Monthly Archives: June 2012

Quotes of the Day

Here are some quotes for the day! 1.  Rachel Held Evans is looking for feedback about topics that she should cover for her blog.  I especially liked Katy-Anne’s comment (which I have slightly edited in my quotation of it): “I … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction 7

I finished Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction: My Story.  In the Appendix to this book, “Goals 2000 in the Context of a Global Power Grab”, Bachmann criticizes Goals 2000 and also provides the text for the National Education Goals that … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, john birch society, Life, Political Philosophy, Politics, School

Psalm 83

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 83 and its interpreters.  Psalm 83 is about ten nations conspiring to wipe out Israel.  The Psalmist asks God to deal with these nations as God dealt with … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction 6

In my latest reading of Core of Conviction: My Story, Michele Bachmann presents many of the usual conservative criticisms of Obamacare: that it cuts Medicare, that it increases demand and thus the price of health care, that it can lead … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics

The Good Samaritan and an Incident in the Temple

I finished Brad Young’s Jesus and His Jewish Parables: Rediscovering the Roots of Jesus’ Teaching.  In this post, I’ll talk about Young’s comments on the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). Young states that his mentor, David Flusser, believed … Continue reading

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Ramblings on the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision

The news is in about Obamacare!  The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate, while allowing the states to decide whether or not they will expand Medicaid.  Here and here are good articles that I read on this.  And … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction 5

In my latest reading of Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction: My Story, Bachmann offers her opinions on prominent political figures: Jesse Ventura (not that great of a reformer, plus he surrounded himself with liberals), Paul Wellstone (a liberal Michele Bachmann … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, George W. Bush, Politics, Social Skills

The Wedding Garment

In Matthew 22, there is a parable about a king who hosts a wedding feast for his son, and, when the invitees choose not to come, the king orders his servants to bring into the feast people (both good and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Matthew, Rabbinics, Religion

Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction 4

In my latest reading of Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction: My Story, I enjoyed reading about Bachmann’s family and how Bachmann has shopped at thrift stories (and she thinks that the government should be more thrifty in its spending—-which I … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Politics, Psychology

Brad Young on Markan Priority

In my latest reading of Jesus and His Jewish Parables: Rediscovering the Roots of Jesus’ Teaching, Brad Young critiques the scholarly notion of Markan priority, which states that the Gospel of Mark came first, and Matthew and Luke then elaborated … Continue reading

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