Archives for Aug 10, 2009 @ 17:22

Another Plass-ism

Yet one more witty definition from Adrian Plass, Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation: A Humorous Antidote for the Pharisee in All of Us : King James Version: form in which the Bible was originally written in seventeenth-century English. Later translated into Hebrew and Greek for some obscure reason and then tranlsated back again into those ridiculous [Read More…]

Breakfast Can Wait

My morning routine on days we are home: wake up around 5:30am, shower etc, stroll into the kitchen, turn on the coffee machine and put coffee in the portafilter, put some yogurt and oats in a small bowl, pick up my cell phone (iPhone), and wander to the back porch where I open up my [Read More…]


In our first post of the day I mentioned a few of Adrian Plass’s funny definitions in Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation: A Humorous Antidote for the Pharisee in All of Us and here’s another: My Bible says … : oddly possessive prelude to disagreeing with someone else’s interpretation of Scripture. One more. Parables: stories that [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 5

We are looking at the Book of Acts, and we are looking at Acts through the lens of “mission,” and we are looking at the Book of Acts with the help of Beverly Gaventa’s commentary on Acts (The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries) ). We are in Acts 2, the Story of [Read More…]

Genesis One 4

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. One reason why this book will be read, digested, and influential is because Walton chose to take one theme per chapter, keep his chps short, and make the [Read More…]

Christian Humor

Adrian Plass, the book cover says, is a “bemused Anglican.” I can’t imagine any other kind today, except for the fuming sort who toss down their BCP and say, “I’ve had enough.” Anyway, Adrian’s not that second kind, as can be seen in his hilarious new book called Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation: A Humorous Antidote [Read More…]