Archives for Nov 11, 2013 @ 12:04

White Jobs

Good graph of jobs and race: [Read more…]

Commentary Introductions

What about that Introduction to a commentary on the New Testament? Do you read it? When? How? The premise of the Story of God Bible Commentary is that these commentaries are for the parish pastor, for the Sunday School teacher, for the Bible college and seminary student, but most especially for the preacher. The central [Read More…]

Barak (and women leaders)

From David Lamb: Yes, Barak.  I spelled it right.  You’re thinking of Barack.  I want to talk about the other one, the famous one, the one in the Bible (no “c”). Barak was Israel’s military leader during the period whenDeborah was judge over Israel in the fourth chapter of the book of Judges. In my class on Monday, we [Read More…]

Writing’s Mysteries

I recently read a fascinating book about the rituals and routines of some of the Western world’s most creative people, including Hemingway, Tolstoy, Faulkner, Ben Franklin, Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, H.L. Mencken, Melville, Hawthorne… the list goes on. The book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, covers more than writers but my focus was the writers. [Read More…]