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When to have “The Talk” with your kids…

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

No. Not that talk.
When do you talk to your kids about Star Wars?

This has me thinking along several lines. When do you introduce a kid to Lord of the Rings? Do you start them off with The Hobbit or the Silmarillion?
Related to this question is how do you introduce people to the story of redemption? [...]

Testing testing 123

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

It’s been almost a year since I last posted to this blog. Perhaps I should pick up and start posting again.

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary OT - Review

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I was fortunate enough to ‘win’ a little contest at the Koinonia blog that offered folks a free volume of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on the Old Testament (ZIBBCOT) in return for writing a review. I received vol. 2, covering Joshua (Richard S. Hess), Judges (Daniel I. Block), Ruth (Dale W. Manor), and [...]

So Much for Straw - new James biblioblog

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Patrick Woods, a student at Truett Seminary (of Baylor University) has recently started blogging on the Epistle of James at So Much for Straw. Looks like some interesting stuff.

Blackman’s Mishnah & Commentary

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I just came across PDF’s of Philip Blackman’s, Mishnayoth (in Six Volumes). Each volume in this set contains the pointed Hebrew text, introductions, translation and various appendices and supplements. (This is the first edition, there has since been a revised and expanded edition with an index volume.)

Zeraim, London: Mishna Press, 1951
Moed, New York: Judaica Press, [...]

Old in the New Personality Quiz?

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Well, it’s not realy a “personality quiz” as much as it is an opinion quiz. Anyway, it was fun to take a look at this quiz provided by Zondervan in light of the forthcoming Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Walt Kaiser, Darrell Bock and Peter Enns. This looks [...]

. . . but by prayer . . .

Monday, September 15th, 2008

David Ker, at Lingamish, writes a stunning poem about our submersion in a media-consumerism-driven culture and our tendency to completely ignore the dark realities of this present age. The title is “While I was watching reality TV” and the opening line is “Reality was happening.” It’s worth a read. Unfortunately the poem describes all too [...]


Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Matthew Butterick, an attorney and former typeface designer, has put together a guide to “Typography for Lawyers.” I’ve always had a fascination with typography. The site, as its name implies, is geared towards those in the law profession, but it’s applicable to anyone who’s putting together a document for others to read. As A.K.M.Adam notes:
…a [...]

A new look for Old in the New

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Well, I finally did it. I switched over to WordPress. So far, so good. To the left is a screenshot of the new look (for those folks who use a reader to read this blog). I’ve even added the “Scripturizer” which turns any biblical reference written in a post into a link to the English [...]

Here I Stand

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

I came across this little poem the other day. I wrote it back when I was in Bible college. Don’t worry, I don’t plan on quitting my day job.
“Here I Stand”
Here I stand at the edge of existenceLooking back at the scape of my mind,The snow capped mountains robed in wonder,The dark, dank demons of [...]