I am currently reading a few books. One of them is Jesus Made in America , by Stephen Nichols. I like it so far (I am on the chapter on Puritan Jesus).
He discusses in this chapter two Puritans: Edward Taylor and Jonathan Edwards. The first one is less known, but seems to have been an impressive teacher/preacher and also a poet (his poems were discovered at YALE only in the past century). I hope to read some day his poems on Christ.
In an slightly related matter – CCEL (Christian Classics Ethereal Library) has recently posted Treasury of Sacred Poetry . Here is an inspiring excerpt from E Spenser (A Hymn on Heavenly Love):
Happy New Year to all the readers! And I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas.
I am back in Jordan after a fairly long trip to Romania and Israel. I spent Christmas with my family in Gurahont (near Arad, Romania). Unfortunately, I did not get much rest because I had to preach (only 4-5 times) and (more time consuming) I had to finish some articles for a Bible dictionary.
They were due on December 31st…and you guessed, I did email them on that date. Thank God that Romania is 10 hours ahead of US – so I had the extra time :):)