Friday, 15 August 2008

power of ideas

V: 'Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.'

Thursday, 14 August 2008

life without the sun

last sunday, i preached in wesley methodist church segamat and my text was from ecclesiastes 8. i have been preaching one chapter from the book of ecclesiastes each month. in chapter 8, the Preacher was painting a portrait of the life 'under the sun', one of his favourite key phrases. this is life on the horizontal level, a life on the secular and materialistic level without God in the picture.

just today during tea time in the seminary, one of the students commented about his life in the secular world before he came to study in STM. so i said that was his life 'under the sun'. he corrected it to 'life without the sun'. he explained why - 'everyday i go to work before sunrise to beat the traffic jams and i only get home in the night. all day i am in my air-conditioned room working in front of my computer. so I don't get to see the sun for 5 days. the only 'sun' is the light from my computer. on saturdays, i don't work but i sleep and stay in my house for the whole day. it is only on sunday that i go to church and after the service, i come out from the church and see the sun. no wonder it is sun-day for me.'

man, that is what is literally called a life 'without the sun'!!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Power of words

Says V to Evey Hammond:

Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

Can it be said any better???

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Intro to OT from Yale Uni

sometime back i posted links to audio files from different universities. in case, you haven't checked them out yet, here is one on the OT. this is from yale university and professor christine hayes teaches a course on Introduction to the OT. for those taking the OT Intro TEE module from STM, here is a good resource for you to assist in your assignment writing.

check the left side where you can read about the course syllabus, and download the files in mp3 format.