The Good Word
A blog on Scripture and preaching.
Dec 12 2013 - 2:32pm0 comments
How would you define sin? The French philosopher Rémi Brague suggests that the only way, “is to say: sin is what is forgiven” (150).
Dec 11 2013 - 10:43am5 comments
In January 2014, I and some of my colleagues will be going to Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey to speak about Jesus in the Christian tradition with Muslim theologians. This is not the first foray of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue center of the University of St. Thomas with symposia and conferences engaging Muslim scholars overseas. Terry Nichols, Mike Hollerich and Bernie Brady met with Muslim theologians in Qom, Iran this past summer and they had met previously with the Iranian...
Dec 9 2013 - 10:36am0 comments
In her new biography, Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World, Alison Weir offers this description of the princess’s earliest days.
Dec 6 2013 - 12:04pm0 comments
Desde 1993 cientos de mujeres han sido asesinadas al rededor de Ciudad Juárez, atreves de la frontera con El Paso. La mayoría de las víctimas eran jóvenes trabajadoras de fábricas o estudiantes entre las edades de dieciséis y veinticuatro años. Amnistía Internacional habla por muchos cuando sugiere que la investigación del gobierno sobre estos crímenes ha sido inadecuada. Parte de la violencia parece ser relacionada con las gangas; algunos parecen tener su origen en el desprecio...
Dec 5 2013 - 11:25am0 comments
Since 1993 hundreds of women have been murdered around Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso. Most of the victims were young factory workers or students, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four. Amnesty International speaks for many when it suggests that the government’s investigation of these crimes has been inadequate. Some of the violence appears gang related; some seems to stem from patriarchal disdain for working women. Whatever the motives, very few perpetrators have been...
Dec 2 2013 - 6:00pm0 comments
Part of what has been keeping me off the blogosphere has been a collection of issues such as illness (two bad colds in quick succession), the SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Annual Meetings and Thanksgiving. This is enough to grind writing for a blog to a standstill, but there is still another issue: academic writing. Sometimes the demands of my actual job overwhelm the demands of a blog, even one as closely aligned with my work in the classroom and my research goals.