Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Cairo Museum: What Has Been Destroyed?

I have not written anything about the uprising in Egypt mainly because I’m still mostly dumbstruck. Egypt seems to be caught in a three-way vise between Mubarak and his supporters, the pro-democracy demonstrators, and Muslim extremists, who hope to leverage … Continue reading

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I Read Dead People, Too

Just not as often as I would like. If someone has been dead for a while and his book is still in print and widely read, then it’s probably worth reading. And, if we’re honest, there are precious few books … Continue reading

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Leaving Fundamentalism

Scot McKnight relates a compelling story: I’ll never forget when my Mom’s husband sat me down with Proverbs 1:7 and the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom. “Don’t ever forget that boy,” he said in his … Continue reading

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It’s All About the O-Word

Unfortunately, that word isn’t always welcome. And some of us Christians have become very good at making other people completely despise it. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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More Ancient Names from Western Europe

I’ve added the following links to my Online Resources for Ancient Names. These names from the Iberian peninsula belong to the Vasconic language family: Aquitanian, an early form of Euskara (Basque), and the closely related Iberian. The Ascoli Inscription (Latin … Continue reading

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The Granny Woman

The Granny Woman trudges up the muddy road that leads to the head of the holler where her patient, impatient, awaits her ministration. An anxious father greets her at the door. She makes her way to the back room where … Continue reading

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Red Riding Hood Is Over 2,600 Years Old

I missed this when it first came out in 2009. Anthropologists have constructed a “genetic” tree noting the developments and variations in the story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Contrary to the view that the tale originated in France shortly … Continue reading

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The Theology of Batman

Michael Barber of The Sacred Page has a fascinating theological reflection on Christian Motifs in Batman’s Mythology. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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The Cost of Non-Discipleship

Interesting thought to ponder from Jeff Dunn at Internet Monk: Who among us has even the slightest skill, talent, or possession to impress God? Which one of us can say, “I have what it takes to follow Jesus for one … Continue reading

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Wise Women 5: Mediums

The Spirit-woman of Endor First Samuel 28 tells the story of the eve of King Saul’s death. The night before his final battle against the Philistines, distraught and having come up short in all of the normally available means of … Continue reading

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