Brooksy (if I may, with a light tap on the shoulder)

David Brooks: These three groups — bankers, Democratic Keynesians and staunch Republicans — have one thing in common: They all believe they have identified the magic lever. They believe they can control their economic fate. Some of us do not believe there is a magic lever. Deficit spending stimulates growth, but not by that much. [Read More...]

Did you hear this about salt?

Has anyone studied this one? For decades, policy makers have tried and failed to get Americans to eat less salt. In April 2010 the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of salt that food manufacturers put into products; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already convinced [Read More...]

Sepphoris

Just north of Nazareth, a tad west, is Sepphoris, the Roman city that governed northern Galilee when Jesus was growing up. Tradition has it that Mary was born here. Many scholars think Jesus (and others from Nazareth) would have been employed to build the many buildings in Sepphoris. Others seem categorically to deny that he [Read More...]

Free Copy of The King Jesus Gospel for…

… the first person who submits a fair and accurate translation of the following mosaic, but you almost must identify where the mosaic is found. I will send you a free copy of The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited when I get my copies. (Click on the text and it will get [Read More...]

Review of Francis Chan, Erasing Hell, by Jeff Cook

Erasing Hell – A Response (Jeff Cook) I have deep respect for the work of both Francis Chan and Dr. Preston Sprinkle. In their recent book Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up, the authors move the discussion of hell through a few chapters of Bible study and into [Read More...]

The Problem with Biblicism 1

When I was researching why it was that evangelical Christians moved over to Roman Catholicism I encountered what I still think is a good logical argument: that those who believe in supporting all arguments from Scripture can’t support that view on the basis of the Bible. It’s a good case for desconstruction. The evangelical, or [Read More...]


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