Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Four Gospels, Verse by Verse; Morning Glory

After about three months of study, I finally finished reading the Gospel According to Matthew and an accompanying commentary (which does cover all 4 Gospels) called The Four Gospels: Verse by Verse by D. Kelly Ogden and Andrew Skinner, two professors of ancient scripture at BYU. I've read the New Testament several times over the years, but this time, with commentary it came alive. There were so many details about the Holy Land I simply don't know, having never traveled there, and historical facts about Judaism and Jewish tradition that the authors included that made the scriptures a whole new experience. I loved this book because of the ease of finding commentary relating to the section I happened to be reading that day. It has an excellent index; it really is as it says: verse by verse.

I had a mountain of laundry to fold and turned on Netflix to watch Morning Glory. It stars Rachel McAdams as a driven TV news producer who gets a plum job on what turns out to be a horribly dysfunctional and sinking morning news program. Diahann Keaton and Harrison Ford co-star. I forget her love interest's name, but he was pretty good in his role. I guess the plot caught me off-guard because I went in expecting it to be a rom-com, and it turned out that the central arc focused on McAdams and Ford's relationship, with her as all spunk and him as all cantankerousness. To be honest, it was quite a bit better than I expected it to be (but my expectations were pretty low.) Not the worst way to spend a while folding laundry.


  1. I took New Testament from Andrew Skinner when I was at BYU. He was awesome.