December 27, 2005
December 17, 2005
I've been continuing to read Will Durant's Story of Civilization: Reformation. I've also been working through the Disciplemaker, and Unceasing Worship. I also recently recieved my TMS Journal. The latest is a condensation of the faculty lecture series about the New Perspective on Paul. I really enjoyed perusing the thoughts and research of my former preofessors. As I had hoped they had a very language and grammar oriented historical/grammatical exegetical approach, with a special emphasis on context, and also on the presuppositions of the proponents of the NPP. I especially enjoyed how they picked up on the low view of Christ that the historical critical traditions which the main proponents of the NPP are steeped in. Their low view of the historical viability of the gospels and other new testament literature colors their perception of the second temple Judaism and its cultural milieu. Overall, it's been some good reading, though I haven't been reading as much as I'd like.
December 15, 2005
I've recently been playing Call of Duty 2. It's a first person shooter that is set in world war two. It's a very fun game with excellent graphics and world interaction. The controls and feel of the game are very similar to Soldier of Fortune 2, which was a long running classic among some of my friends. There are four nationalities you can play, with differing weapons for each, and as usual, some weapons are more used and effective than others.
The multiplayer is excellent, though it does not have punk-buster enabled, so prepare to get schooled by cheaters. that's a little sad, but the multiplayer is still fun in spite of that, which speaks volumes. It also doesn't support a joystick of gamepad, which is a little disappointing. Overall, however, it's a great game. I'd recommend giving it a try, if you like first person shooters.
December 7, 2005
December 4, 2005
Also Augustine's On Christian Doctrine looks good for a future read, probably not until I'm having a hard time sleeping though.