January 28th, 2015

Jesus as the key with which to interpret the Old Testament Scripture

It is 8:33 AM Wednesday morning in the flow of existence. It is another cold sunny morning here in West Michigan. It is a blessing to wake up to blue skies in a world covered with poisonous gases/the earth being cooked to extinction.

I got up this morning around 6:47 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and made myself a bowl of oatmeal. Next I messed with our main computer and then wrote a couple pages in my paper diary.

I have no plans for the day ahead of me.

I got out these books to read this morning for devotions-

"Language For God In Patristic Tradition: Wrestling With Biblical Anthropomorphism" by Mark Sheridan

"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 "Preface and Books 1-5" by Gregory the Great

"God Has Spoken: A History Of Christian Theology" by Gerald Bray

"We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ" Volume 2 [Ancient Christian Doctrine] Edited by John Anthony McGuckin

Last night I mainly read "Watergate" a novel by Thomas Mallon. I watched a little television last night and was in bed by 11 o'clock PM. Existence keeps flowing.

I suppose I will close to read and wait for my wife to come home from work. All we can do is pray.
  • Current Music
    Daft Punk "Homework"

Holland State Park Lake Michigan

This morning our daughter-in-law Emily and baby Josie drove over from Grand Rapids to visit with Papa. We visited thrift stores and then went downtown Holland for lunch. After lunch we drove out to Lake Michigan because Emily loves Lake Michigan and I wanted to take some pictures. After visiting Holland State Park we drove back to our place. Emily fed Josie and then they left to go home to GR. Carol and I plan to visit Caleb, Emily and Josie this coming Friday weather permitting.

Holland State Park

Holland State Park

Holland State Park

Big Red Lighthouse
  • Current Music
    Ryan Adams self-titled

Holland State Park Lake Michigan

I forgot to mention earlier that today when Emily, Josie and I visited thrift stores I found only one used book to buy to add to our library-

"Man In The Dark" a novel by Paul Auster

Paul Auster Collection

In the mail today I received two books I had ordered recently-

"Commentary on Hebrews" (Biblical Theology For Christian Proclamation) by Thomas R. Schreiner

"The Letters Of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr." Edited by Andrew Schlesinger & Stephen Schlesinger

Holland State Park

Holland State Park

Holland State Park

Holland State Park
  • Current Music
    Caribou "Our Love"

the transmission of the apostolic tradition

I am in my main study looking at these books-

"Commentary On Hebrews" (Biblical Theology For Christian Proclamation) by Thomas R. Schreiner

"Reading The Old Testament With The Ancient Church: Exploring the Formation of Early Christian Thought" by Ronald E. Heine

"The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement" by Michael J. Gorman

"The Second Letter To The Corinthians" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by Mark A. Seifrid

"Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness" by Richard B. Hays

"Creeds, Councils, And Christ: Did the early Christian misrepresent Jesus?" by Gerald Bray

"History and Spirit: The Understanding Of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac

"Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery" by G. K. Beale & Benjamin L. Gladd

"A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology" by J. Richard Middleton

I am thinking of being in bed by 10:30 PM tonight. I am feeling pretty wasted tonight. Tomorrow I plan to just sit and let my mind rest.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative