Category Archives: Joan of Arcadia

FSE: Smoke Monster, Joan Actors

Last night, I watched Lost, Criminal Mind, and the new ABC series, The Unusuals. 1. Last night’s lost was about the judgment of Ben Linus, who had some humanity within him when he refused to kill Alex Rousseau. Over the … Continue reading

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Judaism, Abortion, and Joan

I read MShaffer’s Joan of Arcadia: Season 3 episode, Episode 3.18, The Child, Part 1. Joan’s brother Luke has gotten Grace pregnant. Luke wants Grace to abort the baby, for he just got into MIT (his lifelong dream) and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Another Season 3 from Joan

I found this just now: Ryan Hunter: A Dot Com Millionaire. It’s someone’s “autobiography” of Ryan Hunter, the rich guy on Joan of Arcadia who saw God and has an ax to grind against him. I’ve not read it yet, … Continue reading

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What is the source of evil acts? I’ve been thinking about this today–basing my thoughts on things I’ve read and seen on television. I recently resumed my reading of Joan of Arcadia, Season 3. As many of you know, Joan … Continue reading

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More on Clones

For background, see Altruism and Jesus Clones. Felix links to an article on his blog that criticizes a common Christian claim: that Christians should give up themselves. In “Altruism,” I discussed this in light of altruism. In “Jesus Clones,” I … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln 2009

Today is the two hundredth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. And here’s an interesting tidbit of knowledge that I learned today: Charles Darwin was born on the exact same day as Lincoln. I want to focus on Lincoln in this … Continue reading

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Joan of Arcadia: Desolation and Consolation

The following is from the Joan of Arcadia‘s Season 1 finale. Joan is in the hospital, and doctors think that she may have a medical condition that leads her to have hallucinations. This leads to a crucial question: Are Joan’s … Continue reading

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Greco-Roman Monotheism, Biblical Intolerance

Source: George W.E. Nickelsburg, “Stories of Biblical and Early Post-Biblical Times,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 77-79. “There is little that is particularly Jewish in these answers. For the most part, … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 23, the Bible, and the Rabbis

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 343. “The day of the assembly of witnesses was also of general importance, on account of…questions that were discussed. [One] question arose thus. A … Continue reading

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Nova on the Bible

I just watched the Nova program on the Bible’s Buried Secrets. It had on a few scholars whom I saw or met in Israel. In terms of its perspective, it pretty much followed William Dever’s ideology: minimalist on the Exodus … Continue reading

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