Bloggish Bestowals


Titus 2:1 says, “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.”

Ryan Smith, the man behind OneChristianDad, has honoured this bantam backwater blog by bestowing upon it the Titus 2:1 Award. As part of the festivities he has asked me to answer the following questions:

1. If you could have dinner with any historical Christian figure, who would it be and why?

Assuming that he held to the Christian orthodoxy of his day, William Shakespeare would be my choice. Harold Bloom, a famous Shakespeare scholar, has written that the playwright invented both the English language and human nature as we understand it today. Wild, sure, but those claims do underscore the significance of the man that some claim to be the most amazingly greatest of all best writers in history. In any language.

2. What one burning question would you ask?

Whence doth thy literary larder be most replenished of its dainties?

3. Where and what would you eat?

At the English pub of his choice. Really, they’re all just wonderful. I would have one of each of the three cask ales usually available, and either a wild boar sandwich, or a steak and ale pie. We’d be there a long time, so probably both.

4. What was the last Bible verse you read?

Titus 2:1. But before that, it was Numbers 35:34 – “Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel.”

It is now incumbent upon me to pass the award on to another sound blogger. Someone I started following recently is the High Plains Parson. His is more theological than my blog, and for that reason often more interesting, and he spices liberally with insightful quotes. That, and he’s out in Colorado, the mere mention of which gives fly fishermen the vapors. So my award goes to High Plains Parson.



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