Geisha Coffee

Mercy… Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Starbucks Corp. has started selling a specialty coffee that costs $7 for a 16-ounce “grande” cup, making it the company’s priciest brew, as customers demand more premium products. The Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee costs $40 for a half- pound bag and $6 for a 12-ounce “tall” cup, Lisa Passe, [Read More...]

Living the Good Life — not what you think

From eric barker: Via The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study: …many (but not all) of the recommendations for happiness are nearly identical to recommendations for maintaining health. For example, those trying to improve their happiness are advised to do the following things: • Watch less TV [Read More...]

Finding a Job Overseas

Emily Matchar‘s report of many, including professors, seeking employment overseas: After applying for 279 jobs over two years, my husband finally got the offer he’d been hoping for: a well-paid position teaching philosophy at a respected university. We should have been thrilled. There was just one little thing. The job was in Hong Kong. “I [Read More...]

How the Early Christians Read the Bible

It is not unusual for a first-time Bible reader to encounter a New Testament author quoting an Old Testament author, for the reader to wander back to the Old Testament to read that text too, and discover — “Wow, that’s not quite what the Old Testament author had in mind.” One of my favorites is [Read More...]

Biblical Theology as Salvation History

How does one read the Bible “biblically,” that is how does one read it right? That word “biblical” has some options and it is not quite as simple as some suggest. Some theologians study a theme hard and then run the whole Bible — or much of the Bible — through that theme and sometimes [Read More...]


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