Archives for Jan 17, 2013 @ 19:06

Quote of the Day

Juan Williams: “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said. “If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to [Read More…]

Around here we no longer eat…

… food or meat or milk or yogurt or bread or fish or burger or vegetables or peas or red pepper or tomatoes. Here’s why: Over Christmas Kris and I spent lots of time with Jonathan and Kari (our niece), two health freaks. Jonathan is the man lifting Kari. She’s “planking” and Jonathan — right [Read More…]


From Alex Balk: Okay, sure, yes, it’s been hot. And I know: “Blah blah blah hurricanes!” It’s past the point where you can brush off the fact that we’re having 100-year storms every other week by putting it down to coincidence. And okay, the poor polar bears, it’s tough times for them. Drought, famine and pestilence [Read More…]

The Evangelical Split: Tony Campolo says it’s coming

Tony Campolo says evangelicalism will split — Red Letter folks vs. the rest. When the Red Letter Christian movement got underway, there was a sense that the Evangelical community, in general, had become overly focused on the theological issues raised in the Pauline Epistles.  Without any desire to diminish the significance of theology, we recognized [Read More…]

Soon and Very Soon (RJS)

I am mourning this week as a fellow faculty member and long time (5+ year) attender of our church died last week, not in the fullness of age as we read in Isaiah 65:20, but at my age. He wasn’t a close friend, but he and his family had been to our house for dinner [Read More…]

Brilliant Translation Decision

In working through the edits for the commentary on the Sermon on the Mount I saw a change in the NIV 2011 I had not noticed because when the 2011 came out I was already beyond Matthew 5:31-32. I have read the NIV 2011 on the Sermon a number of times but this one translation [Read More…]