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Thursday, September 16, 2004
 
The nature of blogs, the wedding and the nature of God ::

The nature of blogs ::

It's always interesting the way we read things differently, especially interesting to biblical scholars!

Rubén and Mark both read the piece in the NZ NetGuide with 47 key tips from the World's best BLOGGERS. They both take up the comment by J Hash (of www.iMakeContent.net) that:
The blog should do what you say it’s going to do.
And, because they are working with a distinction between "professional blogs" and some other category - presumably "personal blog" - both suggest that mixing professional interests and personal ones is a good way to loose readers.

But not readers like me!

I like to "get to know" the people I read. I enjoy meeting at SBL the authors of works I've enjoyed and learned from. It adds a rich and depth to future reading of their work. (I know, I know, l'auteur est mort... but personally I'm glad that this metaphor has limited application!)

The wedding ::

Saturday was our son, Thomas', wedding. A big day, not least for a parent... Melissa and Thomas are a lovely couple, and it was great to sit and listen to speaker after speaker describe our son using just the language we'd have chosen for the qualities we sought to inculcate over the years.

Cynic that I am, though, I could not help thinking that as a parent I could tell another story! Parenting someone through 20+ years is a good way to learn their weaknesses...

the nature of God ::

But then, that - presumably - is how God sees us. Glowing with pride in our achievements, yet all too aware of our weakness and even failings. Knowledge of those does not diminish one jot of parental pride, or love. So, as Adrian Plass says:
God is nice and he likes me.


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