Day: June 9, 2013


Epigraph: “Has the story of Abraham’s honored guests reached thee?  When they entered upon him and said, ‘Peace!’ he said, ‘Peace!’ They were all strangers.  And he went quietly to his household, […]

How to destroy the future: From the Cuban missile crisis to a fossil fuels frenzy, the US is intent on winning the race to disaster by Noam Chomsky

What is the future likely to bring? A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the human species from the outside. So imagine that you’re an extraterrestrial observer who is trying to figure out what’s happening here or, for that matter, imagine you’re an historian 100 years from […]

Bible- New Testament is a Jewish Book?

Huff Post: The New Testament in Historical Context When I’m invited to teach in churches, I often invite questions from the group before I begin my planned presentation. I call this “building an agenda,” a process that helps me understand where people are coming from and helps the audience pursue […]