Monthly Archives: December 2014


At church this morning, the Pastor Emeritus conducted the service, since the Pastor and his wife are away on vacation. During and after the service, I thought about something.  I have felt oppressed by the Bible, but I have also … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michael Bird, The Gospel of the Lord (Part 2)

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Bird, Michael F. The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014. xiv + 393 pages, pb. $30.   Link to Eerdmans This is the second…

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Shaman? Savior? Myth? Inkblot? — Why Christianity’s Main Man Remains So Elusive

Originally posted on AwayPoint:
Was there a man behind the myths? — Three Bible scholars debate the question. To my mind, the only thing in the world duller than a graduation ceremony is a traditional wedding. Not long after finishing…

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II Chronicles 13

For my blog post today about II Chronicles 13, I will adapt my notes on the chapter. In I Kings 15:1-8, King Abijah (or Abijam) of Judah is said to walk in the evil ways of his ancestors, and yet … Continue reading

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School Plays

I was going to write a book review today, but I did not get to it.  I’ll save it for Monday! I was thinking about school plays that I saw, both when I was in high school and an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Scattered Christmas Ramblings

It’s Christmas today!  Here are some thoughts: 1.  I didn’t go with my Mom and her husband to midnight mass last night because, well, it was at midnight, and I was tired.  Maybe I’d be more cheerful today had I … Continue reading

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I was watching the movie Prayers for Bobby yesterday.  It’s about a Christian fundamentalist mom, Mary Griffith (played by Sigourney Weaver), whose son was gay and committed suicide. After her son’s death, Mary visits the local Metropolitan Community Church, which … Continue reading

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