These posts are to celebrate a commentary of Ecclesiastes by a long-standing friend, Melvin Tinker, to be published in 2014. I have not yet read it - a treat in store - but my guess is that he and I will have a good deal in common. At least we'll both agree that the book has a positive message. It is not the work of a sour-minded and disillusioned king, but of someone who has come to realise where true satisfaction in this life is found, and what its limits are.
Nobody is to be accused of plagiarism! There is no issue of 'accountability'. The claim that this view is an 'improvement' upon classical theism and God's relation to the creation marks a significant change in the way that we are bidden to think of God, when judged by the Reformed tradition. With such an 'improvement' we get the treat of having our cake and eating it, but at the price of choking , as we shall see.
Beyond this, who can tell? Even thinking that we can see as far as the first few months of the year is stretching things.
Nevertheless I hope that you and your families enjoy a Happy New Year!