see him fall And when I turned him over I heard the funeral pall’.'I looked into his glassy eyes Afraid of what I’d see A shock of recognition The man lying there was me'.“Any man’s death diminishes me For I’m part of the human race” The truth was plain as day … [Read more...]

Signs of the Times

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Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:"Dr. Jones, at your cervix." ************************** In a Podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels." ************************** On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ************************** At a Proctologist's door: "To … [Read more...]