Reworking old series on devotional time

Spent no little time yesterday reworking an old series on spending an hour with God in devotional time. It suggests 12 movements centered mostly around the Word and prayer. One class or chapter had no text (where could it have gone?), so I wrote up probably the best and fullest information of all the chapters. … Read More

A Poem for Thirty Days

This month to write a poem a day for thirty days — I’m late! I’m late! I just now saw it — What can I say? Gross tardiness — oh, how I hate arriving last! ‘Tis better not to try — pretend you didn’t know, plead ignorance! Other paths are fraught with pain and shame … Read More

No perfect option for open-source Bible

Wish we had in Portuguese a really good Bible version that could be reproduced without restrictions. As in for writing a commentary or other uses. The NET Bible and other versions in English are available. There’s one in Portuguese, but it uses the Received Text and sounds ancient. The translator of the NT from the … Read More

When he’s bad, he’s awful

Like several other writers I can think of, Wm. Barclay is great in so many ways, but when he is bad, he’s awful. His treatment of 1 Jn 4.1ff is murky and much off base. I’m reading him devotionally these days and was in no way edified this morning. Glad to have just the text … Read More

Stan Mitchell a prodigious writer

The WordPress software that runs our Forthright Magazine website says that Stan Mitchell had published no fewer than 715 articles in his Reality Check column. The one we still have for next week will make 716. That is no small feat. Stan wrote about a wide range of subjects. His work as a college professor … Read More

He still speaks

Friend Stan passed away this morning. This was his day to publish on FMag, and we had one article to go up of his. One more for next week also. Then his column goes quiet. Family note: DD and her fiancé had started premarital counseling with Stan. They were going to ask him to perform … Read More

Three going on four

Ammo Girl wrote, “I wouldn’t go back to high school for a billion trillion dollars.” I agree. KFC is now in SJC. Never was a favorite place of mine, and even less so for being in a mall. Missus wanted to try it out tonight. Done. Three good, solid days of work and writing. Can … Read More