Daily Archives: October 2, 2011

Chapters 38-39 of The Stand

Last night, I read Chapters 38-39 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  I have three items for today: 1.  Chapter 38 was about people who survived the superflu, yet they went on to die of other … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, Stephen King

Questions Sparked by the Lord’s Supper Liturgy

For my write-up today on this morning’s church service that I attended, I’ll comment on something from the Lord’s supper liturgy: “You stilled chaos, Compassionate God, so creation could burst forth in joyous song.  You planted lush carpets of grace … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Religion

Pro-Rome, Esotericism, Challenge

I have three items from my reading today of Louis Feldman’s Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World: 1.  A topic that Feldman discusses on pages 102-106 is the ambivalent attitude of Jews towards the Romans, at least in rabbinic … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Rabbinics, Religion