Is that opposed to down dates?  I don’t know about that word’s philology, and I’m not motivated enough to find out right now.

It’s raining in Middle Tennessee – hard.  The last videos I saw showed an actual building floating on and down I-24 and smashing into submerged cars.  No injuries reported as of yet.  The newscaster said that some places in our area got as much as 15″ of rain.  That sounds awfully outlandish, but if you saw the 24 East River like I did, you may tend to believe it like I do.

The lectures at the University of North Alabama went well.  We covered the history of Revelation and its place in the Apocalyptic tradition.  After spending more time in it, myself, I’ve actually started the process toward liking the book.  It’ll be a long row to hoe, I assure you.

I’ve added a new lecture that will take place tomorrow morning at the Kingwood Heights church.  I’m not listing it in the appearance section because I figure it would be a little presumptuous to list an event at the church I attend.  There’s a class on angels taking place each Sunday, and the instructor felt it would be a good addition to have a class on the Apocrypha, so I agreed to take the reins for a day.  If you’re in the area, stop by: worship – 9:00 a.m. and class – 10:00 a.m.  Obviously it won’t have much depth since that broad of a subject is difficult to cram into 45+ minutes.  We will, however, cover the early canons and manuscripts that contain Apocryphal and pseudepigraphal works along with references within canonical texts to a few of the books.

Also, the August singing date in Alabama has been canceled.  If it happens to hit the radar again, I’ll let you know.