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    25th September 2006

    It has been a while…

    A good long while since I last wrote. I’ve been in school, not really enjoying it a whole lot, but going to Denver and going to class. I decided to like it better this last week and its helping. The Revolution is still totally bomb, thanks to Michael and Josh. I think that soon I will return to life again and write more, but right now the only thing that could get me to post was the following section from another persons blog:

    Remember when David asked, concerning Goliath, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine?” He was not engaging in pre-battle trash-talk. He was properly assessing the situation: Goliath was uncircumcised; he had no covenant relationship with God, no right to expect any help from the Almighty.

    Israel, on the other hand, did have such a covenant relationship. They knew God as Yahweh (a name expressed in our English Bibles by the name LORD in all or small caps). Elohim is the name by which God expressed Himself in creation; Yahweh is the name by which He revealed Himself in covenant. Israel have every right to look to God to rescue and provide for them in every way—though they often failed to exercise that right by putting their trust in Him.

    But David remembered and asked his countrymen, “Who is the uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the Living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26). Then he proceeded to take Goliath’s head off—literally!
    -from Jeff Doles on

    I was looking for a scripture reference for a homework assignment on Ephesians 2:11-13 when I ran across this and thought it was kind of funny… I mean, not that studying the bible is something to joke about… but maybe it is sometimes. This dude has a funny way of putting the whole situation. I tend to think that for an Israelite, calling someone “uncircumcised” is supposed to be a bit of an insult – like if I were to call someone an uneducated slob just because they don’t have a college degree in being a snob like I do – or like the way that the Philistines probably called the Israelites a bunch of circumcised prigs or something like that. And the other funny thing is that it seems like there is some sort of connection insinuated by the way the last sentence is attached…

    The other reason I liked this was that I was telling some people the other day that “philistine” can also be used as an insult today (though it was more common a number of years ago) meaning someone who is uncultured.

    And one final note: I’m thinking of making a myspace page so I can hobnob with people from Revolution and other places afar. Should I? It does seem rather philistine…


    9 Responses to “It has been a while…”

    1. Loren says:

      Myspace is so freakin evil. I suggest myspace site that fights the system like mine if you are going to get one. You barely notice the ads on my page. This works because we both have real blog/websites.

    2. Daryl says:

      I’m not sure what exactly is evil about it, but it gives me some bad feelings. The thing that I like about it is the ability to find people from your past that you might not otherwise be able to. And I could load pictures onto it and then link to those pictures from this site, maybe? Maybe not because you are supposed to be a myspace member to look at pictures, huh?

      Also, Loren, does Carrie have a myspace? I’m not sure why I just thought of this question.

    3. Kate says:

      What about facebook?

    4. Kimmy says:

      You should get…facebook. Now its even open to people who don’t go to school so lots of people are on that.

    5. eric says:

      Good entry. MySpace is the antichrist. But it could be good if you’re looking to pick up chicks

    6. Loren says:

      If your profile isn’t ‘locked’ then anyone can view it. The ads are can be pretty bad there so I would use the myspace to drive people to – not the other way around.

      Carrie is not a myspacer. She isn’t in to the whole internet thing as much as the rest of her family/future family. hehe.

    7. Daryl says:

      Picking up chicks? Come on, I’m in seminary… I’m not really sure what that means, but I’m pretty sure that most of the girls here are pregnant – and all of them are married!

      And that’s two comments for facebook! I’m not sure if I can get facebook now that I don’t have a .edu e-mail, and I would have to get invited to join anyways.

      And finally, yes, I think if I had a myspace, I would still blog on this site, but host pictures off of that one, or something like that.

    8. Kimmy says:

      If you wanted to use facebook, doesn’t your calvin e-mail works til october? The biggest difference is anyone can look at you myspace, even if they don’t have a myspace but you still have to have facebook to look at people’s sites. Eithor way, I have both so we can still be friends. Yay!

    9. Kate says:

      Hey Daryl…

      I am not really replying to this comment as much as I am just trying to say Hi to you, and also to see if I can get your home address 🙂 Thank you, Kate Brower!

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