Category Archives: Highway to Heaven

II Kings 5

For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied II Kings 5.  Naaman is the captain of the Syrian army, and he is a leper.  A little girl who was taken captive from Israel tells Naaman’s wife that he should … Continue reading

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No True Heroes; Inner Nurturing; Death as Punishment?; Born Again; Post-Exilic Composition or Update?; Prophets; IMDB

1. Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., Pistols and Politics: The Dilemma of Democracy in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810-1899, page 176: J.W. Armstead, a black West Feliciana proponent of education, informed congressional investigators that the Republican misuse of school funds created scores … Continue reading

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Merlin Olsen

I learned yesterday that Merlin Olsen has passed away.  Merlin Olsen was a football player, a sports commentator, and an actor on such programs as Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy, and Aaron’s Way.  My family called him “Mr. … Continue reading

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Roots TNG 1, Baltzer on the Suffering Servant, Dahood on the Afterlife, Bold Gideon, Apuleius—Meet Melinda Gordon and Jonathan Smith

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched the first episode of Roots: The Next Generation.  On it, Chicken George’s son, Tom Harvey, tries to help African-Americans in the post-slavery South.  He supports a school for African-American children, but he … Continue reading

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An Ogre God?

H.L. Strack and Gunter Stemberger, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash: Second Edition, trans. and ed. Markus Bockmuehl (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) 176. In Shab 2.6 we read that women die in childbirth…because of three transgressions. The three transgressions that the … Continue reading

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Time for Carlos to Sacrifice

I watched the new Desperate Housewives tonight, and the plotline that stuck out to me the most was Carlos’ job dilemma. But Lynette almost running over that guy who threatened her son was a close second! Carlos is getting his … Continue reading

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Victor French and Ned Beatty on the Waltons

I saw an episode of the Waltons today with Victor French–Isaiah Edwards on Little House on the Prairie, and Mark Gordon on Highway to Heaven. He didn’t have a beard! He didn’t even have a heavy mustache, which he generally … Continue reading

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Halloween 2008

Today is Halloween. To read my Halloween reflections for last year, see Halloween 2007. I’d like to spend tonight watching horror movies, but I checked out some more Joan of Arcadia DVDs, and I want to watch those before they’re … Continue reading

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Ruth and James McGrath

As I did my weekly quiet time on Ruth 1 yesterday, my mind went back to some posts James McGrath did on Christian inclusivism: Is Jesus the Only Way? Not according to most Christians…or the Bible! “In the [synoptic] Gospels, … Continue reading

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Wil Wheaton, Sin and Salvation

I have some random thoughts today: 1. I was watching an episode of Highway to Heaven last night, “One-Winged Angels.” The angel of the show–Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon)–falls for a woman he’s trying to match up with another guy. The … Continue reading

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