The Folly of Being A Creature of Dust and Living As Such

ZwingliBullingerDevotionalBook2When the mind begins to contemplate God, to talk and commune with Him about the things it has in common with Him, suddenly the flesh, fashioned from clay, draws it back. “Fool,” it cries, “Where are you going? There is no Deity; much less one that cares for our affairs.” Thus each part of man constantly looks back upon its origin. The mind yearns for light, purity and goodness, inasmuch as its nature is light, its substance pure and devoted to the right, seeing that it derives its origin from the Godhead; the body inclines to idleness, laziness, darkness and dullness, as it is lazy and indolent by nature, and without reason and intelligence, seeing that it consists of earth.  — Huldrych Zwingli

Stepping Away From the Tomfoolery for a Minute…

I’m proud as punch today to have been informed that, along with my responsibility as Language Editor for SJOT I’ve been asked to become the Book Review Editor, (N. America) for the same.  It’s a great journal with a tremendous editorial team and I’m super privileged to be so engaged.

I’ll be contacting some of you in the not too distant future about volumes to review.  Stay tuned.  And public thanks to NPL for the assignment.

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After Much Reflection and Consideration…

I am, as you know, creeping towards the golden years and this year will be my 55th (that’s why I’m awake at 3:20 in the morning).  I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to bring things to a close as far as online activities are concerned, so effective today the blog will cease to be.

I understand that this will come as a shock to most of you and bring tears of joy to all of you.  Still, it must be done.  So, I bid you adieu.  Farewell.  Syonara.  Below a gallery of images from over the years.

It’s been a great ride.  I hope someone can spring up from the ashes of my departure and fill the void in the heart of biblioblogdom and become the very hub of it (as I have been lo these many years)…