John woke up to the sound of waves smashing against the shore he was soaking wet, covered in mucky sand, and as alone as he has ever been in his life. After a few minutes John had remembered what happened. His plane was trapped in the middle of a terrible storm and had crashed. The last thing he could recall was the pilot saying “we’re going down!”John began to explore the island and stumbled upon four ancient looking chests. In front of the chest was a sign “Choose one to survive the island”. The chests were labeled Books, Movies, Video games, and CD’s. John thought to himself which one is going to help me survive or maybe even get off this island. He decided that listening to music or playing video games wasn’t really going to keep him very entertained. It was between movies and books. John thought movies would be a good choice because he loved to watch them maybe there was a movie that could teach him how to hunt or what to eat and what not to. He also thought books would be a good choice because he enjoyed reading and could also learn valuable things from them. In the end John choose books because he knew even if the book wasn’t what he wanted he could always use it to start a fire. John opened the chest labeled books and inside he found three books. The first one was the Holy Bible, the second was Man vs. Wild Survival techniques for the most dangerous places on earth, and the last book he pulled out was a thick journal. John was happy; he thought the blank journal, Man vs. Wild, and the bible would give him a good chance at staying alive. The book that will be the most useful on the island will be the journal. John will be able to document his story to keep him occupied. John could use to the journal to write down what he did everyday so when he does get rescued he can tell his story to the world. John can also write down memories of his past to keep him occupied and remembering his family. He could draw pictures of things to keep busy and remember what his homeland looks like. John could even use the journal to write his own fictional story just to keep him occupied. Not only will the journal be useful for entertainment purposes but John can use it to document the things he sees on the island. He can make notes of where the good spots to fish are, what to eat and what not to, and even draw a map of the island. In addition to its writing uses, John can always use the paper in the journal as a great fire starter since islands are usually pretty green, and there are not many things around to get a fire going. Not only will the journal prove to be very useful on the island the Holy Bible can be very inspiring for John to keep his mind positive. The Bible is full of great stories of people overcoming adversity that are very motivating that will help John when he doubts himself. The Bible will also help John stay positive, staying positive on the island will be key to survival because if John gets down on himself he will start losing his will to survive. Another great thing about the bible is its length it’s very long and takes some people as long as a whole year to finish and most people read it over and over. The stories in the Bible will help John stay in touch with his emotions. There are many types of stories in the Bible touching on every single emotion the human body is able to produce. In addition to the reading what the Bible offers it will also help John get in touch with his religion and will remind him to pray and keep in touch with God. He can even use it to meditate, to put himself into a happy place. The Bible will provide some great reading on the island but
9 December 2009
The History of the Canonization of the Bible
The process by which the English Bible, as it is known to the English culture today, was compiled is an extraordinary thing to see. The Bible consists of two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The process by which both Testaments were written and then canonized into one book transpired over a period of many years. Once the canonization of the Bible officially came to an end, it…
sugAnother point to suggest, is that if Christians believed in supernatural causes, then they would also be led to believe in supernatural cures as well. Firstly, people believed that illnesses and conditions could miraculously be healed by Jesus in the Bible, and thus attempted some ridiculous cures. The main point to suggest from this is that the actual cases of survival from serious conditions were in single figures, and therefore, the cures obviously didn’t work. An example of this is proven from an…
The Influence of the Modern Period on the English Language
Over 1500 years, the English language has developed to be the most widespread form of sharing thoughts. With the invention of the printing press, to printing the Bible, to world renowned, writer, William Shakespeare, all happening during the modern period of time, it has greatly changed the most spoken language in the world. The Modern English period had the most influence on the English language.
In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg of…
painters that shows three dimensions on a flat surface
Vernacular-native or everyday language
Utopia-a book by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island
William Shakespeare-English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
Johann Gutenberg-German printer who was the first in Europe to print using movable type and the first to use a press (1400-1468)
Indulgence- The forgiveness of the punishment due for past sins…
History of The English Language
Over the course of time, the english language has been molded and shaped by many
different factors. From 55 BC when Julius Caesar invaded Britain, to our time era now, countless
events have lead to the influence of the modern english dialect. Three time periods are
commonly referred to as the major impactors of the language. The first being Old English from
4501100, the second being Middle English from 11001450 and finally the last referred to as
Modern English dating from 1450 to present day…
Our precept readings for the semester guided us through different facets of the reformation which proceeded through England and Scotland. We progressed through the major changes made early on through bible translations and books of homilies. We then moved to books of order, worship, and discipline. Finally, we ended with personal reflection and opinion, now possible and appreciated in the new environment of the church.
We began with the prototypical igniter of the Reformation, Martin Luther…
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This coming Thanksgiving, I will be going to Cambodia to teach at the Cambodia Bible Institute. I will be teaching Biblical Geography with Rich Dolan. I will be in Cambodia for two weeks staying with the Dolan’s.
Will you share this ministry with me through your support? Please pray for me while I am in Cambodia, and be prayerful about financial contribution. I need to raise $1700 for the mission trip. These funds go toward airfare, food, and lodging. Please make the checks…
in the world. However, medieval Europe was a wide community of one catholic (universal) Church, referred to as Christendom.
There were many conflicts within the Church, most importantly during Chaucer’s lifetime in the reform movement inspired by John Wyclif. Contemporaries throughout Europe were also appalled by the spectacle of two rival popes (conflicts between factions in the Church had led to one Pope at Avignon and a rival in Rome).
However, the peoples of Europe still had a sense of being…
brought on a slaving vessel on the Middle Passage. John Wheatley of Boston purchased her as a gift for his wife. Although they brought her into the household as a slave, the Wheatley’s took a great interest in Phillis's education. Mary Wheatley, the 18 year old daughter of her owner taught her to speak and write English very quickly. Wheatley learned to read and write English by the age of nine, and she became familiar with Latin, Greek, the Bible, and selected classics at an early age. She began…
Geoffrey Chaucer – known as the father of English literature. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the middle ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet’s corner of westminister Abbey. Born 1343 in London. Died October 25, 1400 London. Spouse was Philippa Roet (1366-1387). Parents were John Chaucer and Agnes Copton.
The Canterbury Tales – Collection of over 20 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century during the time of the Hundred Years’…