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From Athens to Jerusalem to the ivory tower

“The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.” – Proverbs 4:7

I think it was Leo Strauss who quipped, “what has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” It’s not a sentiment that I agree with philosophically, but as a description of modern academia it feels quite apt. 344 more words

Fragments Of Culture

Ecclesiastes: Total Life

Last Friday I recommended an extremely readable but textually faithful overview of Ecclesiastes by Douglas Wilson called Joy at the End of the Tether. If you want a solid, engaging, and at many points hilarious commentary on “the inscrutable wisdom of Ecclesiastes,” Wilson is your guy. 371 more words

Book Reviews

Greetings and Welcome

Greetings and welcome to my site Netivot Chesed where I plan on archiving notes from my studies in the Torah along with other topics of interest like Kabbalah, although I am far from an expert in Kabbalistic subjects at this point. 113 more words

Tehillim Notes

Proverbs 9

Passages like this are the basis for the paradoxes Jesus often used: To him who has wisdom, more shall be given. The obvious point is a matter of human nature. 250 more words


My Conversation with Dr. Tremper Longman

To listen to my conversation on SoundCloud, click here

While Dr. Longman was in studio with one of my colleagues, I had the pleasure of interviewing him for our podcast. 61 more words


An Easter-Week Expression of Hope for Faith and Wisdom in Science

Easter-time seems a good moment to draw back the curtain a little bit on some big words with theological resonance that bridge between the practice of science (or of life in general for that matter) and the foundation of faith.  929 more words


For Tomorrow We Die

My daughter Amelia loves Winnie the Pooh. She sings along to every song and mimics every character. At 2 and a half years old, her Eeyore impression is priceless. 458 more words

Life @ LPC