Vacation 2017

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

After we toured the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Terry, Mitchell, Leslie, Laci, Matthew and I went to see the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History while Lauren headed back to see the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for the second time. When I came to D.C. in 1996, I wasn’t able to see the Museum… Continue reading The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

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My Book Bag: The Building on the Rock Series

This week’s book review is actually a books review – plural. I would like to tell you about The Building on the Rock Series of devotionals by Joel Beeke and Diana Kleyn. They are, in order: How God Used a Thunderstorm How God Stopped the Pirates How God Used a Snowdrift How God Used a Drought and… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Building on the Rock Series

Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Hermeneutics

This week’s term: Hermeneutics – The science of interpretation. In theology, it is the principles or laws of the science of interpretation of the Bible, especially the study of the principles of Biblical exegesis.  Last week’s term: Kerugmatology – As far as I know, this is a word of my own [Forrest L. Keener’s] origin: Greek… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Hermeneutics

Vacation 2017

The Smithsonian Museum of American History

After our tour of the United States Capitol, we headed over to see the Smithsonian Museum of American History. It has an amazing collection of both historical and pop culture items. If you can only see one Smithsonian museum on your visit to D.C., this is the one I would recommend, although they are all… Continue reading The Smithsonian Museum of American History

Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Kerugmatology

We begin Part VIII today: Words and Terms Describing the Principles of Study and Communication This week’s term: Kerugmatology – As far as I know, this is a word of my own [Forrest L. Keener’s] origin: Greek Kerugma (preaching) -ology (study). Therefore, the science or study of preaching. Last week’s term:  Pre-Wrathism – That form… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Kerugmatology

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My Book Bag: Call It Courage

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry has been on my “read aloud to the kids” list for a while. (Yes, I keep lists. Lots and lots of lists.) It has several things going for it which make it a good choice to read aloud, or for children to read themselves. It is a Newbury Medal winner. This… Continue reading My Book Bag: Call It Courage

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My Dad Wasn’t Perfect

It has been brought to my attention that I seem to have elevated my father to sainthood since his death almost thirteen years ago. Dad was actually elevated to the status of a saint when he trusted in Christ alone to save his soul, sometime in the ’70s. Psalm 116:15 says “Precious in the sight… Continue reading My Dad Wasn’t Perfect