Daily Archives: April 10, 2012

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 10

In my last reading of The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Sean Barron and Temple Grandin talk about flexibility: how not all rules are universal or regarded as absolute. Sean learned this lesson when (as a teenager) he told on … Continue reading

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A Contract with the Earth 10: Trash and Manure as Fuel

In my last reading of A Contract with the Earth, by Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple, I read that trash and manure can be used as a power source and are being used as such in some areas (or at … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Environment, Movies

Love for Enemies; a Mixed Bag; the Golden Rule; John vs. the Synoptics

I have four items for my write-up today on volume 4 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. 1.  Meier argues that Jesus’ command to love one’s enemies was discontinuous from what came before him and after … Continue reading

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“So How Was Your Easter…Really?” My Responses

In this post, I’ll be using as a lauch-pad Rachel Held Evans’ recent post, So how was your Easter…really?   I’ll quote Rachel’s post, then I’ll discuss how her thoughts resonate or don’t resonate with my own experience of Easter this … Continue reading

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