Daily Archives: March 15, 2012

Service

I really enjoyed my church’s Bible study group last night.  Actually, going through Margaret Feinberg’s Scouting the Divine: Searching for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey has been a rewarding experience overall, for the people in the group have … Continue reading

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How Stimulus Fails

I read a good article this morning called How Stimulus Fails.  It’s by Jim Epstein of Reason Magazine, a libertarian publication. The idea behind stimulus is that the government will revive a flagging economy by spending more money on such … Continue reading

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The (Gentile) Demoniac

For my write-up today on volume 2 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I will talk some about Meier’s discussion of Jesus’ exorcism of the Gedarene demoniac.  This story appears in Mark 5, Luke 8, and … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 14

For my write-up today on Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, I’ll use at my starting point Faludi’s criticism of George H.W. Bush on page 273: “His one seeming nod in the direction of working … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics, Women's History Month