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What I Read Online – 12/28/2012 (p.m.)

29 Dec
    • But now He entered the world in a new way, stooping to our level in His love and Self-revealing to us. He saw the reasonable race, the race of men that, like Himself, expressed the Father’s Mind, wasting out of existence, and death reigning over all in corruption. He saw that corruption held us all the closer, because it was the penalty for the Transgression; He saw, too, how unthinkable it would be for the law to be repealed before it was fulfilled. He saw how unseemly it was that the very things of which He Himself was the Artificer should be disappearing. He saw how the surpassing wickedness of men was mounting up against them; He saw also their universal liability to death. All this He saw and, pitying our race, moved with compassion for our limitation, unable to endure that death should have the mastery, rather than that His creatures should perish and the work of His Father for us men come to nought, He took to Himself a body, a human body even as our own.
    • Reading the Bible in 2013
    • Here’s my new single  called “The Hypostatic Union”  produced by Die-Rek. It’s the first  single off my next album, Lyrical Theology Pt. 1. Release date info  coming soon.
    • he intention of a pastoral sabbatical is to provide a time of rest, renewal, and refreshment of the pastor’s soul and his family with longevity of ministry in mind.  The pastoral sabbatical includes deliberate efforts for the pastor to grow, learn, mature, and excel all the more in his ministry upon his return.  The pastoral sabbatical is distinct from vacation time.  When the pastor uses vacation time, he is not expected to fulfill ministry obligations.  However, during the pastoral sabbatical, the pastor is charged to engage in devotional, theological, pastoral, and personal reflection and renewal.
      • This imagery of eating is where the Bible Eater [PDF download] reading plan gets its name. We read the Bible to feast on Christ, the bread of life (John 6:35).

         

        If you already have a Bible reading plan working for you, that is wonderful. Keep going. But if you desire to start reading the Bible through in a year, or have struggled with other plans, this one may be a fit for you.

         

        Here’s how the Bible Eater works:

         

        • Old Testament: Read 2 to 3 chapters per day and take 4 days off per month. Read 1 to 3 designated one-sitting Old Testament books each quarter.
        • New Testament: Read 1 chapter per day and take 4 days off per month. One gospel is assigned to each quarter and Romans and Hebrews are assigned twice across the year.

         

        Follow this rhythm and you will get through the entire Bible in one year.

         

        So far, this doesn’t sound a whole lot different than most other plans. So now I’ll unpack some of its unique features.

    • The simple answer is: what we actually need is the Bible understood in the way the original authors intended. And as soon as we say that, we need a whole bunch of tools—linguistic and theological, as well as historical—to help us cling to Scripture alone.
    • Studying history protects us from reading God’s Word only through the lens of the present century.
    • it gives voice to the questions and perspectives of times and places other than our own

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