FHE @ Casa RJH

  • Read a “Food Rule”: #37 – “The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.”
  • Read the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from Daniel 3, complete with plenty of faux-Aramaic from daddy.
  • Discussed: the Ten Commandments, including the prohibition on idols; the religion of Babylon.
  • Consulted NRSV to see what is meant by “Son of God” in v. 25. Decided it was an Aramaicism for “divine being” or “angel” not necessarily Jesus in this context.
  • Bore testimony of God’s grace.
  • Musical item: Beastie Boys –


  1. As if you weren’t already the coolest person on the planet…

  2. Just like FHE at the Brown house, except we play Slayer’s “Angel of Death.”

  3. Same here, except my son plays Slayer on his guitar.

  4. Kevin Barney says:

    Geez, straight from the manual. Put a little imagination and creativity into it next time…

  5. I grieve to see that the anti-white bread heresy has spread to England.

  6. Also. Those are some wonderful kids.

  7. Awesome. Great FHE post-lesson activity: rock band. Fun for the whole family.

  8. What Tracy said.

  9. # 1-8
    What they said.

  10. #9 What he said.

  11. #9-10 what they said.

    (Now, as a nice computer science data structures exercise, draw the tree constructed by our pointer references.)

  12. Well, I, for one, fear for your soul after mockery of the FHE tradition. No mention whatsoever of refreshments!

  13. What Scott said.

  14. That’s what she said.

    Refreshments = Haagen Dazs ice cream, eaten by me once the kids were in bed.

  15. Excellent. I hope I can have FHE’s like that when I grow up.

  16. What they ALL said. Can you come over to my house next Monday?

  17. Consulted NRSV to see what is meant by “Son of God” in v. 25. Decided it was an Aramaicism for “divine being” or “angel” not necessarily Jesus in this context.

    Wouldn’t expect anything else in your house. Maybe sprinkled with veiled criticisms to why we need another male dominated story when there’s plenty of such stories that feature prominent women.

    Haagen-Dasz in bed alone? Tsk, tsk. Hope DW got some as well or a bigger doghouse would be needed.

  18. Your wife seems less enthusiastic about the Beastie Boys than your sons, no?

  19. And next time, may I suggest something by K.T. Tunstall, Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett, The Runways… just to offer ‘a fair and balanced’ view.

  20. Fair and balanced, sure, but do these artists actually have tracks called “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego”? I thought not.

  21. I prefer my biblically sourced music from The Pixies.

  22. Looks fantastic, but it’s unclear whether your wife and daughter are sharing a hug, or collectively recoiling.

  23. Rebecca hates the Beasties.

  24. @20 The haven’t anything to do with it, but if you caught the flippant side of it, they’re all girl bands! What did the Beastie Boys have to do with SMA? Did I miss something?

  25. Three Jewish boys.

  26. RJH, why does it look like your wife and daughter are huddling together at the end there? It looks as if they’re commiserating something? I would hope they aren’t hanging their heads in shame of your boys listning to The [Beastie] Boys