Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family 10

In my latest reading of Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, Santorum offered some thoughtful insights on movies and stories.  A lot of his discussion on this topic was lamenting the illicit sex without consequences … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Desperate Housewives, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television

153 Fish

I started Robert Grant’s 1952 book, Miracle and Natural Law in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Thought.  In this post, I’ll talk about John 21:11, which states (in the KJV): “Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Rick Santorum, It Takes a Family 9

In my latest reading of It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, Rick Santorum talked about abortion.  Sub-topics included: How he arrived at his pro-life stance; how he did not focus on abortion in his congressional and Senatorial … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Health, Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics

Miracle-Less Gospels; Jesus the Magician?; Divinization

I finished Howard Clark Kee’s Miracle in the Early Christian World.  I have three items. 1.  On page 292, Kee states that the Bultmann school liked the Gnostic Gospels (including the Gospel of Thomas) and upheld them as the oldest … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Origen, Religion | 1 Comment

Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family 8

In this write-up on my latest reading of Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, I’ll highlight where Santorum tries to add a tone of moderation to his controversial positions.  Here are three areas in which … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Political Philosophy, Politics

Does “Graceless” Mean Historically-Accurate?

For my write-up today on Miracle in the Early Christian World, I’ll quote what Howard Clark Kee says in a footnote on page 193: “The most recently published romance, which is partially preserved in a papyrus copy (P. Colon inv. … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Religion

Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family 7

In my latest reading of Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Public Good, I liked Santorum’s discussion of Tommy D’s Home Improvement Centers, one of which is in West Philadelphia, which is the inner-city.  (Remember Will Smith … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Political Philosophy, Politics

Paying for Access to God

What stood out to me in my latest reading of Miracle in the Early Christian World was something that Howard Clark Kee says on page 140: “However gracious and beneficent Isis may have been, formal entrance into the ranks of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Religion

Missing an Opportunity?

The sermon this morning was pretty ironic.  My Mom was driving me to church, and she and I were discussing the Armstrongs (see here and here for background information).  My Mom said that she does not think that sort of … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family 6

For my write-up today on Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, I’ll highlight areas in which Rick Santorum worked with Democrats, in terms of what Santorum discussed in my latest reading of his book. 1.  … Continue reading

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