Monthly Archives: December 2014

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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When Was Jesus Born? Why December 25?

Originally posted on Dr. Platypus:
One can make a credible case for January 6, 2 BC as the date of Jesus’ birth and December 25, 2 BC as the date of the visit of the Magi. It would make sense…

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God Became Man to Grow in Righteousness, That We Might Grow in Righteousness

Originally posted on theology like a child:
“[He] grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man”. “The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new…

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II Maccabees and the Afterlife

I finished the Deutero-canonical book of II Maccabees last night.  I was not planning to read II Maccabees during Hanukkah, which commemorates some of the historical events that II Maccabees is about.  It just happened that way.  I started the … Continue reading

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The Firefighter’s Sign

At church yesterday, a few people were expressing support for a local firefighter who put up a sign saying “Happy Birthday, Jesus” outside of the fire-station.  An atheist group is suing, saying this violates the separation of church and state. … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Jesus’ Virgin Birth and Resurrection

While I was walking to church this morning, I was thinking about Romans 10:9, which states: “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Language Environment of First Century Judaea

Reblogging for future reference.

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