Wednesday, March 22, 2006

OT Exam Today

I had my 2/3 of the way through the semester Old Testament Interpretation exam today. The exam consisted of 5 exegesises (if that is the plural of exegesis), 4 paragraph answers, and an essay question. The essay question I chose to answer was on the study guide, so I don't feel bad posting it here. I thought some of you might enjoy seeing one of the questions, so here it is:

"That they might know that I am the LORD. " Discuss the portrayal of Yhwh in the book of Ezekiel. Give specific examples of God's character, behavior, and treatment of both Ezekiel and Israel. Include the metaphors of the unfaithful wife and other troubling passages. As a minister, how would you relate these texts to your congregation?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Summary and Reaction to the Moyers Address

The Winston-Salem Journal has an article on Bill Moyers address this week at the Divinity School. You can read it by clicking here.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Bill Moyers Address

Every now and then a day comes along that reminds me why I am in Divinity School. Last Tuesday was one of those days. Our guest speaker in Divinity School Chapel was Bill Moyers. Most of you are probably familiar with Bill Moyers. Bill Moyers, is a broadcast journalist, former public official and Baptist minister. During his career in broadcast journalism, Moyers has won more than 30 Emmys, two Golden Baton awards and nine Peabody awards.

As chapel began, I was sitting there thinking how lucky I was to be sitting in a room with Bill Leonard, James Dunn, Bill Moyers, and Brent Walker from the Baptist Joint Committee. We are a small Divinity School, there are only 101 of us, but I can't imagine a much better educational experience.

The address Moyers gave was amazing. Below you will find a link where you can listen to his address. The republicans among you may not like some of the things he has to say, but you should still listen. Remeber, Jesus transcends political parties, so give him a chance. Click on the link below to listen to Moyers' address:

http://www.wfdd.org/audio/060314moyers.wma

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Tomorrow is Children's Sunday at First Baptist Church of Statesville, NC. So, Gay has been very busy getting ready for that. One of the things she has been working on is a new webpage, and while it is still a work in progress, it is now online. You can visit it by going to www.fbcloveskids.com. I will also add a link to my links section so you can visit it at any time.