Sunday, February 26, 2006

Settler's of Catan:
my new favorite!

Settler's of Catan has become my new favorite game! It is a board game that is a mix between Risk and Monopoly. It takes about 1-2 hours to play, but it is such a blast! I think I like it so much because it's one thing that I actually have a chance at beating Tim at :o) Although, I have to sadly admit that he beat me for the first time last weekend!

These are a few of our friends from the area that we play with. They are such great people! In the top left picture is Mr.and Mrs. Jennings. They are the parents of Amanda Jennings (bottom right). They were visiting from Iowa for a few days. In the top right is Natalie Trach, her baby Allie, and Dawn Mihelis.

The next picture down on the left is Katie Barker and her husband Tim Barker, along with Scott Logan and his wife Lindsay Logan.
On the right is Tim, Natalie, Dawn Mihelis, and her husband Nate Mihelis.

Sweet Amanda Jennings, my college friend, and her fiance, Garrett Lee are in the bottom right pic. And last, but certainly not least, is my dashing husband Tim in the bottom left picture. He's so hot, isn't he?
Visit Tim's Theology Blog Luther's Stein. For those of you who had already been to CalviNation, it blew up and so Tim had to change locals.

Friday, February 24, 2006

My Semester in Theology This semester I am dividing my time between 1) Ecclesiology/Eschatology, 2) Theological German, 3) Pastoral Counseling, 4) Preaching, and 5) Biblical Theology. By far I am enjoying Biblical Theology the most as it involves methods and themes of the text the most. Of late I have been reading the classic -- New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate by Hasel. I have found it both stimulating and frustrating. Hasel is stimulating in that he is able to concisely summarize entire lifetimes of work in the field Biblical Theology in only a few pages. Hasel is frustrating in that he is so concise. After one reads about Oscar Cullmann or Rudolph Bultmann, one still feels as though he knows too little of each author's perspectives on NT theology. I am planning to crack "According to Plan" by Graeme Goldsworthy as my next text for Biblical Theology. I am interested to see what his take on the center of the Bible is. I know already that he is a strong proponent of typology as the hermeneutical key to the Scriptures, and I am already predisposed against this given my progressive dispensational proclivities, however, as I am continually brought into a greater understanding of the unity of the Bible, I have found that the chasm which separated me from covenantalism grows smaller by the day! Soli Deo Gloria, Tim

The Girl's Night Out

Recently, some of the other seminary wives and I have been going out for dessert to celebrate some of the winter birthdays. We have really had a fun time together. Natalie Trach (left in white shirt) is from Northland and her husband is Jesse, who is friends with Tim from Northland as well. Natalie has a little girl named Allie Grace, who I am holding in the picture. No she is NOT my baby :o) Kristen White is on the far left in the green. She is also from Northland. Tim is also friends with her husband Russell White. On the back right is Lindsey Logan is in the white. She actually didn't go to Northland, but she married Tim's very good friend from Northland :o) She has become a good friend of mine as well. She and Scott actually met at our wedding! Next in the blue is Dawn Mihelis. She is one of my best friends :o) We went to Northland with she and her husband Nate Mihelis. She and Nate were married our last year at NBBC, while Tim and I were engaged. They were a blessed refuge away from the Northland campus! Lastly, Katie Barker and her husband Tim are also from Northland. We all went on extention together to Maranatha Baptist Church. They are close friends to both Tim and I. Now you know a few of my friends. I'm sure that you will see them more in days to come :o)