Friday, November 25, 2005

One Month 'Til Xmas

This is a friendly PP reminder. Don't let Xmas sneak up on you. Get your shopping in now.

What do you want for Xmas?


Anonymous Diane said...

I think a better question would be "What does the PP want for Christmas?"

Does he want some obscure theologian's work or does he secretly crave something more secular?

Friday, November 25, 2005 3:40:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Engwer said...

I asked for some Bible commentaries. I was especially looking forward to John Nolland's commentary on Matthew. Judging from Steve Hays' recent comments on it, though, it doesn't seem to be as good as I'd hoped. Still, I expect it to have some good material, and I'll probably get some other commentaries. Then there's the usual food, money, etc. My relatives have always done a lot for Christmas, both in terms of giving gifts and in terms of visiting relatives, decorating for the season, etc. It's a major holiday for us, as I think it ought to be for everybody. It's a good time of the year.

Jason Engwer
New Testament Research Ministries

Friday, November 25, 2005 6:07:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Yes, Diane, yes...I believe that is a much better question. Don't need any books.

The secret secular cravings are always there, of course.

I'll "settle" for an XBOX 360 and the new Morrwind game coming out in March. Perhaps I can put up a "Donate!" box somewhere on this blog. Of course, such a game would, er, slightly diminish posting here at PP.

Or, I'll settle for a job paying triple my salary!

Another possibility is a tennis racket that can withstand the mad topspin I put on the ball.

Ah, the list could go on.

What dost thou wantest, Diane? I hope that snowblower I bought for you last Christmas still works! If not, that is $600 or so PP bucks that I could've invested in, say, oil futures!

Friday, November 25, 2005 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...


I always wanted the ICC three-volume set on Matthew. However, the prices for each of the volumes was crazy-high, something like $80. So, I live with Hendrickson and Lenski, which are nice pieces of work. RCH Lenski is really good with the gospels; non-orthodox Lutherans will find him rather strident and doctrinaire at times, but I'd think Evangelicals would really like Lenski's devotion to scripture.

My problem with commentaries is that I go through them carefully, but, apart from the broadest of brushstrokes, it all falls out. Just a few months after doing both Cranfield ICC Romans volumes, I can still outline the basics, but I have to look up everything else.

Food is good. Money is even better.

George Costanza will donate $100 in your name to "The Human Fund," if you get the Seinfeld reference.

Friday, November 25, 2005 6:32:00 PM  
Blogger Highland Host said...

Books are excellent. I have, in the past, used a bookshop that DOES NOT OBSERVE CHRISTMAS as a source for Christmas gifts. I find it funny.

Saturday, November 26, 2005 5:50:00 AM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Yes, books are excellent, unless you have too many of them and have yet to read many of them!

I can always heartily recommend a book on measure and integration theory. It will cure you of insomnia, promise!

Saturday, November 26, 2005 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Diane said...

As far as I know, the snowblower still works. We haven't had any snow yet to try it on. Of course, just because it's working now, doesn't mean that it will work in December or January. I'd better put the gas can in the car so if it does start snowing, I can go get gas for it.

XBox 360 is what you want? That would be awfully expensive to ship.

My wants are simple this year. A higher salary would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath. I'll probably just ask for some DVDs or some gift certificates.

Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:23:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Well, what do you want for Xmas, Diane?

Sunday, November 27, 2005 4:31:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Higher salaries are always nice...

Sunday, November 27, 2005 5:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Diane said...

Surprise me!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:50:00 PM  

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