A Celebration and Contest/Giveaway!

Well folks, it is time for a bit of a celebration, as this blog has just surpassed 500,00 views. I began the blog in January of 2007. I have tried to blog regularly. I have had five different homes during that time in two countries and four different states in the US. But I have tried to stay committed to blogging.

It is exciting to be settled in at Northeastern Seminary whence I will continue to blog, hopefully with even more regularity since I am not packing and moving anymore!

How shall we celebrate? How about a giveaway! I am giving away a copy of Raymond Collins’ new 2 Corinthians commentary in the Baker Paideia series.

In order to be in the running, you have to (1) sign up to follow me on Twitter (@nijaykgupta), and (2) write a comment on this post where you summarize the letter of 2 Corinthians in one sentence. (For those of you who think you can get away with a run-on sentence, I am limiting the sentence to 50 words or fewer!)

Entries from the US only (contiguous states) unless you will be at SBL and are willing to wait for a personal hand-off (which I am more than happy to do!).

The winning comment will be accurate and attention-getting. No plagiarism please!

This contest/giveaway will go on for a week’s worth of entries.

To sweeten the deal, I will throw into the package a surprise freebie – I think it will be worth it! I will reveal what the freebie is after the winner is selected.

The contest will end @ 11:59PM on August 9. Good luck to all!

10 thoughts on “A Celebration and Contest/Giveaway!

  1. A conversation about the comfort of Christ, covenantal calling, the collection for Christians and controversy over calumniators to the Corinthian church!

  2. I am following you on twitter as chappiemartin. Here is my two cents about the message of 2 Corinthians, which is actually an adaptation of the Non Commissioned US Army Officer’s Creed –

    I, Paul, will not use my position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.
    Competence is my watchword. Accomplishing my mission and the welfare of my children are most important. I will place my children’s needs above my own. I will be fair when recommending both rewards and punishment.

    1. I did not read caefully enough it was supposed to be one sentence. – So how about this – I, Paul, will not use my position for selfish purposes, for I see you all as my children and will act for your welfare and be as competent and fair as I can be towards you, so with this in mind, Listen! – chappymartin

  3. Grace and peace, the joys of heaven, a harsh warning.
    Boasting good and bad, an exasperated tone, an ecstatic vision.
    The infamous thorn in the flesh. Goodbye, I’m coming! Love, Paul.

  4. Hey baby, we’ve had a rocky start, but God knows you ain’t never gonna find another apostle better than me.

  5. The messenger of the cross is conformed to the message of the cross, foolishness to the perishing and life for those who believe.

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