Category Archives: Daniel 4

A Slow Learner Is Still a Learner

It’s (past) time to bring Daniel 4 to a close and bid fond farewell to Nebuchadnezzar. (He actually does show up posthumously in the next chapter, but he’s a distant memory there, which turns out to be part of Belshazzar’s … Continue reading

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Prophets, Pride, and Pay-Up Chocolate

On Friday afternoon the FedEx man showed up at my door, bearing gifts of chocolate from a far-away friend admitting he was wrong. Jeff hadn’t done anything hurtful to me or anyone else, but his pound and half of chocolate … Continue reading

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Care To Be a Daniel?

In my Baptist Sunday school, we sang a song called “Dare To Be a Daniel.” It was all about taking a stand and standing alone. Daniel showed great gumption when he stood alone (or with his three friends) against the … Continue reading

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Green and Gold

I apologize up front to my fellow fans of the Green & Gold: this blog post is not about the Packers. I shamelessly used that color combination to lure in readers. (Did it work?) However, shamelessness does not equal randomness. … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude

I’ve tried numerous times to learn German (not for fun…because it definitely isn’t), but the vocabulary kills me every time. Seriously, when a language allows the ad infinitum gluing together of words already-too-long to make new-out-of-control-longer words, it pretty much … Continue reading

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The Taller They Are, the Harder They Fall

I live in the Evergreen State, and a line of towering pines across my parking lot reminds me of this whenever I sit at my desk. If any of them decides to fall eastward, I’ll be really glad to have … Continue reading

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Déjà-vous All Over Again

Nebuchadnezzar’s first disturbing dream came to him when he was a new king (chapter 2). He saw the “large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance” (2:31, NIV ) and, although the dream troubled him, things ended well for him. … Continue reading

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Say It with a Song

So what’s this important something Nebuchadnezzar had to say? The suspense has probably been causing you pain for a week. Let me put you out of your misery. The great and mighty king of Babylon is bubbly. He’s tickled to … Continue reading

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“Dear Everyone, I’m pretty great, but…”

I still send letters, honest to goodness letters, through the mail. (I’d say I still write letters, but that’s not true. I type them.) When I tell people this, they look at me funny. (I try to avoid telling them … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

I didn’t blog. And, aside from two weeks teaching the book in Myanmar, I didn’t think about Daniel. Thus, I am in need of review. Presumably, so are you. I will resist my teacherly urge to spend the next three … Continue reading

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