Daily Archives: October 19, 2012

Small in Number, the Temple Tax and Offense, a Good Way

There were three issues that stood out to me in last night’s Bible study at church: 1.  The pastor and his wife were talking about a religious retreat that they attended last week.  They met other pastors , and they … Continue reading

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Bruce Bartlett’s The New American Economy 1

I started Bruce Bartlett’s The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward.  Bruce Bartlett served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. To be honest with you, there is a lot in … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Political Philosophy, Politics, Ronald Reagan

An Orderly Mind?

For my write-up today on the Anchor Bible commentary on The Wisdom of Ben Sira, I will talk about Alexander Di Lella’s discussion of Ben Sira 33:4-6.  The passage says, according to Patrick Skehan’s translation: “Prepare your words and you … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion, Sirach, Social Skills