Daily Archives: April 22, 2011

Joy That Got Jesus Through Pain

These are just some musings on where I am spiritually and religiously.  I haven’t really had much of an opportunity to talk about this because I’ve been blogging through my academic reading. I went to church on Thursday night because … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Religion

Finishing Lemche’s Ancient Israel

I finished Niels Peter Lemche’s Ancient Israel.  I have four items: 1. I was disappointed with something that Lemche said on page 216: “The Old Testament mentions a few examples of human sacrifice; thus, for example, in 2 Kings 3, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Environment, Religion

For Earth Day 2011

For Earth Day, I’d like to quote from pages 84-85 of C.S. Lewis’ Reflections on the Psalms.  Lewis is discussing Psalm 104: “Of course this appreciation of, almost this sympathy with, creatures useless or hurtful or wholly irrelevant to man, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Environment, Psalms, Religion

Collins on the Decalogue

In this post, I’ll write about the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20, according to Raymond Collins in his article on the “Ten Commandments” in the Anchor Bible Dictionary.  Collins states the following: “Each of the biblical versions of the Ten … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion