5 bible scholars series

I’d like to note another interesting series on the blogosphere.  Over at Boston Bible Geeks, Danny Pierce has an interesting series he labelled as the “5 Scholars” series.  I think he’s really put some deep thought into his selections.  I don’t have any opinions on his selections but they’re all recognized top-notch evangelical scholars. The only thing I’d disagree with are the titles of his posts “(for the non-academic)”. Really? They’re all quite academic of which most lay-people would get dizzy reading. Great selections Danny!

5 Bible Scholars Who Should Write More for the Non-Academic

  1. Craig Blomberg
  2. Douglas Moo
  3. Bruce Waltke
  4. Gordon Wenham
  5. Peter O’Brien

5 Good Read Bible Scholars (for the non-academic)

  1. Craig Keener
  2. Douglas Stuart
  3. Darrell Bock
  4. Tremper Longman III
  5. George Eldon Ladd

5 Must Read Bible Scholars (for the non-academic)

  1. Gordon Fee
  2. Christopher J H Wright
  3. Richard Bauckham
  4. D.A. Carson
  5. N.T. Wright

New commentary on Romans by Prof. Craig Keener

It’s been a while but I need to get back to blogging. I’ve been busy since Christmas and finally have  some time to breath now.

Nijay Gupta posted his interview with Dr. Craig Keener, Professor of N.T. Theology at Palmer Theological Seminary (Pt.1 here and Pt.2 here) [Hat tip: Brian].   Prof. Craig Keener has a new commentary on Romans that I am considering adding to my list of future books to get.  Romans is my favorite book for study.  I currently have commentaries by Fitzmyer, and Schreiner and Dunn in electronic format.  I thought about getting the new one by Jewett but that’s on the pricy side.  However, I may consider getting Keener’s commentary because it’s concise.  These days, time is more valuable and getting the important points quickly is more important to me these days.

Recipe meme: my caesar salad dressing

Bitsy Griffin tagged me for a recipe meme. Here are the rules that were first provided:

1. Choose one ingredient from the previous recipe and post a recipe using this ingredient on your blog, linking back to the previous blogs that have posted a recipe.
2. Then tag four new people, and we will see how it grows.
3. To keep it exciting please post within a week of receiving the tag.

I’m not big on recipes because I never cook using recipes. I just go by whatever feels right. But here’s one that someone recently gave me. I eat salad for raw vegetables on most mornings for breakfast. I know…that’s wierd.

This is for a simple, tasty, and healthy caesar salad dressing.

60 mL lemon juice
120 mL olive oil
2 tsp sour cream
1/4 cup parmasan cheese
2-3 pressed garlic cloves
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp pepper
1-2 tsp brown or white sugar

Makes: 250 mL (mL is metric for milliliter). Prep Time: 5-6 min.

Directions: Simply mix everything together (order does not matter). You may put it into an old salad dressing bottle or a covered container.  If anyone decides to try this dressing and likes it, please let me know.

I tag: TC, Brian, Peter, and Gary.

Adventure for Autism Journeyman cycling through 19 countries

I just had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Adam Biel yesterday, who is now making his way across Canada and the U.S.A. to raise funds and awareness for autism called Adventure for Autism.  He will have biked through 19 countries throughout the North and South American continents by the end of his journey.

My family had Adam stay with us last night.  We had 9-10 o us around for supper and coffee at the church.  After supper, we had got to know Adam better as we learned more about autism and how it has and is increasing in our society.  Adam also discussed what is happening in autism research.

Adam says he is doing this “because he wants to give back” and contribute to something that is outside of himself.  This makes a lot of sense.  He believes that he should give more than what he receives.  I really admire this man who I believe is a man of integrity and a committed follower of Christ.

I plan to follow Adam’s trip on Twitter and Facebook.  He started in Anchorage, Alaska, has been through Vancouver, and made a stopover in his hometown of Sherwood Park (Edmonton, AB).  He most recently came through Saskatoon, my town of Davidson, and is now on his way to Regina, Winnipeg.

He might be on route through your part of the country and I hope people across Canada and the U.S.A. can support him in this endeavour.  He will be cycling through the Great Lakes states, then head through the Maritime provinces, the New England states, hen down along the East Coast.  He plans to make a stop in North Carolina, home of his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, then down to Florida, the southern Texas coastline, and down through eastern Mexico, Central America, and then onto the South America Hemisphere. (see map here).  Adam figures that the entire trip may take him to 2011.  The public may donate to Adventure for Autism here.

Adam, may God bless him in your awesome adventure in raising awareness and money for autism.  May God guide you as you give back to this greater cause.