I've spent a lot of time around Mark Dever, so I know that there are lot of things that are unusual about him. He's unusually smart, unusually outgoing, and has an unusually nerdy tattoo on his upper back.
Vermont Connecticut Royster was the editor of the Wall Street Journal's editorial page from 1958 to 1971. His career with the Journal spanned over half the 20th century, with the exception of 1940-45 when he served as the captain of a U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Jack Miller, in the Pacific Theater of war.
For this purpose, then, the incorporeal and incorruptible and immaterial Word of God entered our world. In one sense, indeed, He was not far from it before, for no part of creation had ever been without Him Who, while ever abiding in union with the Father, yet fills all things that are. But now He entered the world in a new way, stooping to our level in His love and Self-revealing to us. He saw the reasonable race, the race of men that, like Himself, expressed the Father's Mind, wasting out of existence, and death reigning over all in corruption.
I don't know if you've realised that by blogging through the whole bible, you have created the first commentary on the whole bible in Yoda-speak for those who don't know any German but are happy to use Google-translator..
A few years ago, Tom Schreiner and Shawn Wright edited a very useful book called Believer's Baptism (B&H, 2007). The essay by Steve Wellum in this volume is the best defense of believer's baptism I've read.
I appreciate your question about how to teach passages like Genesis 34 to audiences that include a lot of kids. This is a pretty thorny issue. I know more than one church that has been upset because some people thought that the pastor had been too explicit in his handling of these texts.