Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Friday, November 07, 2003

Today I am getting organized to write an article for the Chafer Seminary Journal. The subject will concern the Sea Monster passages of the Old Testament. I am reading several books on Ancient Near Eastern Mythology, and also translations of the comparative myths from Mesopotamia. The ultimate aim is to establish some identities of demonic personages and relate them to the final judgment at the Great White Throne Revelation. Lots of reading and outlining to do before I even get to the writing part. I haven't written formally in a long time, so I imagine I will be rusty.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

I am recovering from near-catastrophic computer problems. I am glad to say that I did not lose any data, even though I have spent the last couple of days reinstalling. More blogging on the way...

...also I have been summoned for jury duty in early December. Usually lawyers don't like have conservative pastors on their juries, and as a result I have never actually served on a committee of twelve.

I should begin gearing up toward the resumption of the Life of Christ series, after a two year hiatus. During the interim I have taught Christian Basics and Marriage. 1 Corinthians 7 and the doctrine of Divorce are all that remain in the latter doctrine before its completion.
Jane Eyre's Marital Idyll:
"I have now been married ten years. I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest - blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husbands’s life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am: ever more absolutely bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. I know no wearness of my Edward’s society: he knows none of mine, any more than we each do of the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms; consequently, we are ever together. To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long: to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character - perfect concord is the result."