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Archive for March, 2012

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The picture that I chose for the banner is Van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone. I am particularly taken with Van Gogh because he is able, with paint and a brush, to transform the mundane into the awe-inspiring.  On the other hand, the opposite of Van Gogh’s masterpiece, is that odd scene where the Israelites are standing in the shadow of the mountain burning with fire, which is such an obvious symbol of the living God, and make for themselves a golden calf and declare that thing to be the LORD.

My aim in this blog is to share things that I find awe-inspiring: the biblical languages, theology, teaching, philosophy. I hope to share things with you that are mundane but have the potential of being meaningful to you as my reader and to myself as author- lessons learned, self-reflections, personal philosophies, and other parts of my life.

My hope is that as I share the things I’m passionate about that I won’t treat them as mundane – to make them into golden calves. I want to continue to be captivated by the art and artist of this world. I also hope that by blogging I will be able to develop my skills in communicating my ideas clearly to my audience.

I would like to leave you with a thought from John Frame: “The more we know, the more our sense of wonder ought to increase, because increased knowledge brings us into greater contact with the incomprehensibility of God.” Thank you for reading this far. I hope you find these posts to be thought provoking and useful.

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