December 6th, 2015

the Trinity is the gospel

It is in the flow of existence 10:22 AM Sunday morning. I can see sunlight shining on the wall in front of me. Thus far it has not been snowing. I hope we see no snow fall this month. I do not want a white Christ Mass.

My wife and I got up this morning around 6:25 AM. We had oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary. I have been reading this morning from these books for morning worship-

"The Drama Of Doctrine: A Canonical Linguistic Approach To Christian Theology" by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

"Theology and the Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account" by Kevin J. Vanhoozer & Daniel J. Treier

I have no plans for the day ahead of me. Yesterday we watched college football all day. I will be glad when the college football season is over with so I can go on to something else on Saturdays.

I have a ton of stuff I could write about, but not in the mood. I will close to read my books and go through the day.

"But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." 2 Peter 2:22

"The word of truth is the water of life, which refreshes the souls that receive it; but deceivers spread and promote error, and are set forth as empty, because there is no truth in them. As clouds hinder the light of the sun, so do these darken counsel by words wherein there is no truth. Seeing that these men increase darkness in this world, it is very just that the mist ofdarkness should be their portion in the next. In the midst of their talk of liberty, these men are the vilest slaves; their own lusts gain a complete victory over them, and they are actually in bondage. When men are entangled, they are easily overcome; therefore Christians should keep close to the word of God, and watch against all who seek to bewilder them. A state of apostacy is worse than a state of ignorance. To bring an evil report upon the good way of God, and a false charge against the way of truth, must expose to the heaviest condemnation. How dreadful is the state here described! Yet though such a case is deplorable, it is not utterly hopeless; the leper may be made clean, and even the dead may be raised. Is thy backsliding a grief to thee? Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved." Matthew Henry Commentary
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Little Redfish Lake campground

It is in the flow 6:52 PM Sunday night. I am down in the lower level looking at my books and doing a load of wash.

I have been looking at a massive biography on the life and time of the poet Richard Brautigan titled, "Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan" by William Hjortsberg (852 pages). I was reading this very interesting biography this year, but got side tracked and never finished it. I am only on page 179 in this biography. It is one of the best biographies I have read on the poetry scene in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60's and 70's- very exhaustive.

I do not remember why I came down here in the first place. Now I remember why I came down here- I was thinking of quoting from a book I was reading earlier this evening titled, "Theology As Discipleship" by Keith L. Johnson. But now I am not in the mood to quote or really write anything. I am burnt out I suppose. I feel slightly sick to my stomach tonight.

I recommend these books for morning devotions-

"Introducing Theological Interpretation Of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice" by Daniel J. Treier

"Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward A Hermeneutic For Theological Interpretation" essays by A. K. M. Adam, Stephen E. Fowl, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, and Francis Watson

"The Character of Theology: An Introduction To Its Nature, Task, and Purpose" by John R. Franke

I will close to feel sick. I am over tired and stressed out. In the end does it really matter how many books I consume in one year.
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