Daily Archives: January 20, 2012

My Impressions of Newt Gingrich: From My Conservative Days to Now

A friend of mine (who is a liberal) asked what is the appeal of Newt Gingrich, considering that so many people know about the morally deplorable things that he has done in his life.  Granted, after reading about what Newt’s … Continue reading

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Wisdom Literature: Elite, Popular, or Both?

I started Ben Witherington III’s Jesus the Sage. On page 6, Witherington says that mass literacy is a modern phenomenon, for writing in the ancient world took money and leisure—-both in terms of the cumbersome and expensive writing materials, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Religion