So last year, I made three resolutions. I am a big fan of resolutions, eve if I am not that dedicated to actually keeping them. For 2016, told myself I would: Learn to play the banjo Find a church Read the Bible cover-to-cover In fact, referencing the Meat Loaf song above, one out of three ain’t …
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(And if you’re of a certain age, you’re finishing that title with “Was a good friend of miiine.”) Actually, that’s kind of appropriate, especially the “never understood a single word he said…” As I promised myself earlier, I am reading the entire Bible, cover to cover, this year, in little snippets of three chapters here, four …
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It can be if it’s the Holman Bible, says Mikey Weinstein. And thanks, DickG., for the link.
Remember the Rev. Howard Bess? The Baptist minister clashed with former Alaska governor/former vice presidential candidate/current gadabout Sarah Palin over abortion and gay rights, says about Jesus: Jesus made his reputation as a Jewish economist, one with very strong opinions about wealth and property, about the relationship between the rich and the poor. He also …
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Some say yes. Some say maybe. I say yes — with a long list of caveats. You? And thanks, DickG., for the link.
Rep. Steve King, Pontius Pilate, Democrats
Glenn Beck, Liberation theology, Bibles, Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary