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May God Bless Me This Way Too

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships, so you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

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The Lord's Prayer

Every night for as long as I can remember, (and I can remember a long, long time back!) I have prayed the Lord’s Prayer before going to sleep. 780 more words

'Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic'- A Review

Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal, Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, (M√ľnster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2013) – Reviewed by Aaron Koller

For those interested in the grammar of the Bavli, the past few years have seen a steady stream of important new publications. 2,549 more words


The Death of Aramaic

Image: Aramaic Script Styles

According to an article published in Foreign Policy, ISIS, the Islamic militant group that has occupied portions of Iraq and Syria, has murdered thousands of Christians and forced them to flee their villages. 765 more words


The 'Criteria of Authenticity' and (Not) Writing about the Historical Jesus

When writing a book on the historical Jesus, it is required, or so it seems, to include a section on methodology or the criteria for establishing authenticity which, it might be suspected, is a more formal way of presenting scholarly hunches. 1,228 more words

Historical Jesus

The Idea of Canon (Part 3) (The Covenant & the Cross #18)


We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today’s passage of Scripture is Psalm 119:17 which reads: “Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.” 357 more words