Living Out the Scripture

Just what you all have been waiting for: a meme! That’s right, I’ve been tagged by blogger tumbler tumblogger tumble-logger Ben Gray for the meme “Living Out the Scripture.” I must now “Post that verse or story of scripture which is important to you, which you find yourself re-visiting time after time.”

Resistance is futile. I must comply.

I particularly love the Book of Jude. Yes, it is short, but its twenty-five verses pack such a bang and touch so many different topics — the return of Christ (as prophesied by pre-noahic Enoch), the condemnation of false teachers (right doctrine is important!) and of unbelievers, the importance of rebuke in contending for the faith, the preservation of the saints, the majesty of Christ, and more. I’ll not quote the entire book, but I will share a couple of verses:

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith; praying in the Holy Spirit; 21keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. 22And have mercy on some, who are doubting; 23save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

24Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 25to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Jude 20-25, NASB

Now to continue the meme, I tag… Justin, Shawn, and Jamie.

As an aside, it was suggested by Sidney in the comments at openswitch that there should be a Bible class for marking up Scriptures. I’m not very creative, but since the inception of this blog, I’ve been marking up my Scripture blockquotes with three classes: “bible,” either “old-testament” or “new-testament,” and an appropriate version class such as “nasb” or “kjv.” Feel free to copy or suggest something better, anyone. :) (I haven’t yet decided on a good way to style up the quotations yet, but the possibility is there for me at any time.)

8 thoughts on “Living Out the Scripture”

  1. Justin: “View source” on any webpage — That’s markup. If you want to learn, quite a few tutorials are linked to from this post.

    I thought I saw a guide to posting with XHTML over on the WordPress Codex wiki, but I can’t seem to find it now. :

    Ben, you wouldn’t happen to know of any introductions to XHTML — particularly as would pertain to posting on a blog (text formats, image handling, etc.)? (For all I know, you’ve written one yourself in the past; off to openswitch…)

  2. Do you know of any simple n00b-level guides to enriching blog posts with (X)HTML? I’ve been poking around looking for one to share with Justin to help him, well, add semantic spice to his blog entries.

    I know you’ve spent more time on sites & blogs devoted to design and such than I have — and it shows on your awesome openswitch design — so I thought maybe you could help us out. :P

  3. Awww shucks. :blush:

    Really, the sky is the limit. There are several things you can style relatively easily. Like when I put a paragraph in a <blockquote> tag, you can style it in your CSS with this:

    blockquote {
    font-size: 14px;
    font-family: Georgia, “Times New Roman”, serif;
    color: #777;
    border-left: 1px solid #ccc;

    You can also style <cite>, <p>, and lot’s of other tags. You can even style <em> and <strong> tags differently.

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