Open Blogging Uncategorized Add comments Apr 132018 It’s all yours today… Related 23 Responses to “Open Blogging” Duane Arnold says: April 13, 2018 at 11:35 am It may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I’ve been greatly enjoying reading David Bentley Hart’s translation of the New Testament. He promised that it would be a “pitilessly literal translation” with grammatical and tense errors faithfully represented. It is certainly quirky, but I think it does capture some of the “strangeness” of early Christian proclamation. I loved the translation of John 1:14 in which the ‘Logos pitched his tent among us”. While I won’t use it as my preferred translation, I’ll certainly call upon it as a regular reference in Bible study… Pineapple Head says: April 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm Bill Hybels sped up his retirement from October to yesterday. “I feel released from this role.” Same language Mark Driscoll used when slither away from the Mars Hill dumpster fire. Josh the Baptist says: April 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm David Platt made everyone mad at Together 4 the Gospel yesterday. It was awesome. Pineapple Head says: April 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm What did Platt do? Pineapple Head says: April 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm Is this the Platt story? https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/april/preaching-on-racism-platt.html JoelG says: April 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm “Logos pitched his tent among us”. That’s great! 🙂 Jean says: April 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm How much of the push back against Platt do you think was because the topic was racism, and how much was because the law was preached in its 2nd use (unto repentance), as opposed to its 3rd use as a guide? Josh the Baptist says: April 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm All racism jean. He could have applied those verses to abortion or homosexuality and it would be amens all around. John 20:29 says: April 13, 2018 at 7:36 pm It is time to lift this administration up to the Throne of God in prayer – pray that God give them strength and discernment to do His will, to bless and not curse us – no matter your political leanings… Pray for the children in the Syrian areas as we try to take out the means to inflict them with chemical attacks… It makes no sense IMV to think that our nation can do what God, Himself cannot/will not do. Barring a miracle of God, it feels like the same old story being prolonged…. But we do not want this to escalate, nonetheless. The more we pray, the better, eh? Or so it seems to me tonight….. Josh the Baptist says: April 13, 2018 at 7:46 pm Amen. I’m with em. dusty says: April 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm So far this is such a cold spring….we are at 36 degrees now and suposed to get snow on monday. Ugh! We have two seasons here….snow and construction. Lol. Dan from Georgia says: April 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm dusty, In Minneapolis, where I come from, they got 9+ inches of snow today. In April. Mid April. Supposed to be around 57. Ugh. Not my kind of spring. 80 here in the ATL today. dusty says: April 14, 2018 at 5:24 pm Dan, i would love to have some of your temps. Lol. Looks like another month of cold for us. Lol Dan from Georgia says: April 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm Yikes! Another month?!? There is a good reason I left Minnesota other than a job transfer. John 20:29 says: April 14, 2018 at 6:10 pm #13- Look at it this way: snow is better than mud and the weeds aren’t growing yet. 😘 We had our 41st annual swallowfest up here today. – grey, but no snow or rain, my daughter was queen (the king or queen is the person who comes closest to guessing the date the swallows show up) Trouble was she was called in for an emergency, spent the whole night working …. But she put on her feathers, borrowed a pony and did the gig… Just a little community event, but this year over a hundred motorcycles showed up…. 🐦🐦🐦 ? It seemed strange with the other side of the world suffering so much real pain and chaos…. You could convince me that the end of the age is near, but i’m not buying MLD’s expectation…. not saying he’s wrong, just doesn’t come together the way i’m expecting…. But the way he presents dispensation/millenium views i can see why he not buying that one either God keep all Martin Luther's Disciple says: April 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm I don’t know how I come up in a conversation about cold spring weather – but Em, you do believe dispensational end times thought exactly the way I describe them. Just the fact that anytime someone burps in the Middle East you jump to end times discussion. You believe in a line are, literal reading of Revelation with the future of ethnic, national Israel at the center as the Church gets removed. But nice try. Martin Luther's Disciple says: April 14, 2018 at 6:41 pm Line are above should read linear. dusty says: April 15, 2018 at 9:19 am Congratulations, John20:29on your daughter being crown queen of the day! How fun! You are right better a little snow than what is going on elsewhere! Jim says: April 15, 2018 at 9:44 am So Syria. https://www.ecowatch.com/syria-another-pipeline-war-1882180532.html Duane Arnold says: April 15, 2018 at 10:03 am #19 Jim My wife and I heard him speak on this a few years back. Made sense then, makes even more sense now… Thanks for posting this. John 20:29 says: April 15, 2018 at 11:06 am Actually peace in the middle east would be more ominous than wars and rumors and… burps. 😏 Stay safe in these Spring storms…. they are a force…. for good or evil, i’m not sure Martin Luther's Disciple says: April 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm Personally I think we should have no presence, zero, nada in the Middle East. John 20:29 says: April 15, 2018 at 12:52 pm I agree with #22 – but i’ve also noticed that God often works outside our common sense. 🙆 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.