I apologize for very light blogging this week. We have been putting stuff in boxes and storing it. This has not been a easy and pleasant task. I’m also on deadline to actually write something for money, so, of course, I am procrastinating about it (I always do best with deadlines breathing down my neck) and writing nothing about it in the meantime.
A reader asked how my big driving job went. Very well, I think, well enough to earn a little money, get me out and and about in nice car, and meet some interesting people. It is done, and now Jennifer and I are moving on. We are leaving Chicago to stay with friends in Cincinnati. I still don’t know what my next paid employment will be, or what it will look like, and that’s somewhat disconcerting right now. But such is life.
The hope is to resume regular blogging in a few days. I know, I know, I’ve promised that before…
It’s been a busy week, and I’ve not really had time to sit down and do any serious — or even casual — blogging. (But I have a long list of things to blog about. So, there’s that…)
I noticed something going over the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew (chapters 5-7, beginning with the blessings and ending with the authority of Jesus), and it deals, I think, with the writing I’ve been writing about on the torah, the teaching God gave through Moses to Israel in Sinai (both in Exodus-Leviticus and Deuteronomy). Continue reading “The Least in The Kingdom”
It’s good to be back at the keyboard after a long week of driving around Chicago. There was €€€ involved, so I won’t complain too much, especially given our current circumstances.
But the driving wasn’t constant, and I had a little downtime, mostly to read and take notes. And I’ve got a handful of blog ideas I’m mulling over. The next week should be reasonably productive. However, Jennifer and I are packing up our worldly belongings and will be leaving Chicago. I’m hoping part of this involves a book tour — churches and bookstores across this fair land! — later this spring. So, blogging will be lighter than normal here as well for a bit. Until the last box is stowed away… Continue reading “Everybody Must Get Stoned!”
Blogging will be light in the coming week — I actually have paying work, and Jen and I have to prepare to move, so whatever I post here will tend to the short. Is that good or bad? Continue reading “Some Thoughts on The Kingdom”
I was listening to The Path podcast earlier this week as Father Thomas Soroka was beginning a read through of Exodus and Job when the Exodus passage reminded me of something I’d noticed a few years ago and thought quite stunning: Continue reading “Nobody’s Ancestor”
There is something else I wanted to deal with as part of my long essay on the Bible, sex, and marriage. But the piece was already long and unwieldy as it was. So, I left this for another day.
And that something else is intermarriage. Continue reading “On Intermarriage”