Closure

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Emily Dickinson put it well... My life closed twice before its close— It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to meSo huge, so hopeless to conceive As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.For me that first huge closing that I was helpless to prevent was the death of our Christy girl a year ago today. But closings are not all bad things. Don't we often speak of the need for closure? It was a small mercy for m … [Read more...]

So Close, Yet So Far AWAY— For CC

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Life is…. ‘Nothin but a Miracle’– Daryl Hall and Diane Birch

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The Fascinating World of Ancient Papyri– Part Three

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When we think about the roles of professional scribes, it is important to bear in mind that slaves could be scribes. This is because as the Roman Empire spread, lots of well educated people were conquered and sold into slavery. Thus the the distinction we might make between professional scribes and private copying when it comes to NT manuscripts may well not apply. A person who was of low status such as a slave, in regard to his personal freedom, might at the same time be a person of elite … [Read more...]

The Fascinating World of Ancient Papyri— Part Two

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According to William Johnson (pp. 87-91), the standard bookroll tended to have 20 sheets, though production of rolls with up to 50-70 sheets are known, but they are surely special orders. If a scribe ran out of space, he would simply glue a new blank roll on to the end of the used up one. This process continued until the copying was complete, and then the excess or blank remnant would simply be cut away. “A reinforced sheet, with fibres at right angles to the roll itself could (but need n … [Read more...]

James Taylor on John Lennon— the BBC Interview

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The Fascinating World of Ancient Papyri— Part One

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One of the things that often affects discussions about Biblical manuscripts from antiquity is assumptions about how they were made. For example, you regularly hear NT scholars say things like 'Luke's Gospel contains about the maximum number of Greek characters one could get on a single papyrus roll'. While this may or may not be true, it was always possible to glue on another roll and keep writing. The issue of space only becomes important if: 1) you're dealing with a poor person who can't … [Read more...]

Animal Crackers—- How to Start 2013 Off Right

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Reflections on Ministry and Living a Life Worthy of the Gospel— a Commencement Address

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(Dr. Leslie Andrews has just retired as the Provost of Asbury Seminary, and gave this fine address at our winter commencement last month).COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS LIVE A LIFE WORTHY OF GOD! ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY DECEMBER 7, 2012 LESLIE A. ANDREWSPresident Tennent and members of the Administration, esteemed and cherished faculty colleagues, faithful staff members, welcome guests, and honored graduates—what a day! Congratulations! Years of study, hard work, much prayer, and g … [Read more...]


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