Daily Archives: February 17, 2019

Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was Junia Of Note Among The Apostles?

Sometimes mysteries return again and again for one to ponder over and wrestle with.  So it is with today’s mystery, an example of a situation where the place and role of a person mentioned only once in the scriptures becomes … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Billy Idol

Anyone who remembers the early days of MTV and long afterward likely has some favorite moment related to Billy Idol.  For some, it is the inventive and creative music videos that he performed for songs like “White Wedding” and “Rebel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes:  Cultural Studies In The Gospels, by Kenneth E. Bailey Although I feel it necessary to say at the outset that I do not agree with all of the author’s comments and I have a different … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dining With Al-Qaeda

Dining With Al-Qaeda:  Three Decades Exploring The Many Worlds Of The Middle East, by Hugh Pope I must admit that the more I read about this book the more unlikeable I found the author and his perspective.  The fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tail Wags The Dog

The Tail Wags The Dog:  International Politics And The Middle East, by Efraim Karsh Not everyone is going to like this book, but I loved this book.  The author, himself a scholar of international relations with an Israeli background and … Continue reading

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