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In light of being abandoned two days before presenting my project, it seems that I grossly overprepared my presentation in fear of not having enough information to show or talk about. Ironically, the portion I typed to use as a … Continue reading

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Some perspective on God’s nature

Have you ever heard someone say God isn’t real? Well one thing many people overlook when debating the existence of God is what it means to be God. There have been many different ways to define what and who God … Continue reading

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Extra Credit: “Let Justice Roll”

When I went to Professor James Cone’s lecture last Friday, I went in with an open mind. While I found it to be a very intriguing lecture and thought he did have some good and valid points, I do not … Continue reading

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The battle of the sexes

After talking in class today about social equality and gender equality I found it almost ironic when I was working today because I had a discussion about gender equality with my one of my clients. I work as a personal … Continue reading

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Extra Credit: Let Justice Roll Lecture

As many others have noted, Dr. Cone’s lecture/presentation was very moving.  From his descriptive language, to his creative manipulation, to the changes in the tone of his voice, Dr. Cone had the audience in the palm of his hand.  The … Continue reading

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Purim and How it Changes Everything

In class on Friday, we talked about the Book of Esther. As we discussed, the book has been seen as sort of a canonized justification for the Jewish holiday Purim.If we choose to accept this idea, then the Book of Esther is … 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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Ruth’s Luck or God’s Blessing?

The book of Esther begins with the story of Elimelech of Bethlehem, his wife Naomi and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion.  During times of famine in Judah, the family travels to Moab and settle where Elimelech dies, leaving his … Continue reading

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The Old Testament’s Heroines: Ruth and Esther

There are only two books in the Old Testament that bear the names of women, Ruth and Esther. God used both of these women in two distinct ways to change the course of history. The books of Ruth and Esther … Continue reading

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Modern ‘Song of Songs’

So now I come to you, with open arms, Nothing to hide, believe what I say So here I am with open arms, Hoping you’ll see what your love means to me Open arms (1).  She’ll let you in her … Continue reading

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Song of sex

When I was in my younger teen years, I can remember taking class about the history Disciple of Christ denomination and bible study, led by our temporary student interim minister. One day she told us to pick a book of … Continue reading

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Job: The one to question God. Why do we suffer?

The biggest question for most religious people, or for anyone who knows of the bible is why does God let innocent suffer. Why do the people who try to be good and follow what has been said in the bible have … Continue reading

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Song of Songs: PG-13?

“Your navel is like a round goblet–Let mixed wine not be lacking! Your belly like a heap of wheat hedged about with lilies.  Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.” If I were to tell you that … Continue reading

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A Far Cry from Erotic Love

Song of Songs was thought to be a story of gods and goddesses as would have been reflective in Mesopotamia.  It was even thought to have been written by a woman.  But scholarship authority now tends to accept that it … Continue reading

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Job as Tevye?

When reading the book of Job these past couple of days, I can’t help but think of my favorite musical, Fiddler on the Roof. While comparing the two, I find many parallels between the life of Job and the life … Continue reading

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