Monthly Archives: September 2012

An Interactive Sermon

At church this morning, I was thinking about where my pastor is effective in terms of his homiletical style.  The pastor was asking the congregation questions about redwood trees to illustrate a sermon point, and a child was answering one … Continue reading

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Lou Dobbs’ “War on the Middle Class” 7

I finished Lou Dobbs’ War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interests Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back. I decided to read this book after Arianna Huffington’s Third World … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Economics, George W. Bush, Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics, Ronald Reagan

Lou Dobbs’ “War on the Middle Class” 6: Education and Health Care

In my latest reading of Lou Dobbs’ War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back, I read the chapter on education, and … Continue reading

Posted in George W. Bush, Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics

Psalm 96

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 96.  I have two items. 1.  Erhard Gerstenberger contends that Psalm 96 was risky within its exilic or post-exilic historical context.  Here Israel is, subjugated to a foreign … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Lou Dobbs’ “War on the Middle Class” 5: Illegal Immigration

In my latest reading of War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back, Lou Dobbs talks about illegal immigration.  Dobbs argues that … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Points in Goldstein’s II Maccabees

I started Jonathan Goldstein’s Anchor Bible commentary on II Maccabees. Goldstein dates I Maccabees to 90 B.C.E., Jason of Cyrene’s work to 86 B.C.E., and the abridgement of Jason’s work that we recognize as II Maccabees to 78/7-63 B.C.E.  Goldstein … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daniel, I Maccabees, II Maccabees, Religion

Lou Dobbs’ “War on the Middle Class” 4: Free Trade

In my latest reading of War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back, Lou Dobbs criticized free trade and outsourcing. Regarding free … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Political Philosophy, Politics

An Independent Being?

I finished James D.G. Dunn’s Christology in the Making: A New Testament Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation.  In this post, I want to continue what I was talking about in yesterday’s post about Dunn—-that whole … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Rabbinics, Religion

Lou Dobbs’ “War on the Middle Class” 3: Both Sides?

In my latest reading of War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back, Lou Dobbs criticizes how the news media feel they … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Political Philosophy, Politics, School

Philo’s Logos; Dunn’s Argument

In my latest reading of James D.G. Dunn’s Christology in the Making: A New Testament Inquiry into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation, Dunn talked about Philo’s conception of the logos and summed up his own argument about … Continue reading

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