I went to see The Dark Knight Rises. First thing I did after entering the theater was go straight to the Men’s Room. I stayed in there for about the first 130 minutes of the movie. I then left the rest room, found an empty seat and watched the last few scenes of the movie. What a great plot it has. I really enjoyed the story line. My family and friends talked about it for hours.
The other day I ordered a Salt Caramel Latte from the Starbucks drive through. When I came to the window the barista handed me the drink and I immediately took off the lid. I poured about 3/4 of it on the ground, said, “Thanks” and I drove off.
I recently discovered a way to make Sunday mornings less rushed, more relaxed. We may try this for a while and see how it works. We plan to come to the church service at about the 11:30am mark (it usually ends around noon). If we slip in for the last 15 or 20 minutes I am sure we will get the gist of it. Should be enough, I think, and it will free up a lot of time.
The Old Testament makes up about 75% of the Bible’s content. Why does the OT get so little of our attention? Doesn’t it gives us the largest portion of the Redemption Story?
What if J.R.R. Tolkein left The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers unpublished, locked in a vault for hundreds of years, only allowing the last section of his famous trilogy The Return of the King to go to print? Would that be enough? Should that be enough?
The Old Testament matters because the Bible matters. But the answer is not to spend most of one’s time in the Old Testament to the minimizing of the New Testament. The answer is not to spend 75% of our time in the OT. The answer, I believe, is in giving notice to the many interesting ways (too many to count) all the parts of Scripture are inter-connected. Does anybody play baseball with only one base (leaving the other 3 off the field and out of play)? In answer to a recent question about OT and NT connections here are a few tips.