Bad News or Good News?

At long last, we have reached the end of Daniel 2. It’s an interminably long chapter – an impression I had when I had to slog through it verse by verse in Aramaic for a PhD class. Blogging through it has done nothing to change that impression! Here’s how things end. When Daniel is done…

Back to the Real World

Oh, that’s right. I have a blog. It’s been a busy week that started with the best possible Monday ever. After twelve years of graduate school and months upon months of waiting through (yes, I do mean waiting, not wading) the academic requirements of dissertation completion, I received word at 8:18 on Monday morning that…

I Told You So

In case you haven’t been buying my argument that Nebuchadnezzar’s dream isn’t the most important part of chapter two, let me present my next piece of evidence: 2:24–30. Once God reveals the mystery to Daniel and Daniel spends four verses praising Him (vv. 20–23), Daniel tells Arioch the Executioner to take him to the king…

The Heart of the Matter

February is supposed to be all about hearts and stuff – which, as a very single person, I take very little interest in (unless it translates into chocolate gifts on my desk). But in the spirit of the season, I can talk about hearts and stuff, but only on my terms: the heart (and stuff)…