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On American Anti-Semitism

I haven’t had cable TV in this century.  So I don’t see CNN, MSNBC, or FOX News.  I gather, though, from what I read online that they are being very politically slanted in their coverage of the Squirrel Hill synagogue … Continue reading

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Heartache

When I drove to church yesterday morning the radio had Bonnie Tyler, with her unique throaty voice, rasping though “It’s a Heartache”. Somehow that set my mood for the day. Of course, the song is really about a romantic breakup. … Continue reading

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On losing an election

I will probably not blog again until next week. Looking at the rest of this week I just see too much travel and activity: a birthday celebration, a baseball game and the State Fair.. I am replacing my desktop CPU. … Continue reading

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Henze-demons: from Noah to Jesus

One thing about the gospels that is embarrassing to modernity is the prominence of demon possession. In just Mark’s gospel there are four detailed stories of Jesus performing exorcisms.  It is popular today to give psychological, medical, or even political … Continue reading

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Distracted by old clay tablets

The Mitanni empire included Haran, the city from which Abraham was called to go to Canaan.  It is the area where patriarchs went to get wives.  All this is according to the epics of Genesis. We know a good deal … Continue reading

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Links about the church joining the resistence and King Tut

This morning I have a couple of links. First, I link to an article by Ian Lovett that originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal, which has a pay wall.  But the article, Politics in the Pews: Anti-Trump Activism is … Continue reading

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Gnuse-the road from Carmel to Horeb

In The Elohist, Robert Karl Gnuse presents a distinctive theory that much of the prophetic material—material about Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha—in Samuel and Kings comes from the same northern Israelite circle as does the E material in the Pentateuch. His … Continue reading

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