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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
September 5th, 2014 by Joel Watts

country music and the bible – Ecclesiastes and “Are the Good Times Really Over For Good?”

Except for the last part of the book, which is clearly added…

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


3 Responses to “country music and the bible – Ecclesiastes and “Are the Good Times Really Over For Good?””
  1. joezias says

    Tell Merle to stop feeling sorry for himself and do what Hank Williams jr does with the classic reality check, ‘All my rowdy frnds are coming over tonite’….

  2. Evidence of a slow Tuesday:
    Eccles 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.


  3. Kohelet spoke to this song 2000 years ago. His words still ring true.”

    “Do not say the past was better than the present for that is a foolish perspective.”
    “When times are good be happy and when bad times come, remember that God created both.”
    “I believe we should enjoy our food and find satisfaction in our work during each day of life God gives us—for this is our lot. If God provides us with money and possessions and also grants the ability to enjoy them by accepting our lot and being happy in our work, this is God’s gift to us. If we accept it, we will seldom look regretfully on our past, because God will keep us occupied with joyful hearts.”

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