Folks, I am utterly shocked, but apparently chain mail is not just for silly Facebook trivialities and emails threatening 10 years of bad luck for not forwarding. It turns out that Bible geeks do this type of thing as well! I am honored to be nominated for this most illustrious Liebster Award by biblioblogger extraordinaire, V. Philips Long. Oops, I mean, Phil Long. It’s also nice to now share something in common with King Biblioblogger Jim West besides a mutual hatred for heretics named Joel Watts. Anyway, onto the rules:
“The Rules” according to the Wording Well, in order to accept the nomination you must follow these following guidelines:
- Post the award on your blog.
- Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to his/her blog.
- Write 5 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 5 bloggers (they should have less than 300 followers).
- Answer 5 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 5 questions.
- You can only listen to one CD/record for the rest of your life – what is it? Wow, this is really tough. I listen to a lot of music, and a lot of different styles. I think I’d go with Season One by All Sons & Daughters. A lot of the music I like I end up playing on piano but I was never very happy with my attempts to play this album, so I need to listen to it in order to enjoy it.
- What book most shaped the way you think today? (Bonus points for not saying Atlas Shrugged) I’m also assuming that the Bible is not allowed as an answer. This is also a very tough question to answer because I read so much, so I’m going to cheat by naming an author instead of a book. Hands down, D. A. Carson has shaped the way I think more than any other author.
- What movie are you most embarrassed about liking? I don’t really watch movies, but back in the days of my youth when A Walk to Remember Came Out, I loved it despite the horrible acting, predictable plotline, and cheesy music. I was and continue to be embarrassed about how much I liked that movie, how many times I watched it, and the fact that I cried like a baby every time.
- You get to meet with the Pope alone for five minutes – what do you say to him? If I’m feeling gutsy, maybe I’d try to convert him to Protestantism :P (no, not really. I have no idea)
- Which Simpsons character is your favorite? I haven’t watched The Simpsons enough to have a favorite character. I didn’t watch much TV growing up, and when I did watch TV it was PBS (if you couldn’t already tell that I’m a total stereotypical nerd, I’m sure it’s entirely obvious now). My brother and I really loved Arthur, because we reminded each other and our parents of Arthur and D. W.
5 Random Facts About Me:
- I lived in Germany as a wee young lass, but forgot German very rapidly after moving to the States. I can’t wait to learn German (again) just to see if it’s really true what they say, that if you forget a language you mastered when you were young, you pick it back up very easily.
- I’m also fluent in Mandarin and at one point spoke Spanish fluently as well (after years of not having any opportunity to speak it I’m very rusty).
- I went through an emo stage.
- I have a tattoo from my heathen days that reminds me of what the Lord saved me from and how He has completely changed my life.
- I was in London during the 2012 Summer Games with a performing arts ministry.
5 Bloggers I Nominate (It appears no one has been following the subscribers rule, so I’m ignoring it as well)
- Joel Watts at Unsettled Christianity (despite our differences and his recent declaration about eradicating Calvinism in 2015, he’s a nice chap with a quality blog)
- Nick Norelli at Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth (the granddaddy of book reviewers)
- Nick’s brutha from anutha mutha Esteban Vasquez at Vox Stefani (who’s brilliant but only blogs once every 10 years)
- Tim Bertolet, my Reformed partner in crime in the Twitterverse at The Voyages
- Clifford the Big Red Dog at Theological Musings (Cliff’s been pretty awesome with helping me be a better nerd)
I look forward to coffee at SBL eventually with all my lovely nominees :)
5 Questions for my Nominees
- If you could have any super power what would it be, and who would your arch-nemesis be?
- Middle Earth or Narnia and why?
- What’s your favorite biblical/theological topic/area?
- Favorite scholars?
- If you’ve been to SBL, describe a favorite memory. If not, describe what you’d be most excited about if you were going next year.
Aaaaaand that’s all folks!