Reading Books and Watching Whales

I’ve been very busy the past few days reading. I won’t go into great detail here, but I must give a hearty recommendation for John Piper and Wayne Grudem’s (editors) book, Rediscovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. For those of you who have been thinking about male/female relationships in the church and home, and you want to know what the Bible says about this critical area, then you must go purchase this book and read it.

I only comment on it here because this is such a significant issue in our culture today, and unfortunately, confusion and misunderstanding abound. I am glad to say that this book, once and for all, provides biblical answers to the questions that have confused people for many years. If the church is to regain it’s understanding of biblical ministry, then this issue must be settled. Biblical Manhood and Womanhood goes a long way in accomplishing that end.

Yesterday (Friday) I got a call from Bruce Frost, who asked me if I could preach on Sunday morning. He said his heart rate had sky rocketed, and that he did not feel that he should preach. I gladly accepted his offer. Since I don’t have much time to prepare, I have decided to preach on a passage I am familiar with, Romans 5:20-6:2. I have preached this passage several times, so I think I will be in good shape.

Yesterday morning I ate my first crumpet for breakfast (two actually). I had heard of crumpets before, but did not know that people actually ate them. Well, in Australia, they do. A crumpet is the size of a silver dollar panckake, and has four times the consistency piece of bread. It was quite good actually. A little butter and jam goes a long way.

Today I spent a large portion of my time reading, doing laundry, and cleaning around the kitchen (yes, cleaning!). In the afternoon, Daniel, Mei, and I went to “North Beach” to go look for whales. Several folks alerted Daniel and Mei that there was a whale sighting, so they asked me to come along. We went to North Beach, but no whales were found. Not ones to give up, we headed north to Point Riley, and to our delight we spoted sprays of water shooting towards the sky several miles from the beach. Australian whales. Pretty cool. I wonder if they have accents.

Tommorow (Sunday) I will preach, pack, and then take a two hour trip to Adelaide to get ready for my 6:45 am Monday morning flight home. I’ll try to blog once more when I’m in Adelaide and give some trip details. Lord willing, I will be home July 3 at 4:40 pm, just in time for the Fourth of July.

Oh yes, congratulations to the Florida Gators for being the first college team to have three players go in the top ten of the NBA draft (Al Horford, Corey Brewer, and Joakin Noah). It’s great to be a Florida Gator!!!!!!


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