Commentary on James:  Chapter 4

I'm continuing my work on converting my studies in the book of James into a mini-commenary.  Chapter 4 is now complete, and you can find the PDF file in the NT section.

Book of the Year

My preaching professor, Dr. Heisler, wrote a book on the influence of the Holy Spirit on preaching, and his book won CT's book of the year. Not bad for his first book.

Testing From the iMac

Ok, I got the new iMac today.  I'm trying to post to my blog from a Dashboard Widget.  This is merely a test.

Photos: Disney World

We've not had a family vacation since starting seminary 3.5 years ago, so we decided to have one now that I've graduated and before I re-enter the work force.  We went to Disney World for 5 days.  We had a blast being together as a family, riding the rides, and seeing the shows.  The kids didn't really know what they were getting into, but they loved it quickly.  Both became avid coaster riders in a hurry.  Because I have so many pictures, I created a separate Flickr account, which you can find here.  Enjoy.

Commentary on James

While I was an intern at Calvary, I taught an ABF class (Sunday School) on the book of James.  I am in the process of converting that material in another mini-commentary, similar to the one I'm working on for Ephesians.  I have the first complete chapter, which is oddly enough chapter 3.  Don't ask, it's just easier to do these out of order.  In any case, you can find my work on chapter 3 on my NT page.  Let me know in the comments what you think about it, how I could improve it.

Photos: Jacen's birthday

Tomorrow Jacen is 9.  Wow.  We celebrated his birthday as a family this morning, letting Jacen open his gifts a day early.  He got Bionicles (Lego robots), XBox 360 marketplace points (to buy online games), a book on building with Legos, and a CD of Narnia-based music.

Photos: Christmas Presents

We spent Christmas day at my father's house.  Here are a few of the photos we took while opening presents.