Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

Song of Solomon and Marriage: Links round up

“Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon pointing toward Damascus” EXCUSE ME? This video is of a pastor who is humorously describing the woman to which Solomon is singing to when he is “complimenting” her beauty. The words of song … Continue reading

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Dead Men Make Convenient Heros

As everyone has previously pointed out, Professor Cone discussed many topics that have a connection to the book of Amos.  Yes, of course one of the famous quotes used by Dr. King is from Amos, but one of the main … Continue reading

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Let Justice Roll Down Like a Mighty Stream!

“Black people did not land on Plymouth Rock; that rock landed on us!” – James Cone James Cone, a fiery professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York, presented his talk on Theology, Justice, and the Old Testament at the … Continue reading

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What’s your theos when it comes to the challenge of the day? – Extra credit for Dr. Cone’s presentation

 It’s been so long since I’ve heard fearless passion describe blatant racial inequality between blacks and whites.  Dr. Cone’s honesty was inspiring even when answering a question said, “I’m not racist, I just don’t like you.”  He was referring to white … Continue reading

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Disobedience, Bad, Evil – Links Roundup

I live in the grey places.  The more certain someone is, the more I question their assertions.  I have concepts and codes that work for me, most of the time, but I have never been able to project anything on … Continue reading

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Esther and Anti-Semitism

Esther, to me is one of those books of the Bible that shocks us with its contemporary relevance. One cannot help but be shocked at the similarities of the anti-semitism experienced by Mordecai and the anti-semitism that continued into the … Continue reading

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MLK seminar

When going to the seminar today I had no idea what to expect, and upon arriving I still wasnt quite sure what to expect. This seminar was to teach and recognize what had been done by Dr. King. Along with … Continue reading

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Who was the real Ahasuerus?

Ahasuerus is the Hebrew name for the Persian Emperor usually identified as Xerxes I.  There has been some recent debate over who Ahasuerus really was and some historians believe him to be an emperor of a later time.  But either way, the … Continue reading

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A Literary Approach to Ruth and Esther

Tomorrow marks the end of our reading of the Old Testament as we approach the Books of both Ruth and Esther. While I will save a more general overview and reaction to many of the texts we have read and … Continue reading

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