Thursday, March 2

Round the Sphere Again

We have a theme running through these first links, it seems.

  • Kim of Hiraeth meditates on The Beauty of the Bible.
    And, oh!--the wisdom of God in revealing Himself and His ways in written form! Being written, it is preserved, set, defended from alteration or modification. Being written, we can study it, meditate upon it, hold it in our hands, take it along with us, share it, give it, rely upon it's familiar and comfortable passages, be forced to face the difficult and convicting challenges.

  • Then Arch Van Devender of Theologica examines the necessity of Scripture, and tells us that it is in scripture alone that the necessary information for salvation is provided.
    As an integrated whole, each segment in organic relation to all others, the Scriptures present to our eyes the nature of the Holy Creator and Redeeming God who has seen fit to enter into history and reveal Himself and His will to man by His Sovereign direction and decree. It is through the multi-faceted commentary on how He works in history that man's sense of God is awakened.

  • Next up, Jollyblogger has a few thoughts on The Proper Use of the Bible.

  • Dan Phillips of Pyromaniacs tells us why hermeneutics is so important in Hermeneutics: it's not life or death... right?
    The Bible is God's unfolding Word, and it is God's Word to us. He speaks to be heard, and understood. Hence its meaning is not a matter for secret-club decoder-rings, arcane rituals, and secret councils composed of a different class. It is to be understood according to the normal canons of language.

  • This week's Carnival of Beauty is on the Bible as well. Thanks to Just Marla for hosting it .
    Now for lighter fare:

  • Via Violet comes this: An entire blog devoted to wax, boogers and phlegm. It manages to be informative, funny, and a little repulsive, all at the same time. Exactly my kind of blog. For a sample post, try this one about the uvula, which is the "dangly-downie-thingie (sorry for all the medical jargon) in the back of your throat": Whovula?

  • If that was too icky for your tastes, there's always the little laughing quads. HT: Random Musings.

  • Don't tell me you still need a pick-me-up! Okay, I got this from Ian. See if it works for you.

    The painting is Old Woman Reading a Bible, done around 1630 by Gerrit Dou, one of Rembrandt's students. Some say it is intentionally pointing to two Solas of the Reformation. Can you name them? Hint: She's reading the story of Zaccheus. You can see the picture of him in the tree better if you click the image for the larger version.

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