Monthly Archives: December 2011

Top 11 Posts from 2011

2011 was my first full year of blogging. Thanks for stopping by. Here’s the top 11 posts in 2011 in terms of hits. Several of these posts had key words that were often searched, vaulting them to the top. Doctrine … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Sweets

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Today has been an outstanding Christmas day at the grandparents’ house in Memphis. We have been blessed to be able to worship at church, eat great food, spend time with family and open presents. Yesterday, before we trekked south, we … Continue reading

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The Use of Analogy in the OT Law

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In my last post¬†entitled Embodied Principles in the Old Testament, I spoke about the authority of the OT to provide practical insights into godly living today. This can be accomplished through a process of deriving principles from the Law and … Continue reading

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Embodied Principles in the Old Testament

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I was listening to John Goldingay in an iTunes U. lecture on the law in the Pentateuch, a subject which continues to hold my interest. He spoke about a method of interpretation that is common in dealing with the OT … Continue reading

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Reverence for God’s Name

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I have been aware for some time of the Jewish practice to omit the name of God in oral speech. This tradition stems from the third word in the Decalogue, which states, You shall not take the name of the … Continue reading

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My Restoration Heritage

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You can say that the restoration vision of the NT Christianity runs deep in my blood, spanning 5 generations and stretching back to a generation or two after its inception in North America. The first convert in my direct line … Continue reading

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