Daily Archives: August 14, 2011

IT’s Method

I’d like to continue my inquiry into Stephen King’s IT, specifically the question that I asked in my last post: “In Stephen King’s IT, why do kids see IT, whereas adults usually do not (with notable exceptions)?” My impression is … Continue reading

Posted in Stephen King

Naturalism and Supernaturalism in Stephen King’s IT

In Stephen King’s IT, why do kids see IT, whereas adults usually do not (with notable exceptions)?  On page 535, Stephen King appears to offer what may be an explanation: “…it occurred to [Ben] that kids were better at almost … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, School, Stephen King

Reincarnation

At church this morning, the pastor preached about the Joseph story and how God worked good out of bad in that situation.  The pastor said that life is unpredictable—that things do not necessarily turn out as we plan or foresee—but … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Church, Religion

Ibn Ezra, Like a Judicial Moderate!

In my reading today of Four Approaches to the Book of Psalms: From Saadiah Gaon to Abraham Ibn Ezra, I started Uriel Simon’s discussion of medieval Jewish exegete Abraham Ibn Ezra.  Ibn Ezra’s position is perhaps the most nuanced of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion