I "Moo"-ed and Cran-"field"-ed through

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


I just delivered my paper in class several hours ago - complete with a Powerpoint presentation - my paper on Romans 6. There is still much to do before the final submission but on the whole the feedback I received was that it was well done and they have enjoyed the discussion. I thank God, for helping me persevere through it all. It was not easy.

However, I was commenting to Noel (my fellow brother and classmate) that I should footnote the entire paper in one big citation creditting Douglas Moo and CEB Cranfield! Only because I think I practically quoted them everywhere. Therefore, I need to give it a re-work to add on more thoughts and what I learnt from class today. But I am glad I have finally got the presentation over and done with.

My lesson for the day though is: God's word is God's word.

One can say it is tough, but one can also say it is easy;
It is profound, and yet it is simple truth at same time.
The more we dwell in His Word, we know more;
And yet realise we don't know enough.

For the word of God is living and active,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing to the division of soul and of spirit,
of joints and of marrow,
and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
~ Heb 4:12

Maeghan
Picture by Bill Davenport

p/s: What I find amusing is that I am fresh and wide awake right now even though it is 1:08 in the morning, compared to the previous nights when I practically knocked off at 11:00pm. Amazing how stress affects a person. A really feel a heavy burden being lifted now that I am done with my Romans paper (though I still have to complete it for submission) - the sky is bright again and I can breathe easy now. Now, what else can I do?!

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6 comment(s)

  1. Maeghan,
    This sounds like a true "beauty in the midst of hardship" story! Glad to hear your paper is done and you still stand amazed at God's word!!

    Blessings,
    Julia

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  2. Maeghan,

    Wisdom is gleaning truth from specific sources. If you agree with Moo or Cranfield, then, by golly, quote them.

    There is no need to re-invent the wheel. If you are just pushing opinion out there because it is easier than coming up with your own, then that's a whole different problem.

    The point of research in many cases is not necesarily to come up with some ground-breaking epiphany, but rather to confirm what is believed to be true.

    Ultimately, if you gleaned golden nuggets from these recognized founts of wisdom (Moo/Cran), then you have accomplished what you set out to do.

    God Bless
    Doug

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  3. Yeah! Praise the Lord for completion, and praise the Lord that you feel refreshed at 1:00 AM. :-)

    Thanks for sharing the journey with us.

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  4. Doug,
    Thanks again for your encouragement. I guess I get worried because in the other papers, we get warned for quoting too much but this Romans paper I think it is OK. And you are right on all points - thanks!

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  5. Codepoke,
    Yeah! alright LOL
    Thanks CP. I forced myself to sleep because I would be waking up at 6am the next morning (every morning except weekends!!).

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