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To life!

There was a personal and family event a couple of months ago that I have not mentioned on here before.   Our oldest son, who lives an hour and a half away, called early one morning to say that his wife … Continue reading

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A weather problem

I am between reading projects anyway so I will just call this week a loss for blogging. We had a tornado Monday.  Electricity and internet have been intermittent.  I have had a big mess of fallen branches to clean up, … Continue reading

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Immediate and future blog projects

This year I want to study grace in Judaism and Christianity. There are important new works by John Barclay and Jon Levenson. Both of these have a very difficult subject. Grace, which essentially means the undeserved love of God, has been a … Continue reading

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Vacation and inauguration

My wife and I have taken a winter vacation for the last few weeks.  We love Florida in the winter.  Not only is the climate an improvement over Missouri, but we enjoy the birds on the coast.  We saw white … Continue reading

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Religion is all about the base

I am a Christian but I have a bone to pick with the Christianity I often encounter. Shallow Christianity, it seems to me, has never discovered its base in Judaism.  Our base Bible is the Hebrew Bible.  Too many Christians … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen-Rest in Shalom

Just a few weeks ago I posted about Leonard Cohen’s new song, “You Want it Darker”. Now, last night word came of his death. His music and lyrics always had a Jewish background.  Lately this had become even more so. I … Continue reading

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Hilarious theory about the warming of the oceans

Here is more proof that you can find any kooky idea on the internet. This article says that global warming is happening because hell is expanding. If hell were expanding then wouldn’t this be manifested by the earth warming from … Continue reading

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