Turn the Page ...
Well I am beginning a new decade of my life today. I have denied it all day long but there is no getting around it. If I revert to the old Julian calendar I might post pone it for a little while or if I calculate it out using the Mayan calendar I might even be older ... So I decided to take some stock in what is going on in my life. I did not want to go to deep you know so this is safely superficial!!
Well first of all I took in Star Wars: The Clone Wars this weekend with Rachael and Talya. Honestly it was much better than I thought it was going to be. Animated Star Wars just did not seem right but it was actually good! Last night I watched Ghost Rider with the girls too. Today I rode in the rain and enjoyed that (not really).
Tonight the girls and I went to Borders and bought Creed: Greatest Hits and The Best of 70s Supergroups. I find it interesting that the girls really dig The Styx and BTO.
I've been reading the current Newsweek with the cover story "The End of the South." I have been learning about my bike from the inside out with the 1997 Harley Davidson Dyna Service Manual. I finished reading Leonard Sweet's Post-Modern Pilgrims and taking in a page or two of Dana Hood's I Will Change Your Name: Messages from the Father to a Heart Broken by Divorce. And the book I am currently breezing through is Jon Meacham's recent bestseller. American Gospel: God, The Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation.
This week I got serious about writing a chapter for Michael Casey memorial volume (former Professor at Pepperdine University) edited by Thomas Olbricht and to be published by Wipf and Stock. The chapter will be on the evolution of Robertson L. Whiteside's theological move from pacifism to nationalism and how that mirrors the greater movement within the Churches of Christ non-denomination denomination.
My other study interests for the moment remain my book project on K. C. Moser, a book I hope to write on the New Heavens and New Earth, and the Song of Songs. Yes I am doing some serious indepth study of that short little collection of almost erotic literature. I finished reading Tremper Longman's new commentary in the NIC series on the book. Now I am reading some of Bernard's great sermons on the text too ...
Well in a nut shell that is what is going on as the page turns from 39 to 40 ... Enjoy the Beatles video.