we prayed for Saeed. Here's his wife:
Sign the petition:
First the "violent" video. Headsup, the first one is graphic; we didn't show it all
Saturday Night Live's "DJesus Uncrossed" below, and discussion here by Kurt Willems
Jamie Arpin-Ricci asked, "Did anyone else think the DJesus sketch was a recycled version of this classic"
And...it also called to mind this from MADTV (hat tip: Mirielvy
and my students):
Interesting scriptures on the paradox of gentle violence..
Especially Romans 16:20:
"The God of peace will soon
violently crush Satan under your feet"..
Because we started Romans today by( of course) reading the lase chapter before we start from the beginning.
We were so blessed to note all the women Paul mentioned in his list of names..
Take just the first few sentences:
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.
We noted that this is husband and wife, but strangely, subversively,
Paul mentioned the wife's name first!
6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.
And then the gal who was such an anointed apostle that we have deleted her from the Bible and history
7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among[d] the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.
This is also likely husband and wife.
We read from:
Junia's sex change:female apostles lost in translation
I wonder why an E Book? Too controversial for Christian bookstores?
Todd Littleton says:
Scot takes readers on a tour of how Junia has been treated in translation. Over the years the politics of interpretation created an occasion for Junia to have a sex-change. And then, and how the new Junias was killed off in the process of restoring Junia to her place in Scripture. If you would like an introduction into E.J. Epp’s, Junia: The First Woman Apostle, then Junia Is Not Alone is a good place to start.,,
Oh, and if this is not enough to prompt you to read Scot’s new book, Bill Kinnon said you should!
We read Akemi's great blog post: here,
which really enlightened our discussion of the law.
Remember the Canadian Mountie who was
-broke the "no hat" rule (that great story is told here (sorry, some pages are missing in this online version/
This led to discussion of Pharisees and Sadducees on the law
Pharisees .lay scholars/ middle class Oral and Written Torah angels, demons, resurrection........
Sadducees priestly/aristocratic Written Torah only no angels, demons, resurrection
In other news,. see:
- Sickened by moral corrosion in his own shadowy cabal, Benedict can only rid Rome of its malign influence by resigning... a leading Catholic writer's explosive analysis
They were a joy..more to come:
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