Friday, 13 November 2009

seminar on my constitution

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

getting ready for oxford

getting ready mentally and physically for oxford uk. flight at 10am on monday 16th nov and will touch down in heathrow on same day at 4.15pm. by the time getting out from terminal 4 to central bus station and catching bus to oxford, arrival time in oxford will be past 8pm onwards.

just checking a 10 day weather forecast for oxford. going to be cold brrr..... especially friday!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

what would seminary education be like in the near future?

in any seminary, there is always the struggle on how to cater to the needs of the students especially those who find difficulty in quitting their present jobs and coming in to study full-time for 3 or 4 years. seminaries like stm have TEE courses where full-time professionals do not have to quit their jobs to study.

there are other ways like hybrid programs in some seminaries where a certain amount of courses are to be taken in-campus but the majority of it can be done off-campus or online.

what would seminary education be like 20 years from now? 40 years? 60 years? the cartoon from rev.org says it all (maybe more for the US context!):

Sunday, 8 November 2009

'God was an Englishman'

some people would go to the extent to argue that God was an Englishman. why? because he spoke in King James language!

the joke is often quoted: 'the apostle Paul argued in King James language' or as one american said in his southern drawl, 'if the King James was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me!'

so, how did the KJV get to its elevated status in bible translations?

here's a good article to read about 3 books commenting on the KJV:

http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/article.aspx?articleId=179