One note about food in Hong Kong- you can find anything. I had lunch at the best little crepe shop on the planet. The crepe was the equivalent of $7. You just can’t beat it.
It was great to see folk here again, and some for the first time (though I have known them ‘virtually’ for a while). Some new faces added since 2016 when I was here last.
And of course I had to pick up some gummies for Rachel. She loves the things.
More anon, after the Greek lecture.
If Adam and Eve were teens today…
Thanks to Evan Man Den Erkel for the image.
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets. “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, “bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. “To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. “Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. “And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. “And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. (Lk. 6:26-36)
I went to my favorite breakfast spot- again. And then stopped by Starbucks (which was empty!!!) for a black tea with red grapefruit and honey. It’s fantastic. Oh Starbucks, get that drink in the States, I implore you.
Hong Kong has – it seems – a party every night and every morning they clean it up. It’s really remarkable.
Anyway, lectures commence today (since it’s Monday here). So I’ll do a bit of wandering this morning, sit for an interview (which all the students are doing with faculty), pick up some things for the offspring back home, and then enjoy my time with the lecture participants. More anon.
“The fact that the Bible itself does not use the word ‘theology’ is obviously not in itself a reason for not applying it to the Bible. But it is also a doubtful proceeding to use the concept ‘theology’ in such a wide sense that any talk of God & any religious statement whatever may be designated as theology.” – Gerhard Ebeling
Hong Kong really is a colorful place. And the food is great. I had lunch at a little shop no bigger than half a Starbucks. Rice and tomato with Chicken. And it was more than I could eat. With a drink. For $5 US.