Daily Archives: August 22, 2010

Ghosts and Deception

I finished Burton Visotzky’s Golden Bells and Pomegranates just now.   On pages 141-142, Visotzky talks about a story in Leviticus Rabbah 24:3, which concerns a local spirit who lived in a well.  This spirit didn’t bother the people in the … Continue reading

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“You Are a Writer!”

One of my favorite scenes in the movie, Julie and Julia, is when Julie gets a phone call asking her to write a cookbook.  “I’m going to be a writer!”, she tells her husband.  “You are a writer”, her husband … Continue reading

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Articles about Beth Moore

I want to post a few links right now, so I can revisit them for a future post, or two, or three: Christianity Today’s article on Beth Moore. Response to CT article by Beth Moore’s daughter, Melissa. Both of these … Continue reading

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Insecurity and Self-Acceptance

Latin mass was interesting this morning, for the tone of the bulletin seemed to contradict the tone of the homily. The bulletin had passages like these: Don’t be so sure that you know who is and who isn’t, who will … Continue reading

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My Blog is 3!

Today is my blog’s third birthday. Throughout the week, I’ve been looking forward to writing this post, thinking about things to write.  (Yes, I’m that narcissistic!  Or, at least, I’m that obsessed with my blog!)  Now that it’s my blog’s … Continue reading

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Let Us; Neshamah

I’m continuing my way through Henri Blocher’s In the Beginning.  Here are two items that caught my eye: 1.  In Genesis 1:26, God says, “Let us create man in our image”.  Why does God refer to himself in the first … Continue reading

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