Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

Hermeneutical Questions After Last Night’s Bible Study

My church started its Fall Bible study yesterday.  We’re going through A Fragile Stone, Peter: Jesus’ Friend. I’m having a hard time writing today.  Maybe it’s because I’m tired after seeing Barack Obama do so poorly in last night’s debate.  … Continue reading

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Freedom from Want 4: Global Prosperity, the Decline in Unions

I have two items for my write-up today on Edward Gresser’s 2007 book, Freedom from Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy. 1.  When I was an undergraduate at DePauw University, I took a Winter-Term course on NAFTA.  On the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Life, Political Philosophy, Politics, School

Oniads Vs. Hasmoneans

On page 498 of his Anchor Bible commentary on II Maccabees, Jonathan Goldstein speculates that the break between Onias IV and the Hasmoneans occurred after their battle with Nicanor. When Alcimus was installed as high priest, the Oniads and the … Continue reading

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Reactions to the First Presidential Debate (2012)

Here is my quick reaction to the first Presidential debate. Mitt Romney was at his best.  This was the Romney of the book No Apology: reasonable, not too conservative (as he acknowledged the importance of regulations), sensitive to the human … Continue reading

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