Daily Archives: 03/09/2008

Religious Humor

At our Mother/Daughter banquet the pastor’s wife asked for of the daughters to come forward to share what their mother has taught them. She choose my 14-year-old daughter and as I sat their reviewing all the wonderful things I taught her, she said, “My mom taught me to love my body now, because I’m going to hate it when I’m 40.”

LHBI – Quick Observations

LibertyHomeBibleInstituteLogo.jpgI started my Liberty Home Bible Institute course yesterday and wanted to make a few quick observations.
Thus far I’m rather pleased with the course. It’s not going to be easy, but it looks like it is going to be a detailed study of the bible. Not only will it cover the Old and New Testaments in detail, it will also go into the various doctrines of the bible. That’s exacatly what I’m looking for.
The course work was packaged nicely. With six plastic cases filled with about 122 CDs, the set fits nicely onto my bookshelf.
Willmington’s Guide to the Bible is a huge textbook which clearly explains the bible. It is written in an easy to understand format.
I’ve noticed that the Dean (H.L. Willmington) lectures fairly closely follow the textbook; however, it is confusing at times as I have to look around on the various pages to find what he is talking about. He doesn’t completely follow the text, but jumps from one page to another, then goes back.
The CDs are nicely prepared and the sound quality is acceptable. Yesterday I listened to some of the CDs and tried to follow along in the text.
The one thing I’m slightly disappointed on is that there really isn’t a well documented way of taking the course. A nice guide of some sort would have been nice. In other words, it would have been nice to see it written somewhere to 1.) Read a certain section of the bible 2.) Read a certain section of the textbook. 3) Listen to a specific set of lectures on these CDs.
That would really proved useful.
That’s what I’m going to do from now on. 1. Read the section of the bible on that particular part of the course. 2. Read the corresponding textbook section. 3. Listen to that specific section of the CDs.
It might sound like a small point, and it probably is; however, I would like a more structured study outline to follow.
I’m not in hurry to rush through the course. There is no time limit. I’ll study a section, take the midterm, take the final, then move onto the next section.
I’m going to take a few days off from the course of study between sections. In fact, I might take a week off between sections so that I can read and study other things that interest me.
All in all, I’m rather pleased with the course. For $950, I think I’ve spent my money wisely.

Franciscan Monastery, Washington D.C. – Photo 17

Here is a photo taken on Saturday, December 29, 2007, when Nora and I visited the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. The series of 52 photos begin on February 22, 2008 and end on April 13, 2008.
This photo was taken outside of the Monastery, which is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. Their website is http://www.myfranciscan.org.
This series of photos shows the Stations of the Cross on the outside of the Monastery.

The Complete Collection of Martin Luther Sermons – 7 vols

CompleteSermonsOfMartinLuther7vols.jpgWhile I’m on the subject of sermon collections, I would be remiss if I didn’t cite the 7 volume set of the complete sermons of Martin Luther.
You get all three volumes of The House Postils—plus a 4-volume collection of 175 more sermons—at an outstanding price. Includes messages preached between 1532 and 1534 that reveal the more personal side of the Reformer and illuminate such topics as false prophets, the disciples’ imprisonment, and difficult parables. Approx. 4700 pages total, seven hardcovers from Baker.
You just can’t imagine the huge collect of about 4,700 pages.
ChristianBook.com sells this complete set of seven hardback books for $35.99.
That’s about $5 per hardback. That is truly an unbelievable price.