Category Archives: Alcoholism

Life and Tests

John Shore has a post about Chad Holtz entitled Chad Holtz now believes in hell. As to homosexuality . . . ?  You can read John’s post or do an online search to get more information about Chad Holtz, but … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Intelligent Quotes, Life, Religion, Social Skills

Psalm 77

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 77.  I have three items. 1.  A theme that I heard in sermons and read in commentaries was that Psalm 77 is about the Psalmist’s movement from self-absorption … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time | 2 Comments

Susan Faludi, Backlash 18

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi was critiquing therapist Robin Norwood.  The name doesn’t ring any bells to me, but the reason that Faludi’s critique intrigued me so much … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Women's History Month

Upset Over Speculation

For my write-up today on Stephen King’s Needful Things, I will focus on Hugh Priest, the town alcoholic.  Hugh has gotten a fox-tail from the new store in town, Needful Things, and he is thinking of getting a fresh start … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Stephen King

Orderly Confession

At Latin mass this past Sunday, we didn’t have the priest who speaks about love, political priest, or philosopher priest (whom I haven’t seen in a long time).  Rather, we had another priest, whom I’ve heard on a few occasions. … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Church

More on the Exiles’ Language; Torah and Prophets in Services; Healing in Community

1. In my reading of Rolf Rendtorff’s The Old Testament: An Introduction, Rendtorff refers to the view that Ezra 6:3-5 contains a decree for the royal administration and is thus in Aramaic, the language of the Persian Empire. Ezra 1:2-4, … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Bible, Church, Religion

Petichta; Symbolist; Confession; Unclear Foresight; Revisiting the Politeia

1.  The first essay I read today was Lewis Barth’s “The Midrashic Enterprise”.  What I’ll share from that article is that there’s a debate among scholars about the petichta in midrashic literature.  What is a petichta?  Let’s take Leviticus Rabbah.  … Continue reading

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Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper has passed away.  I was reading the wikipedia article on him, trying to see if I’ve seen him in anything.  I haven’t seen him in much, since I haven’t gotten around to watching James Dean movies (though I … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Deaths, Movies

Culpable Eddie?; War Is Hell; Authors of Anti-Oppression Psalms; Eratosthenes on Homeric “Errors”; Origen on Christ’s Imminent Coming; Inductive and Neat; Flashing Light

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 154: Dale Carnegie says that our backgrounds have influenced how we’ve turned out.  If we had the same body, temperament, mind, environment, and experiences as Al Capone, Carnegie states, then … Continue reading

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Unloaded Questions; Outsider’s Test; Thank You; Smart Guy; Reason for Origen’s Universalism; Allowed This Time; Self-Acceptance

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 136: Carnegie quotes Dr. Overstreet, who states: “It often seems as if people get a sense of their own importance by antagonizing at the outset.  The radical comes into … Continue reading

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