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Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Professor of Greek and New Testament in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University.

A little "simple" plumbing today

Except that it turned out to be less than simple. No surprise there. A few weeks back, Celeste's bathroom faucet started leaking. Of course, I immediately thought, "I've seen my Dad do this before, so surely I can do it!" My first thought was just...

Hagan's House League Team Wins Tourney

It was an action-packed game with a lot of intensity for 3 full periods. Down 2-1 late in the game, Hagan's team came back to win the championship!

Book update

I was alerted by a friend this morning (March 30) that, according to Brill's website, my book, The Interpersonal Metafunction in 1 Corinthians 1–4: The Tenor of Toughness, is now slated to be published on April 8, 2021! It was to be published on M...

Old mower gets a new carburetor (UPDATE)

March 28, 2021 (scroll down for an update on April 7, 2021) Yesterday I posted that I had put a new carburetor on an old Poulan Pro mower that's been sitting in my shed and has not run for at least a year. I mentioned that I ran out of time to te...

Coffee table finally (re-)finished!

So, I have been working on refinishing this coffee table for more months than I care to admit--let's just say "many months." I've had it sanded for quite some time, but it needed a final sanding, staining, and lacquer. When my Mom and Dad were her...

Sometimes I cook

I don't mind cooking (I really like sous chef job of cutting things up with an overly large knife), but when I do, I need a recipe. I stumbled on to this chicken pot pie recipe from Pillsbury: https://is.gd/ten9D3 It's so good.Cooked filling in a...

Helping out a friend and fellow church member

At 9:00 AM today, a rather large crew of church members showed up at our friend's house (it was planned and organized, not a surprise) with our lawn tools and chainsaws. We trimmed trees and raked and worked flower beds for a few hours. It was a g...

Old mower gets a new carburetor

I've got an old Poulan Pro mower with a 6 h.p. Briggs and Stratton engine on it. It's been sitting in my shed for a few years. I decided that I'd try to get it running. In my estimation, it needed a new carburetor and a throttle cable. So I ordere...