Friday, January 30, 2004

A Brand New Look

I've been playing around with templates tonight. I found a new template generator that I really like at

Saturday, January 24, 2004

David Rohl's New Chronology

Just got back from a series of lectures by Dr. David Rohl. He has published books and articles that revolutionize the chronology of the Old Testament. Traditionally scholars have dated Egyptian pharaohs based on Biblical dates. His thesis uses archaeological evidence from Egypt to date the pharoahs within Egypt - then matches this information up with Biblical dates and events.

So Ramses II is not the contemporary of Moses. Shoshenk I is not the pharaoh who sacked the temple in Jerusalem. Good stuff. Controversial in archaeology circles. New evidence can be threatening.


Friday, January 23, 2004

This site was recommended on In Season Christian Librarian. Looks like a good site for readers' advisory.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Mel Gibson visits NEPC

Well, not actually. We had a teleconference at church last night from the Global Pastors Network. It featured Reinhard Bonnke, D. James Kennedy, and a taped message from Bill Bright.

Never heard of Reinhard Bonnke before, but he was riveting! Get out and spread the gospel.

Mel Gibson talked about his new movie "The Passion of the Christ". Looked nervous in front of all those pastors. Hoping to see this movie at the end of February.
So Many Books...So Little Time

My lastest reading problem is for my Ecclesiastical History II class. I have to find a book either by an historical figure from 1500 - 2004 or about an historical figure from 1500 - 2004.

There are too many choices.

I'm soliciting suggestions from some friends and pastors. I'll pick one to read and have a nice bibliography to work through afterward.

What a wonderful dilemma!

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Books & Culture Corner: The Top Ten Books of 2003 - Books & Culture

I've read Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire. Definitely one of my favorite books of 2003.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Top Ten Christian History 'Starter Books' - Christian History provides links to encyclopedias, atlases, and entry level texts for studying the history of Christianity.
Catholic Treasury's Library also has a large collection of classic works of the Catholic Church.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library has a terrific selection of electronic books from the early Church Fathers into the 20th century.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

What happened to December?
Sort of dropped everything for Advent and Christmas - no time to blog.

It was a busy end of semester with papers to write, a timeline due, and finishing my textbooks.

I gave myself a gift of a Bible study notebook and I'm now working my way through the gospel of Matthew. Instead of read the Bible in a year, I'm spending more time in each book.