Sunday Thoughts – 7/5

It was raining this morning – but we still headed out to the park to have a family devotional and to feed the ducks. We read in Matthew 6, where in we are told not to share our good deeds with the world. Too many braggarts as it is, don’t you think? I mean, look at Christ – rarely did He declared who He was – that was left to us. Let others sound the trumpets for what we do, if they so choose, but let us simply do the goodness which we can and keep our mouths shut about it.

The Biblioblog Top 50 has announced three new blogs:

  • Klaas Spronk’s Weblog – Prof Spronk is currently working on a Hellenistic text called the Book of Judges (שפטים). He’s been blogging for a year, but we’ve only just discovered his blog. You don’t speak Dutch? You could do worse than Google’s translator – just enter the URL and choose Dutch to English.
  • Biblical Paths examines ‘biblical archaeology,’ and is run by South African crusader against ‘biblical minimalism’, Stephen Smuts.
  • The European Association of Biblical Studies have set up a blog to provide information about the 2009 EABS conference.

I’ve subscribed to Stephen (not reading Dutch and not heading to Europe any time soon, as well as wanting a different take on Biblical Archaeology) and I hope that you will take the time to read him a bit as well.

I have really been lacking on what I desire to do – I want to record a few podcasts, write a few posts, but life has gotten in the way lately. I apologize for that, but this week looks rather clear, so I should be able to get a few things done.

It has truly been a long few weeks, but it is better around here, so maybe I will get to carry out a few of my schemes.

I hope that all is well with you, dear readers, praying that it is so. There are so many hurting in this world, and so many within my direct reach, that I have to wonder what will be lain at our feet at Judgment – have we become guilty of withholding the gospel from others? Perhaps due to laziness, or even jealously. There are some who withhold the gospel because they do not want to dilute their power. Do we become that? Or do we shake things up every now and then and just go preach the Gospel?

Well, my friends, I hope you have a good week.

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