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pagels on the tension between paul and james

Noted scholar Elaine Pagels points out the tension between the teachings of Paul and the teachings of James and the Twelve: Paul’s impassioned preaching soon attracted a considerable following of Gentiles in the Syrian city of Antioch, but it also … Continue reading

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Fracking Primer

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N.T. Wright Interprets “Flesh” for Everyone

Originally posted on New Leaven:
In two recent posts, we explored the meaning of sarx (“flesh” in ESV, NRSV, and “sinful nature” in T/NIV and NLT) as used by Paul.  We even had Wayne Leman, a professional linguist and translator of…

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A Warlord Messiah

Found in The The Son Of God scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls: Column 1 (1) [the king. And when the Spirit] came to rest upo[n] him, he fell before the throne. (2) [Then Daniel arose and said,] ‘0 Wing, … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad on Starvation

“No fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze. … Continue reading

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early hermetic mysticism

From a second or third century text of Hermes Trismegistus: “If then you do not make yourself equal to God, you cannot apprehend God; for like is known by like. Leap clear of all that is corporeal, and make yourself … Continue reading

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minimum wage

This graphic accurately represents the effects of minimum wage. Like all good or services in the economy, the higher the cost, the less people purchase. This is the basic law of supply and demand. As prices increase, less is purchased. … Continue reading

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