March 13th, 2014

whoever surrenders himself in love is the freest person alive

It is 10:44 AM Thursday morning. It is 9 degrees outside but the sun is visible in the blue sky.

I got up this morning around 7:18 AM. I got up made myself a pot of coffee and messed with our main computer. After being on the computer for over an hour I got up and went to our dining room to write some crap in my paper diary.

I picked up my wife around 9 o'clock AM and when we got home we talked. My wife has gone to bed for the day. I have nothing to do today worth doing. I thought about visiting thrift stores this morning in search of used books to ADD to our library.

Last night I watched television and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM.

I have been reading this morning "The Spiritual Espousals" by John Ruusbroec.

Well more could be written but why write? I will close to drift. There is no way out.
  • Current Music
    Beck "Morning Phase"

the 1960's Antiwar Movement

It is now in the flow of the Plan of God 1:14 PM Thursday afternoon. I did find the courage to leave the house this morning to visit thrift stores. I found these used books today to ADD to our Book Collection.

"Lions of West: Heroes And Villains Of The Westward Expansion" by Robert Morgan

"Revolutionaries: A New History Of The Invention Of America" by Jack Rakove

"Slaugherhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade A Duty-Dance With Death" by Kurt Vonnegut

"Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History Of The 1960s Antiwar Movement" a Memoir by Carl Oglesby

"Feed" a novel by M. T. Anderson

"The Last September" a novel by Elizabeth Bowen

"An Equal Music" a novel by Vikram Seth

"Psycho-Analysis and Feminism" by Juliet Mitchell (I discovered when I got home I already had this interesting book in our library. I will give this book away since I already have a copy.)

Well I will close to put my new used books away. Existence keeps decaying.

I should mention that our daughter Beth and Andy her husband go into the hospital tomorrow morning to have their baby. Hopefully by tomorrow night our first grandchild will be in the world healthy and ready to begin its journey of life. I get real emotional thinking about Beth and the baby so I got to close.
  • Current Music
    Elbow "The Take Off And Landing Of Everything"

The Acts

It is 7:27 PM Thursday night. I had a normal day. I am a normal person. I live a normal middle-class Christian life in a middle-class neighborhood.

I have been down in the lower level reading on Acts and the Day of Pentecost a volume titled, "Beginning From Jerusalem" Volume 2 of the series "Christianity In The Making" by James D. G. Dunn. This morning I showed my wife books I would read while studying The Acts of the Apostles (New Testament). Here is a short list of books I showed my wife this morning on Acts.

"The Book Of The Acts" by F. F. Bruce [The New International Commentary On The New Testament]

"Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus" by David W. Pao

"Power from on High: The Spirit in Israel's Restoration and Witness in Luke-Acts" by Max Turner

"Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament" Editors G. K. Beale & D. A. Carson

"Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible" General Editor Kevin J. VanHoozer

We looked at these above books on Acts chapter 2 verse 1 "When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place."

I could spend days studying the Acts of the Apostle if I wanted to. The problem is that I can not find a solid reason. I rather read for devotions these days my new Reformation Commentary on Acts and not get deep into Acts. Today I looked at a new massive commentary on Acts by Craig Keener published by Baker Book House that I plan to look at when I am in Grand Rapids next week. From what I can gather only two volumes of this projected four massive commentary on Acts have been published thus far. I might buy next week volume One of this Acts commentary by Keener. I have already several books by Craig Keener in my library. I love studying the Bible even if I do not have anyone to share with my insights into God's Word. I am a Bible student.

Well I suppose I will close to wait for Carol to come home from the Woman's Bible Study.

Dr. Craig Keener on Pentecost
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    contemplative contemplative