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Text Study 2: tiān dào tú shū guǎn

For this text study, I read from tiān dào tú shū guǎn, which roughly translates as Library of Heaven’s Path. 

I have long believed in ‘the marketplace of ideas’ and in the similar concept of ‘refinement’; the… 1,139 more words

Like Fishbane, but with Smaller Words

I recently finished reading Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology by Michael Fishbane. It’s a small book that doesn’t look very intimidating, but it took SO LONG to read. 1,408 more words

Judaism

Asking for It by Louise O'Neil

I read this book over NZs labour weekend. And it took me by surprise. I was not one hundred percent sure what it was about before I started. 808 more words

Literature

Text Study 1

For my text study I selected chapter 6 of Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Other Minds. In it, Godfrey-Smith discusses the evolution of consciousness.  He examines this evolutionthrough through the lens of Cephalopods. 946 more words

Text Study

Facing Jesus

I was struck by a convicting thought during our congregational text study this morning. The Gospel text for Sunday is Matthew 14:22-33; Jesus walking on the water. 226 more words

Preaching

Eicha and the Calling of Bat-Zion

(טֻמְאָתָ֣הּ בְּשׁוּלֶ֗יהָ לֹ֤א זָֽכְרָה֙ אַחֲרִיתָ֔הּ וַתֵּ֣רֶד פְּלָאִ֔ים אֵ֥ין מְנַחֵ֖ם לָ֑הּ רְאֵ֤ה יְהוָה֙ אֶת־עָנְיִ֔י כִּ֥י הִגְדִּ֖יל אוֹיֵֽב׃  (איכה א:ט

Her uncleanness clings to her skirts. She gave no thought to her future; She has sunk appallingly, with none to comfort her. 1,007 more words

Israel