Find it here. Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion. Stol’s book is […]
Two news stories caught my eye today that are indeed related. The first is the announcement that the federal government is moving away from privately run facilities for reasons of prisoner and guard safety and programming. That is to say that more programs are offered in federally run facilities that attempt to rehabilitate. The second […]
Perusing on Facebook–Confessing Movement UMC This morning, I opened my Facebook app, as I am prone to do roughly 18,000 times per day. I discovered an article from a leading voice in the Confessing Movement of the UMC that several Facebook friends shared. Here it is: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Happenings-Around-the-Church-8-11-16.html?soid=1101870871517&aid=pj9VxPJ3xwc Sympathetic to Confessing Movement’s Concerns I agree with […]
In the first part of this exploration, we discussed how it is that we got to this point of life not being fair. Here I want to explore some reasons why it is that is a good thing for us. It is not good that we are not in the garden mind you, but as always, things […]
People talk about Jesus. Academics do it. Theologians do it. Children do it. Non-Christians do it. Methodists do it. Sometimes. People talk about Jesus. But have you ever noticed how someone says the name Jesus? Sitting through this past Sunday’s children sermon, the wife of the associate pastor delivered one of the sweetest sounds – Jesus. […]
Working through the second chapter of my new blog/book. Hope you might take a moment to read through it. Grade school is maybe the single most frustrating time in a child’s life. I know it was for me. It is a time period in one’s life when we want to be able to do […]
Come on… this is a hoot: Found here.
found on FB.
If you missed it, the first part of this group of posts can be found here. I have started talking about why it is indeed time for the United Methodist Church to break up. In this post, I want to examine the actions of the Annual Conferences who have chosen to pass resolutions of non-compliance with the […]