Category Archives: Christianity

Major And Minor, Or How To Have A Productive Day While In Bed

By the time any of you read this, much of it will probably be out of date, but sometimes I write for myself and only incidentally and accidentally for anyone else.  I thought it might be entertaining for some of … Continue reading

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With Visions Of Basil Wolverton’s Drawings Dancing In My Head

When I think of Noah’s flood [1], I think of Basil Wolverton’s drawings from The Bible Story.  Maybe not everyone has that sort of association, but for me, the childhood sight of those faces in deep distress as their world … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Eight

I have to admit I was a bit surprised when we were given the chance to have the first interview where #N/A talked after his identity was known.  It was strange for us, because we are a small church and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishamel: Volume Two

Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishamel:  Volume Two, translated by Jacob Z. Lauterbach Admittedly, I am approaching this obscure midrashic text in a somewhat backward fashion.  Having first received and read the third volume of this work, I was prompted to obtain the … Continue reading

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A Dialogue Concerning The Resurrections

[Note:  For the record, neither of these are stand-ins for the author, though both speak as the author does on occasion, in the elevated manner of a formal scholarly disputation.] Tertius – I saw you shaking your head at both … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Three

In our closing section of this particular discussion [1], it is worthwhile to discuss the melancholy nature of the origin of conflict between the biblical worldview of Christianity and the Talmudic worldview of the scribes and Pharisees that formed the … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Two

Having previously examined the kal vahomer approach of Jesus Christ that exposed the gap between the Pharisees’ perception of their own righteousness and the way it was viewed by God, it is worthwhile to examine the gap between the legitimate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Words And Witnesses

Words And Witnesses:  Communition Studies In Christian Thought From Athanasius To Desmund Tutu, edited by Robert H. Woods Jr. & Naaman K. Wood [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christianity In The Roman Empire

Christianity In The Roman Empire:  Key Figures, Beliefs, And Practices Of The Early Church, by Robert E. Winn [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part One

As is sometimes the case, I would like to take a familiar biblical passage and make it a bit less familiar by discussing aspects of the passage that are not generally known.  Before I begin this process, I would like … Continue reading

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