Monthly Archives: March 2012

Psalm 70

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 70.  I have three items: 1.  Psalm 70 is similar to Psalm 40:13-17, only Psalm 70 uses “God” in some places where Psalm 40:13-17 has the tetragrammaton (YHVH).  … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Connie Marshner, Part 2

For this my final post of Women’s History Month 2012, I will look at something that Susan Faludi says about conservative activist Connie Marshner on page 243 of her 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. “In the … Continue reading

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Meier on the Essenes, Samaritans, Scribes, and Herodians

For my write-up today on volume 3 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew, Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I’ll use as my launch-pad some of what Meier says on page 567, where Meier summarizes what he considers to be Jesus’ interaction … Continue reading

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Connie Marshner

Connie Marshner is a conservative figure whom Susan Faludi discusses in her 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women.  In this post, I’ll talk about the times when I have come across that name. The first time that … Continue reading

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Open-Ended on Judging

I enjoyed my church’s Bible study last night.  We’re going through Margaret Feinberg’s Scouting the Divine: Searching for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey. Something that I appreciate about Feinberg’s curriculum is that its questions are truly open-ended.  For … Continue reading

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Meier on the Sadducees

For my write-up today on volume 3 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I’ll talk about some of what Meier says concerning the Sadducees. 1.  Meier spends a lot of time dispelling or modifying certain ideas … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion

Nancy Barrett, “Poverty, Welfare, and Comparable Worth”

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly edited a 1984 book entitled Equal Pay for UNequal Work: A Conference on Comparable Worth.  I do not plan on reading the entire book right now, but I may do that for a future Women’s History … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged, Part I

I watched Atlas Shrugged, Part I last night.  Although the movie got bad reviews, and there is talk that Atlas Shrugged, Part II will get a new cast, I decided to watch the movie for three reasons. First, I absolutely … Continue reading

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The Sadducees and Angels; the Pharisees’ Lemons

For my write-up today on volume 3 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I have two items. 1.  Acts 23:8 says that the Sadducees did not believe in angels or spirits.  Meier finds this odd because … Continue reading

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Michael Levin, “The Earnings Gap and Family Choices”

An anti-feminist intellectual whom Susan Faludi profiles in her 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women is Michael Levin.  In this post, I will talk about a presentation that Michael Levin gave, which is in a 1984 book … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics, Women's History Month