I struggle with a certain tension regarding the Old Testament.
A lot of it is difficult to understand, so I hold it at arm’s length. When given the options to preach on passages from the Old Testament, a New Testament epistle, and a Gospel–as I am most Sundays–I’ll more often than not preach on the Gospel, with the epistle coming in second. The Old Testament passage mostly gets pushed aside, relegated to a casual allusion or two on a good Sunday.
But at the same time the Old Testament holds a certain fascination for me. There’s something really holy-feeling about the ancientness of these texts, a connection to a world far removed from the world I know today, far removed even from the Greco-Roman world, from Hellenism, upon which so much of our world today is founded. Here is a window into things beyond and above me, a world something like Hogwarts, that…
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This month our 3 challenges were:
- Run every day.
- Do our first Urban Exploration.
- Get a tattoo.
Needless to say we had mixed results. Join myself, the incredibly handsome Niall, and the shockingly beautiful Jessie, as we discuss the first 30 days.
The next challenges are;
- Learn a bit of a language every day.
- Go for a full-moon swim.
- Spend an hour in a floatation tank.
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After hitting the “big ones” in Prague, we woke up the next day to a beautiful day. So we decided to keep walking around the city while enjoying the sun.
Petrin Hill is a lovely green space west of Charles Bridge, near Prague Castle in the Mala Strana area. The day we went was so nice that the hill was full of both locals and tourists enjoying the beautiful day. From the foot to the top, Petrin is almost entirely a park. Benches, flowerbeds, grass, and a tower at the top from which to see the entire city: what could be better?
To get to Petrin Hill, one can either hike up or take a funicular, or do a combination of both. There are three stops: Ujezd at the bottom, Nebozizek in the middle, and Petrin at the top.
At the top of the hill, you can simply enjoy…
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“The ignition of a thermite-based incendiary device on an aircraft at altitude could result in catastrophic damage and the death of every person onboard. These devices are easily assembled and concealable; current TSA procedures would likely not recognize thermite-based mixtures.”
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