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Reading the Gospel of John 6: 35, 41-51 ‘Whoever eats of this bread will live forever’ This passage from John 6: 35, 41-51 is included in the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from […]

  A news article caught my attention this past week: Parents Complain of ‘Religious Indoctrination’ After Video Shows Students Reciting Bible Verse That got my attention, but not for the reason you might think. First, no sensible person can really […]

Reading the Gospel of John 6:24-35 ‘I am the bread of life.’ This passage from John 6: 24-35 is included in the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from the NRSV. You can hear […]

Articles that attempt to deconstruct, analyze and explain faith and religion in purely scientific terms always remind me of academic studies that attempt to explain why a particular joke is funny. With a joke, you usually either get it or […]

A great article by Jonathan Merritt in the New York Times this past Sunday: It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God.  This is the kind of article I really enjoy reading. After growing  up in his faith and receiving higher […]

Reading the Gospel of John ‘This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.’ This passage from John 6:1-29 is included in the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from the […]

Reading the Gospel of Mark 6:14-29 “…and yet he liked to listen to him…” The reading of Mark 6:14-29 is included in the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from the NRSV. You can […]

Rich Cohen, posted what I thought was a nice article in the New York Times, Where does Rabbi Voice Come From? He identifies a common speech pattern and tone among Rabbis he’s known and calls it “Rabbi Voice.” He sets […]

The Biblical Guide to Reporting

“…and they took offense at him…” This Gospel passage from Mark 6:1-13 is included in the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from the NRSV. You can hear a recording of this passage here. […]