Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dashmiel’s Jealousy

I read pages 1-54 of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story last night.  I had a difficult time getting into it, to tell you the truth, but I’ll persevere and hope that I start to like it better over time.  I’ll also … Continue reading

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Donaldson: Three Views on Gentiles and the Torah

I started Terence Donaldson’s Paul and the Gentiles.  In my reading today, Donaldson talks about Jewish beliefs about the relationship of Gentiles to the Torah.  Donaldson goes into five points-of-view within Second Temple Judaism, and I read about the first … Continue reading

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Reformation Sunday

Today is Reformation Sunday, but my church did not mention it.  To be honest, I don’t care.  I think that the debate between Protestants and Catholics over justification is primarily about semantics.  There are Protestants who like to run their … Continue reading

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Finishing The Stand

Yesterday, I finished Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  There were many things that stood out to me in yesterday’s reading, but I will focus on two issues: 1.  Prayer was an issue that came up more … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Coincidences and Service

There were two things that stood out to me at church this morning: 1.  We had beautiful guitar music.  The man who played the guitar and led us in song told us of a time when he and his wife … Continue reading

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Larry Leaves Romans 7 and Enters Romans 8

Last night, I read pages 1052-1104 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  In this post, I will talk about Larry Underwood. Larry has interested me as I’ve read this book because I can identify with his … Continue reading

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Psalm 48

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 48 and its interpreters.  I have two items: 1.  I have encountered the same kinds of interpretations of Psalm 48 that I have for other Psalms: that the … Continue reading

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Looks and Character, Fear and Love, Life Is Valuable, Confidence Builder, Cleansing

Last night, I read pages 1001-1052 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition. Here are some jewels from last night’s reading: 1.  On page 1002, Lloyd thinks “of how nice it would be if Julie Lawry’s firm, … Continue reading

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Finishing Westerholm’s Book on the “Lutheran” Paul

I finished Stephen Westerholm’s Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics.  I have two items: 1.  An issue that I have revisited continually has been whether Paul believed that the Torah was for Israel only, … Continue reading

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A Positive Impression (with Reservations); Flagg’s Feet of Clay

Last night, I read pages 950-1000 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  I have two items: 1.  My comments on this item will overlap with my post on The Stand for yesterday. Yesterday, I said that … Continue reading

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