Well, yesterday was the last day of classes for this year, yet I am not feeling it. I still pass my Greek book and think, "ooh, I should read to get ahead for our next..." and then I remember I won't have that class again until this fall. Strange.
Speaking of classes, I will be able to take a two week summer class right after graduation. It's a survey of Judaism from 2nd temple (I think?) to rabbinic. It should be awesome, and it will actually help ease my load in the future. Kind of. So that's coming up soon.
I also need to start working on getting moved out of my apartment, but I don't want to start devoting that kind of time to non-finals related activies until finals are over. Maybe I'll forever live in Ryan Lanning's apartment.
Last, we got yearbooks today in chapel, and they are good. More importantly, they represent a lot of hard work and dedication of some of my best friends. It also represents that I only have one year of school left before I graduate. 'Tis so sweet.
aeroplane of the day: reviving the open view (box) controversy
Thank you all for your thoughts on the question below. I ususally don't feel like The Pleo is the best place for theological discussions of any level of controversy (okay, it's probably one of the worst), but I was able to get some helpful feedback. And now onto the more random elements of my life:
-Fantastic food recently includes Japanese soup and sushi Wednesday, Bar-B-Q bolth Thursday and Friday, and Cheetos.
Speaking of which, bags of Cheetos are labeled with the phrase "Dangerously Cheesy". When I read this, I usually wonder how seriously we're supposed to take it. I mean, how many people have actually been physically injured, maimed, or killed by a tiny bit of extra cheeziness in Cheetos brand cheesepuffs. Should I be worried about Publix brand cheesepuffs, which have no such warning? Should I fear that, by some freak accident, my bag accidently contains more than the Surgeon General's recommended level of cheezyness and that it might inflict bodily harm on my person? Can a Christian, knowing the potential dangers of Cheetos, eat them with a good conscience? These are things I want to know.
-One paper left. One reading journal. Four finals. The end is near.
-For this final paper, I get to do an analysis between the hymns of Isaac Watts and William Cowper (pronounced "tur-tle"), their use of the poetic form, and the influence of Calvinism on their writing. You know, Calvinism is all fun and games until you have a dream that you are lost and are not and can never be one of the elect and go crazy and live the rest of your life in and out of mental institutions. Let's hear it for Free Will!
aeroplane of the day: anagrams
I had a good discussion tonight with my family about how Christians in the church tend to give the impression we don't think we're saved. Asked the question "Are you saved?" it seems like most respond "I hope so" or some variation of that.
What do you think is the source of the problem? If you don't view the above response to be wrong, why do you think so?
I am open to helpful and Biblical suggestions.
Four o'clock in the morning is such a strange time. 3 o'clock is really late at night, and 5 o'clock is really early in the morning. What is 4? It's the evening's no-man's land, where everything is strange and darkly beautiful.
I just finished my second paper in three days (one was due monday, one was due thursday, today). They have both been based on a Shakespeare play, but both have incorporated the bible to a great extent. I love being able to do that at Florida College.
Today, after I go to bed and wake up again, will be a great day. Hightlights include:
-Poetry of Faith meeting (final one, unfortunately)
-a sweet dinner
-reading Don Quixote
-song leader training and congregational singing with John Kilgore
More papers to come (two, I think) one more test, and then finals. What a nuts semester.
aeroplane of the day: reminding myself firsthand of the delights of Taco Bell
-Got out of Latin early, leaving me time to update my blog
-No Great Books today. Perhaps a nap? Mayhaps work on my paper? Peradventure take the afternoon off?
-Tonight a new LOST, which I'll be watching in the Lakeland
-Today is "Twin Day" for banquet week, but I'm not going to banquet, so my guardian angel--with his wicked sense of humor-- had me accidently dress the same as my roommate. That's fun.
-I'm back on Zycam
aeroplane of the day: partaking of the divine ichor that is R.S. Thomas's corpus.