Sunday, December 26, 2010

Conversation for the end of Chapter 5

In our discussion today, I mentioned a quotation from William Blake. Here's the text I cited:

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.
 
This actually comes from a much longer poem entitled "Auguries of Innocence", and you can see the whole of it at http://www.artofeurope.com/blake/bla3.htm.

I also mentioned a book entitled Well-Intentioned Dragons, written by Marshall Shelley. You can obtain a used copy for a good price at http://www.bookfinder.com.

As always, I count it a privilege to be able to study God's Word with friends, and wish you an excellent and blessed week!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sermon in chapel at NU - Christ's cry of abandonment

I've been asked for a link to a sermon I recently preached in chapel at NU (Dec 6th, 2010) from the last portion of Mark's Gospel. I focused primarily on Christ's cry of abandonment on the cross, discussing whether he was indeed abandoned by his Father, and what this means for us in situations of stress.

The mp3 file is available at http://eagle.northwestu.edu/chapel_mp3/20101206.mp3.

Blessings on you and yours in this most marvelous of seasons!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Links for podcasts in iTunes

For anyone who would like to listen in on the discussion from our class sessions, you can do so in iTunes by clicking on

itpc://panopto.northwestu.edu/Panopto/Podcast/Podcast.ashx?courseid=1c9436a0-d6b2-48ec-869d-ace7f4113d9c&type=mp4

If you prefer to use a different RSS reader, the link for that is

http://panopto.northwestu.edu/Panopto/Podcast/Podcast.ashx?courseid=1c9436a0-d6b2-48ec-869d-ace7f4113d9c&type=mp4

Now for the fine print:

You are welcome to listen to these, to engage in conversation on the sessions here on this blog or elsewhere (I have heard of a Bible study group that uses these as part of their study), but no commercial use may be made of them. Basically, you can't sell them or claim them as your own - the copyright  belongs to someone else (me, in this case).

Thanks!

Opening the door...

In response to a request from fellow students of the Scriptures (currently referring to our class in Hebrews, but open to any who are interested...) I'm starting a blog which enables "a conversation among fellow seekers", as our title suggests. Pretty much anything which contributes to our community is fair game, although the specific request was a venue where we could continue our discussion from Bible study together. A couple of ground rules, which may be modified as needed:
1. Please - no ad hominen attacks. I expect that we'll disagree with each other at times (could identical clones really have community??), but while you can challenge ideas, no attacking the person. "I disagree with your faith in Star Trek" is okay; "I think you're stupid" is not.
2. I reserve the right to moderate or limit comments if they would be offensive to the community. I hope that we'll have uncomfortable discussions, but I'm going to step in if I consider something to be rude, blasphemous, degrading, demeaning, and the like.

With those necessary but also awkward stipulations out of the way, welcome to the conversation!