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My wife has been reviewing her blog entries for the last several years. Here is one from a few years ago.

#1 is soooo much like his father. I heard this conversation the other day: #2: It’s like being put in Juvey! #3: What’s Juvey? #2: Juvenile Hall. #3: What’s Juvenile Hall? #1: It’s like prison for kids, only worse. They don’t have any libraries! I thought to myself, that is probably what Hubby thinks Hell is…life with no libraries.

I do like my books.

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What Biblical Scholars Do

I liked this post from Pete Enns. Not everyone understands what it means to be a biblical scholar. Pete makes the analogy of putting together a puzzle. Some think they have all the pieces already. Some believe they know in advance what the picture is. Making sense out of the Bible is not always easy. We would like it do be. We even look for simplicity in our answers. “That’s what it says, that’s what I believe.” But, does the Bible really say that?

This past semester was particularly rough. I started offering my class, Introduction to the New Testament,¬†as a hybrid. This took additional time formatting the new website for the course, creating additional content, and monitoring the usage by students. This took a lot more time than I expected. I still have more work to do on the Old Testament course. I have a better idea of how things work, but I’ve still got a lot to learn.

I’m also working on a new sermon series. I asked the congregation if they had any questions they would like answered. These questions can be about God, the church, spiritual growth, spiritual disciplines. Any questions they had about theology or religion are encouraged. I’ll answer these questions in sermons in July and maybe August.

If you have any questions, let me know. I’ll do my best to answer them.