The Good Word
A blog on Scripture and preaching.
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.