The Depopulation of the United States

I just finished reading a Sci-fi / fantasy novel set in the year 2077 that included an “event” that “depopulated the entire West Coast from San Diego to Seattle leaving only Tacoma Washington intact. It was a compelling read, part Tolkienesk fantasy, part dystopian future, part crime drama. A very unique book. And then, tonight, … More The Depopulation of the United States

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A Cree Indian Rock Star and a Lesson on Hope

The Christian Science Monitor published an article on November 21 on the ’70’s rock icon Buffy Sainte-Marie. (Just an aside, there is nothing scientific or Christian to the religious organization “Christian Science”.) The article titled, “First lady of Indigenous music: Buffy Sainte-Marie on her storied career”. The Cree Indian, with an Academy Award in addition … More A Cree Indian Rock Star and a Lesson on Hope

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More Valuable than You Think: How to Interpret a Text

Over on quora.com, I was asked to respond to a question . . . Why Do Conservatives Dislike the Constitution? Conservatives don’t dislike the constitution. Most love it. They simply want it to be interpreted properly. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, it is a theory of interpretation issue. Conservative interpreters believe that … More More Valuable than You Think: How to Interpret a Text

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The Day the Rabbi Drew Question Marks

Land Bridge, Netherlands Almost anyone who has ever heard me teach is unaware of the debt I owe to Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (PhD. Brandeis University) and the Colman M. Mockler distinguished professor of Old Testament, and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. In 1979, I took one class from … More The Day the Rabbi Drew Question Marks

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