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Sunday, August 03, 2008

It has been an insane summer here in Goat Bog. A bit of surgery has the Dread Dormomoo out of commission for three more weeks (not bed-ridden, but movin' mighty slow - her recovery is going well, it just takes time). We guys are taking turns at chores and household maintenance, and have discovered that we can't keep up with what the D.D. did at a regular pace. We all feel like slugs.

We have two crews out at conventions this weekend: ConnectiCon and MechaCon.
Those of us at home, Loen, Zoomerdog and I are prepping for Otakon, the huge anime-fest in Baltimore next weekend. The Confusticated One and Riatsila will be back Monday to help.
THEN, the following weekend, Riat and I will head to Orlando for AFO, one of our favorites, even though it is in Florida, in mid-August, when you need SCUBA gear to breath because of the humidity. But it IS at the Wyndham....

All this is to give reason for my conspicuous absence here. Sitting down to blog becomes a luxury. I do want to continue for the sake of my many reader.

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One thing that troubles me is the practice of singing hymns about the Bible. Songs like "Holy Book Divine", and "Give Me the Bible" seem to cross a line into bibliolatry. Singing songs about the Word of God is one thing. Singing a hymn to a book is a bit out there. Just a thing with me.

3 comments:

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

It's more apropos to sing hymns about the Bible ("O Word Of God Incarnate") than ones that idolize Jesus Christ as something other than the Son of God.
Sorry to see you under such a work load.
I have a brother in Christ who has time for nothing but work. It is saddening to see one so young give first-rate effort to second-rate causes. Oft I remind him that he was never meant to work for someone else.

The Aardvark said...

Oh, we're not TOO busy., just busy, and blessed because of it. One must triage time whatever one does.

"O Word Of God Incarnate"

Reminds me of the beginning of apostle John's bio of Jesus:

Joh 1:1-17 ASV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. (4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (5) And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. (6) There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. (7) The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. (8) He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light. (9) There was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into the world. (10) He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not. (11) He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. (12) But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name: (13) who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (14) And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. (15) John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me. (16) For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace. (17) For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Cunning Dove said...

"Songs like "Holy Book Divine", and "Give Me the Bible" seem to cross a line into bibliolatry."

Can we add "please stand for the reading of God's Word" to the bibliolarty description?

At first it seemed cool, but now I just feel like I walked into an Orthodox Church & was asked to kiss a statue or painting everytime I hear that during worship.