A La Carte (5/2)

It’s Not Poetry – The Sola Panel blog (think Matthias Media) has an interesting article about the early chapters of Genesis. “When it comes to standard Hebrew poetic forms—especially parallelism, ‘non-standard’ vocabulary and ‘unusual’ verb patterning—these are also absent from the text (with the exception of 1:27). As my old Ancient Near East history lecturer once put it, anyone reading the text would fail a first-year Hebrew exam if they called Genesis 1 a type of Hebrew poetry.”

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Free @ ChristianAudio – ChristianAudio has released their free audio book for the month of May (free for the download, no strings attached). Personally I just can’t tolerate the author, but he’s my wife’s favorite.

Best Facial Hair of the Civil War – I guess the link says it all (it’s a link to Smithsonian). Those guys sure knew how to rock the facial hair, didn’t they?

Christ Is Praying – Erik has just a couple of powerful quotes on Christ’s intercession for us. “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.”

Sunday Morning Fight – Though written specifically for pastors, this article is relevant to all of us. Brian Croft answers this question: “What if I have a conflict with my spouse Sunday morning before church?”

Banning Laptops – I posted an article by Douglas Groothuis in Saturday’s A La Carte. Here’s another one on the same topic. This stuff is worth thinking about.

If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisifed if it were doubled. –C.H. Spurgeon

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