April 1st, 2016

when he envisions Christian existence, his conception is communally oriented

It is in the flow 9:18 AM Friday morning here by Lake Michigan. Outside this morning it is cold and gray. It is suppose to snow and rain the next couple of days. So I made it to April 1, 2016, unbelievable!

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. Carol my wife had gotten up around 4 o'clock AM. We went out for breakfast this morning.

When we got back from eating out for breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and now I am writing in my online diaries. Carol went to a dentist appointment this morning. I am having a hard time staying awake this morning.

Yesterday I basically read my books all day. I am trying to finish reading the novel, "The Good Apprentice" by Iris Murdoch.

a book review "The Good Apprentice" by Harold Bloom
https://www.nytimes.com/books/98/12/20/specials/murdoch-apprentice.html

I have no plans for the day. My wife goes back to work tonight so she will sleep all day. It ought to be a super quiet for me today. I have tons of books to read so existence should be normal for me throughout this day.

Yesterday I did go for a walk at VanRaatle Farm county park. The Black River was roaring through the park yesterday.

I have been reading this morning the book, "The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective" Edited by Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica.

I will close to go through this day.

Black River
VanRaalte Farm
  • Current Music
    The Body & Full Of Hell "One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache"

books on my main desk 4/1/2016

The Bible

"Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God In Scripture" by Craig G. Bartholomew

"The Holy Trinity In The Life Of The Church" Edited By Khaled Anatolios

"Gospel Of Glory: Major Themes In Johannine Theology" by Richard Buckham

"Scripture And Tradition: What the Bible Really Says" by Edith M. Humphrey

"Justification and the Gospel: Understanding The Contexts And Controversies" by R. Michael Allen

"Dangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning From The Psychology Of Ancient Monks" by Dennis Okholm

"The Glory of God" Edited By Christopher W. Morgan & Robert A. Peterson

"Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures" Editor D. A. Carson

"Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation" by Michael Allen & Scott R. Swain

"Making All Things New: Inaugurated Eschatology for the Life of the Church" by Benjamin L. Gladd & Matthew S. Harmon

"Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies" Editors Stephen J. Wellum & Brent E. Parker

"The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective" Edited by Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica

"The Presence Of God: Its Place In The Storyline Of Scripture And The Story Of Our Lives" by J. Ryan Lister

"Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants" by Peter J. Gentry & Stephen J. Wellum

"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 Preface and Books 1-5" Gregory the Great (Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO/Introduction by Mark DelCogliano)

"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 Books 6-10" Gregory the Great (Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO/Introduction by Mark DelCogliano)
  • Current Music
    The Body & Full Of Hell "One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache"

the text has hermeneutical autonomy

It is now in the eternal life flow 3:48 PM Friday afternoon Eastern Standard Time. The sun decided to come out today, but it very cold. I should be outside someplace enjoying the sunny weather. I thought of driving out to Lake Michigan and taking some photos, but decided it was to risky. I am safe here in my cell. Out there it is dangerous for old saints.

Carol did not get home till 3 o'clock PM from her appointment with our Money Man and going to a grocery store. She is now sleeping because she works the next two nights.

I have been basically reading my books and forcing myself to stay awake. I made a fresh pot of coffee to drink so as to keep my eyeballs open. It is tragic to be spiritually blind.

I have been greatly enjoying reading the book, "Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God In Scripture" by Craig G. Bartholomew today. I highly recommend this book to all those who love reading and studying the Word of God the Bible.

There is not much else to report this afternoon. Existence keeps flowing by.

cardnal
  • Current Music
    Oranssi Pazuzu 'Varahtelija'