Category Archives: faith

Backside of Adoption pledge

David, the young shepherd turned king, is rebuked by the prophet Nathan:   “The Lord sent Nathan to David.  When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.  … Continue reading

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West bank

It is with enormous regret that I note the Israeli government’s reluctance to renew the slowdown of the forced resettlement of the west bank thereby threatening peace in the region yet again.  This regret is fundamentally based upon what I … Continue reading

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Exodus: Advanced Bible Study with Hebrew, History, and Archeology

  Take – Home Exam on Exodus  9/20/2010 1.  Write verses 20:2-17 from Exodus in Hebrew, transliterated Hebrew, and English.   Aseret Hadiberot“Ten Commandments” 2. Conjugate one verb in Hebrew (I wrote, I write). 3. Learn the Hebrew pronouns. 4. … Continue reading

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Genesis: Advanced Bible Study with Hebrew, history, and archeology

  Take – Home Exam on Genesis  9/13/2010   1.  Write the following verses from Genesis 2:2-3 in Hebrew, phonetic Hebrew, and English. 2. Conjugate one verb in Hebrew (to be, past and future).     I was     … Continue reading

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New Year – Back to School

      Luke 1: 5-20 Qu’ran Sura 19 …there was a priest named Zachariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.  Both of them were upright in the sight … Continue reading

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Prayers

Ok. I prayed for rain, and I got it, the next prayer cycle at exactly the time for the prayers.   We needed it pretty badly.  Then, I prayed for all children to be fed, and I lost both water and … Continue reading

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Ramadan

I’ve been busy writing a book.   An excerpt from the book:   "… Approximately 1.3 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 2005 with a total treatment expenditure of about 48 billion dollars[i].  This puts … Continue reading

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interfaith religious work for this week

1 Kings 17:21  “O Lord my God, let this child’s soul come into him again.”.   1 Kings 19:8 “And he (Elias) arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food 40 days and 40 nights … Continue reading

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Reflections on nonviolence

In analyzing the last essay, I realize that there is within me a theological conflict.  Perhaps, it is deeply in our human nature.  I’m struggling to understand it.  Does the last paragraph mean that I am willing to defend my … Continue reading

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Reflections on Comfort

 FAITH I’ve reflected on my few days of experience trying to teach kids this summer – without refreshments, air-conditioning, any real high-tech activities, etc.  This would have been the way that Jesus did it – teaching on the mount.  Yes … Continue reading

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