What a great opportunity! Back in November 2012, I took a flight from Clark International Airport in Pampanga to Mactan International Airport in Cebu to attend a theology conference. Along the way while on board the plane, I had the rare chance of taking snapshots of Mt. Arayat in Pampanga and Mayon Volcano in Albay, the Bicol region.
According to what I have learned online, Mt. Arayat is a stratrovolcano—that is, it’s no longer active. When you’re driving on the road, you can see this towering height in about 4 provinces: Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga and Bulacan.
Along the way, I also had the chance to see Mayon Volcano, with its famous and beautiful perfectly-shaped cone. It is still an active volcano and has been acting up from time to time. It was great to see it from the top. I guess I made a mistake in my camera settings because the photo turned out so bluish—I don’t know. Or maybe it was the effect of shooting through a plane’s window.
Just the same, I felt awe and wonder at the great beauty of God’s creation all around us.
Back in September 2012, my family and I were at the Mines View Park in Baguio City after the passing of many years and I was surprised that the place now looked different with all the many small shops all over the place. It was kind of disappointing somewhat. Parking space was somewhat of a challenge too.
Anyway, I still enjoyed taking photos using my Nikon Coolpix S640 point-and-shoot camera. In this photo, I took a shot of a bunch of everlasting flowers sold in one of the stalls. It was interesting to me because there was in insect—a moth or something—and its colors blended well with the flowers. Really nice.
I got hold of Dr. Gary Deddo’s handout (pdf file) from one of his lectures showing what John Calvin wrote in his commentaries about universal atonement. It is interesting to note that according to Dr. Deddo, Calvin’s best works are found in his commentaries and not in his Institutes.
I’m sure some Calvinists who believe in limited atonement will wonder what John Calvin was talking about in his commentaries. With a little research, one can find John Calvin’s commentary about the Bible on the internet. Anyway, here’s Dr. Gary Deddo’s lecture handout at this link. Have fun reading and learning!