Revision History -- The Christian ThinkTank (2003)
[Previous years' logs: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996(most of it), and 1995(most of it).]
December 23, 2003
Added a short little email exchange/piece on Was First Thess 2.15ff seriously anti-Semitic??!!; to the Hallway of Questions:
A couple of books dribbled in today
Nothing much... just getting caught up on my books: Got A couple of books . (now I just need time to read/use them...sigh)
Happy Holidays to all.
a piece on Was God being cruel in
the killing of the Firstborn at the Exodus?; (50k)
the piece on Why cant God just
forgive sin, instead of doing justice?;
Added a personal letter to the Man behind the Curtains
a question on Does being born in
a Western culture unfairly predetermine that you will become a
A couple of books recently.
Finally eked out a little update to the Trinity piece, in the sections on the data about echad ('one') and elohim ('god').
Got A couple of books recently.
Added a couple of email exchanges--discussing problems in two good-souled people's view of God's heart. In the Mailbag.
A couple of books
Added a couple of small pieces to the Hallway of Questions:
Is it okay to offer Prayer and Worship to Jesus, and not just to the Father? (9k, Jul 20/2003)
Why was the New Testament written in Greek? (6k, Jul 20/2003)
Added a couple of questions to the Mailbag:
One serious piece, on How I deal with very hostile objections
responses to some Questions on my Life-View
from a friend, in the Personal Data
much output--only been home one week out of this past quarter (and
had to use it for catch-up)...still needing prayer on this, folks,
for energy, output, and fruitfulness.
Been more-or-less consumed with the job start-up stuff, filling my head with Trends in Technology stuff... not much writing, but hopefully 'discretionary bandwidth' will emerge after another month or so...[starting to work again on the Competing Revelations series though...getting cranked back up on that one recently... several 'urgings' from the e-suggestion-box...smile]
Got A couple of books recently (and many more on order now).
Put just a couple more links in My Travelogue
Added the third installment on "How non-Jesus was Paul, really?"--dealing mostly with Paul, his opponents, his rhetoric, and the 'Jerusalem leadership" [144k]
(not much produced--the new job ramp-up, plus being away from my resources 80% of the time, has ground the output down to a trickle...hopefully I can get caught-up and off the ramp within another month or two.)
Added a theodicy-related question: Would the culpability of human non-intervention in violent crime imply that God's non-intervention (due to theodicy reasons) was proof that God was either malevolent or impotent?[84k]
Just added a next installment (Deut) to the low-brain-activity-level feature (STILL using most of the brain for the in-process interview cycle for a CTO-type job--I appreciate your continued prayers for His perfect and good-hearted will to be done.): "Notes from the Edge of my Bible"
the (obvious) changes to the front page/entrance, in hopes of
increased usability and lowered maintenance hassles. (Cleaned up a
few files in the process, too)
Added some more material to "Does the NT contradict the Hebrew Bible by saying that the 'eternal law' has been annulled or changed? (now 490K)
Updated my prayer requests.
(I intend to go through the larger files of the Tank, filled with "Save as web" bloat, and try to 're-save' using Open Office (openoffice.org). I have noticed that it reduces file sizes (for me) by at least an order of magnitude (sometimes 1.5x)…
Added an important piece on "Does the NT contradict the Hebrew Bible by saying that the 'eternal law' has been annulled or changed? (434K)
[I will link it into the indices later this week--I just wanted to the draft up soon--its been cooking a while]
Just added a next installment (Leviticus) to the low-brain-activity-level feature (STILL using most of the brain for the in-process interview cycle for a CTO-type job, final interviews are this week--I think--smile--I appreciate your continued prayers for His perfect and good-hearted will to be done.): "Notes from the Edge of my Bible" in the Lessons I have Learned section (basically, tables of minor observations of mine, written in the margins of my bible--nothing heavy or surprising there, probably).
[I AM working on something heavier--and have all the research and
outlining done for it, but have been working non-stop on tech-update
issues. I HOPE to get to the article this next
weekend/week…It’s a real exciting/important one
(suspense building…smile), but I have been de-railed
before on pre-announced 'products' so I will wait until its posted
before I announce it…(wise chuckle).]
since last October--great
Updated my prayer requests.
Added a short pushback about Xenophon's Cyropaedia to an article in the Miracles of Jesus series.
Just added a low-brain-activity-level new feature (using most of the brain for the in-process interview cycle for a CTO job): "Notes from the Edge of my Bible" in the Lessons I have Learned section (basically, tables of minor observations of mine, written in the margins of my bible--nothing heavy or surprising there, probably).
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