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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Albert's Weekly update 29/10/2012
Albert doing a devotion at the girls homeschool co-op.
It's 2 degrees
outside at the moment. We are warm inside, but the heaters are on. We keep
telling people that this is what our winter is like, and they just smile at us
and tell us to wait until the real winter begins.
I am keeping an eye
on Hurricane Sandy, but it is nowhere near where we are, and apart from some
cool temperatures and high winds, we are going to be fine.
I am enjoying
reading recess this long weekend. Reading recess means a break from classes on
Thursday, Friday, and Monday. I have been getting some work done. I have pretty
much finished a textual criticism assignment, as well as a sermon outline that
are due next week. It's nice to have some things done in advance.
criticism assignment asked the question: Is John 7:53-8:11, also known as the
Adultery Pericope, a part of the Original gospel of John. I was fascinated to
find that it is not. I'll post my paper on the web, once I have finished it,
for those interested.
My sermon outline is
on Hebrews 12:1-3. I've enjoyed working through that passage, and will again
post it on the web for those interested once it is all finished off.
On Thursday I took
the day off. We went to the girls homeschooling group in the morning, where I
got to see what the girls got up to. It was a fun morning, and the girls love
having me there.
In the afternoon we
went to Cabelas. This is a huge outdoor shop. They sell everything outdoors,
including any gun that you want. I am not kidding, they were all there hanging
on the walls, and some even out on racks where you could pick them up and look
at them. No bolts or ammunition, but it was a real eye opener. Talking to some
of the people here, it is very easy to purchase a fire arm, and in some places
no license is necessary.
But the most
impressive thing about Cabellas was their taxidermy displays. Hanneke promises
that there are some pictures to follow. We saw Bears, Deer, Mountain lions,
foxes, and Mooses (I know - but it sounds good!), just to name a few. We must
have spent at least 3 hours, just having a browse. We all had a great time.
This week following
I have a Hebrew Quiz, and a Greek Mid Term exam. I am working hard on the
Greek, and pretty much have the prep done for my Hebrew.
In terms of papers
to before the end of the Semester (Dec 7th with exam week to follow) I still
have a full Sermon to do, as well as a 15 page paper for Apologetics on
Jehovah's Witnesses. That should be an interesting one, I'll keep you posted.