Where are the Albertan rednecks?

One thing that I forgot to mention about my trip to Edmonton were a few observations from the provincial museum that I visited. One difference that I observed between the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton was that in latter museum a high percentage of the animal exhibits mentioned hunting, hunting seasons, and the number of hunting licensing issues for whatever type of hunt. Does this mean that most of those who might be dubbed rednecks reside in the more northern regions of the province?

(BTW, speaking of my Edmontonian relatives and the museum, one of the relatives that I was staying with used to work at the Royal Alberta Museum as a taxidermist. How's that for an unusual, yet cool job?).

Feeling a lack of motivation...

Maybe it's that the undergrads have the full week off, when I really should be working on accomplishing something, but my level of motivation has been quite low starting around last Friday or so. I had hoped that a trip to Edmonton would do something to bring my energy levels back but I didn't get that much academic stuff done yesterday and only a little more today.

In the process of procrastination (which also involved reading a whole lot of semi-random blogs), I also managed to get some more useful reading done. I polished off a book by Lee Strobel in short order, and also had time to still a somewhat longer statement regarding the church that my roommates attend (roughly 42 pages in length).

One thing that I found a little interesting about that second book is that it argues that the roles of husband and wife are synonomous with those of elder and deacon (respectively) in the church (It argued that the roles of elder and deacon hold on 3 levels - over the universal church, over the local church, and finally the family). It seems that that denomination also views the offices of both elder and deacon as life-long (unless they don't fall into error), and as well unelected.

What was I up to church-wise in Edmonton

I went off with my relatives for the morning service at West End Christian Reformed Church, where they are members. Digging around on the website of the church, while the CRC upholds the Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dordt, and Belgic Confession, I noticed the following statement:

We recognize as fellow-Christians all people who accept the teachings of the bible as summarized in the Apostles' Creed.

Anyways, in the afternoon I was off to St. Albert CanRC to meet up with Ian & Jolene for supper. It seemed a little unusual being in a Canadian Reformed Church again (see some comments that I posted about that last night).

It was also some interesting in that I've recently started reading From Sabbath to Lord's Day, the sermon that afternoon was on the Sabbath, and then the Bible study group I attended that evening was working their way through the Westminster Confession and happened also to be talking about that topic.


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