Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father 4: Turning Points

In my latest reading of Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama talked about his experiences at Occidental College.  To me, they seemed to be turning points in his life that made him more … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Politics, Race

William Windom

I just learned that actor William Windom passed on last week. Of course, he’s known as Commodore Decker on the Star Trek episode, “The Doomsday Machine”.  That’s one of my Dad’s favorite episodes (we called it “the tube one”), but … Continue reading

Posted in Deaths, Highway to Heaven, Movies, Star Trek, Television | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Davies on Amos 5:25 (and Other Issues)

I started W.D. Davies’ 1974 book, The Gospel and the Land: Early Christianity and Jewish Territorial Doctrine. There were a variety of interesting items in my latest reading of this book: Davies’ view that Christian biblical scholarship neglected the importance … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion