Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

Writing and Naturalistic Bees

My church’s Bible study group was good last night.  We’re going through Margaret Feinberg’s Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey.  Two things stood out to me. 1.  We watched the DVD in which … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 21

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi talks about how the anti-abortion movement—-along with its sympathizers among individuals, politicians, and judges—-has created an environment in which it is very difficult … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Gather Large Crowds?

I started volume 3 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Meier accepts the historicity of the Gospels’ depiction of Jesus gathering large crowds.  He believes that it is multiply attested, not only in the sources within … Continue reading

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