What I'm reading:

Redemption Accomplished and Applied
Redemption Accomplished and Applied
by John Murray

Friday, August 26, 2005
Parallel headlines:
Cindy Sheehan: Now we have caterers
Rev. Al Sharpton Plans to Join 'Peace Mom'


Thursday, July 07, 2005
This is beautiful. North Korea made a propaganda film about a spy who was imprisoned in South Korea for 42 years. North Koreans' reactions upon seeing the file include amazement that a political prisoner could survive more than a few years, and, "refusing to eat was a form of resistance in the South? Boy, South Korea must be a paradise."

Working for a multinational company is usually like working for any other company, but occasionally there's an obvious difference. Today I received a voicemail from our CEO "with a message to all employees:"
As you have probably heard, there have been a series of horrific explosions across London this morning on the Underground and the buses. Thus far we don’t know how many are dead and injured, but thankfully so far we have no reports of injuries to [our] employees.

Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones in this terrible tragedy. We’ll do everything we can to support our colleagues in London as they begin to cope with the aftermath.

Friday, July 01, 2005
Testing, testing, one two three.

Apparently I still remember my password.

Saturday, October 16, 2004
We had a baby girl on Wednesday evening. She was 10 lbs. 1 oz. and 21.5 inches long. Everyone is doing fine, and our first night at home went pretty well. Thanks for your prayers.

Saturday, July 03, 2004
We have a baby due October 1. We're in contract to buy a house that should be completed on September 15. We need to sell our current home before then. I changed jobs in May. Other than that, nothing much has been going on around here lately.

Friday, May 07, 2004
Last night's Friends was the weakest episode in ten years.

Happy No Pants Day!

Going through old files on my computer today, I found this amusing image:
dancing spiderman

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
We made it to the Winking Lizard for dinner a couple weeks ago. I really like it -- decent food, fair prices, and a hundred varieties of bottled beer.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Instant messaging is nice and all, but I hate it when I'm furiously typing away and a message pops up and I'm suddenly typing in a different window.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
They keep promising global warming, but all we get is snow in March. I can't take any more teasing.

Monday, March 15, 2004
Note to self -- have dinner at the Winking Lizard Tavern sometime.

Thursday, March 11, 2004
Heidelberg Catechism

Q. 96. What does God require in the second commandment?
A. That we in no wise represent God by images, nor worship him in any other way than he has commanded in his word.

Q. 97. Are images then not at all to be made?
A. God neither can, nor may be represented by any means: but as to creatures; though they may be represented, yet God forbids to make, or have any resemblance of them, either in order to worship them or to serve God by them.

Q. 98. But may not images be tolerated in the churches, as books to the laity?
A. No: for we must not pretend to be wiser than God, who will have his people taught, not by dumb images, but by the lively preaching of his word.

This seems essentially the same as the Westminster Larger Catechism's statements regarding the second commandment and images of God. Can someone direct me to a good (non-Roman) argument that the catechisms are wrong?

Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Lots of Reformed folk have written about The Passion, but I've seen exactly one reference to the WLC's statement that the second commandment forbids "the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons." Why is that?