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The ancient world and the Bible

September 26, 2016

THE BIBLE was not written in a vacuum. Richard Burke, author of the Raising Up Pharaoh series of novels, has invested 30,000 hours of research into the ancient world to make his fictional realm believable.

Iniquity of the Amorites

September 24, 2016

Forty years ago, I’d never have guessed that I would define a fun Saturday night as one where I found fascinating nuggets of information in scholarly papers published in obscure academic journals.

Hillary owes Janet

September 22, 2016

The Fed opted not to raise its key interest rate yesterday.  If it had raised the rate, the economy almost certainly would have tanked before Election Day. Of course, Fed chair Janet Yellen had to

Unintended consequence

September 21, 2016

Watching Hillary’s new TV spot didn’t convince me to support her, it made me want to vote against all the Republicans in the ad. And I don’t live in any of their states.

Actual justice

September 2, 2016

FBI Director James Comey is showing that he’s a political street fighter.

Trumphobia in the media

August 5, 2016

The bifactional War Party in Washington, D.C. and its obedient lap dogs in the media are apparently terrified that Donald Trump will put a stop to their War That Never Ends.

Home again

July 18, 2016

It’s a good thing we’re early risers. We thought our flight home was tomorrow.

On the Jim Bakker Show

July 10, 2016

If anyone had told me 30 years ago, when I was a Top 40 disk jockey in Philadelphia, that someday I’d be a guest on Jim Bakker’s television program, I would have assumed they were drunk.

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