Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama Extreme

See the title-linked article for the details.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Elaorating on DC 101 - Week 9

The articles we're reading this week deal with understanding the Bible as you read through different genres. The first article by Clinton Arnold (How to Profit from Bible Prophecy...and Othter Types of Bible Literature) speaks of narrative, poetry, wisdom, parable, and prophecy. The second article, "Who is Wisdom in Proverbs 8?", by Leland Ryken, helps us apply what the first article teaches.

Moving on to the questions, 1a-c help us consider why God includes multiple genres in the Bible, especially prophecy, poetry, and wisdom literature. 2a-b focus on the role prophets, and 3a-c focus on prophecy itself. In question 4, we have an opportunity to write some poetry, Psalm 23 in our own words. Reading a book like Phillip Keller's "A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23" is especially helpful for understanding the context of David's life as he wrote this marvelous literary work. Questions 5a-b introduce us to wisdom literature in Ecclesiastes. And finally, question 6 poses perhaps an uncomfortable and maybe NC-17 rated question regarding a passage from the Song of Solomon.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

DC 101 - Week 9 - Poetry and Prophets

As we near the end of DC 101 (only this and one more week remain), we're getting a brief introduction to Scripture. This week, our focus is on the Old Testament books of poetry and prophecy. Here is a breakdown of the workload:

Monday - Read 1 Corinthians 7-16 and Proverbs 14 and comment as appropriate
Tuesday - Read the articles in the workbook.
Wednesday - Memorize Jeremiah 29:11 - 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future' - and review previous memory verses (2 Peter 3:18, Ephesians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 5:16, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and 2 Timothy 2:15).
Thursday - Answer questions 1-3 in the workbook and review memory verses.
Friday - Answer questions 4-6 in the workbook and review memory verses.

I'll elaborate in the days to come.