Friday, November 14, 2003

In my early twenties, I was a member of a bible study led by a man named Cliff. Cliff was a renaissance man. He knew something about almost everything. He built houses and furniture. He handcrafted Bowie knives. He worked in leather. He loved God. He loved God's Word. He taught us to love God's Word.

One of the ways he taught us to get a handle on concepts was through DIA (Define, Identify, Apply). First, you define the term, understanding its denotation and range of meaning. Next, you discover identifying characteristics of the concept, answering the question, "How will you know it when you see it?" Finally, you apply the concept by answering the question, "How does it look in real life?"

As I walked to campus this morning I decided to begin thinking through my Ecclesiology paper using Cliff's DIA. First step is to define ecclesia. More on that later.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Ten Commandments Judge Removed From Bench

This is sad.
Laura`s Mind: The Fotolog--Pictures of the Compton Flood

I had the 'privilege' of being in the floods last night on the way home. Thankfully I was in a well-driven MTA 125 bus (thanks to the driver of bus#1052, who did a great job under lots of stress) and didn't get very wet. On the other hand, the pictures show the story--lots of people in those neighborhoods and lots of people driving through the area are going to be doing lots of clean-up in houses, business, and cars.

Oddly, going through the same area this morning, you would never know anything happened--at least not from the outside.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Woman locked husband naked in bathroom for three years

This is wierd.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Girl Scouts in Alaska who trap, skin beavers

Now, if my Girl Scout troop had a trapping option, I probably would have gone on to become a Cadet, instead of dropping out after Juniors. This is SCOUTING!! I'm just glad I had parents who taught me how to slaughter and skin animals for food (gross, I know, but hey, I had mid-western, semi-rural parents--a good thing for a kid who grew up in the sub-urbs of Los Angeles.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Room 209

This is a blog by students in the Chicago Public Schools. The blog is moderated by their teacher, Ms. H. Cool idea.
Colossians 3:16-17 Msg

I'm teaching this passage next Sunday in College class and I just had an idea. What would this Sunday's class look like if we do this passage rather than me teaching it? Hmmmmm

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Given the definition of “regret” as “To remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; mourn,” what would you say if someone had no regret for their sins because God had worked all their experiences together for good?