Kerry Shirts, alias the Backyard Professor, has posted “Creation Ex Nihilo Ideas.” As a firm believer in Jehovah who creates ex nihilo, I will get back with Kerry on this.
Thinking of a Christian literalist who has been on the circuit to popularize creationism to the masses in past days, Jared over at LDS Science Review now reports, “Kent Hovind Sentenced to 10 years.” As I have already typed, I do pray for this man and his wife.
Also, Jared linked me over to Mormons and Evolution with his article “Variant LDS Creationism.” Is this one of the main blogs that strives to integrate LDS belief with science?
On Common Consent, Kathleen had me intrigued with her post, “Translating Correctly.”
And sort of along the same vein, Matt B. hammers out on Mormon Mentality, “My beef with our cross-referenced standard works, and the questions it raises.” Notice DKL’s comments in the thread. I don’t think he would get along very well with KJV-Only Baptists because of his aversion to the traditional translation. Does he care much for the underlying textus receptus?
Joe Spencer in the Feast Upon the Word blog poses a question that seems to contradict feasting, by asking, “What is the place of historico-critical methodology in LDS teaching?” If he were to ask the same question to me in the sphere of Bible teaching, I would not hesitate in responding, “Higher criticism though glittering with a cloak of piety attempts to systematically shred fundamental truth by rationale logic but ends up wallowing in individualistic subjectivism.” But I acknowledge that the science of faith-saturated “lower criticism” is a different breed altogether.
And last of all, Elise’s “Maturing Views of the Sacrament” on Sunstone Blog caught my attention and had me thinking personally about the church ordinance as joyous celebration. The Lord’s Supper is a visual feasting on the Lord Jesus and His work of glad tidings rather than upon my meager awareness or attempts at personal righteousness. If I spent the time in communion, remembering my past performance rather than His, I would be a dismal mess on a repeated basis. Every time I celebrate the Lord’s Supper, the moving picture of His grace, displayed through His blood shed and body broken, drowns out all my sin. (btw, I did catch Elise’s word choice of “union”.)