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Words & Worlds
How to lessen your chances of being railroaded.
Sometimes in life, we make decisions that take an awful turn for the worst, and it is entirely our own fault. We can’t divorce ourselves from the blame, we messed up royally, and have to deal with the consequences as gamely as possible. There are times though, when we are the unfortunate animal, that isContinue reading “How to lessen your chances of being railroaded.”
Talking about bicyles
“It is the work of true education. . . to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s thought.” – Education, Chapter 1, page 17 These are the opening lines of the revealing article “It’s complicated” written by Luke Whiting in Spectrum magazine 3 weeks ago. Luke traces his lifeContinue reading “Talking about bicyles”
“It’s only a joke” –
I have mainly been a bystander in the issue of race, but this week I was forcefully thrust from the green room to the main stage. It started out with a seemingly innocent question – “do they have malls in England?” I wasn’t paying much attention to his question, and I mentally swatted it away.Continue reading ““It’s only a joke” –”
Biblical betrothal and Ghanaian marriages.
I am currently reading a fascinating book by Robert Alter “The Art of Biblical Narrative”. One of the many discoveries that I have made as a direct consequence of this book, is the realization that there recurrent narrative episodes attached to the careers of biblical heroes. One of the ritual type scenes that occurs isContinue reading “Biblical betrothal and Ghanaian marriages.”
Originally posted on The Word:
Sometimes you can study a biblical text for a long time and still miss the significance of a certain detail. This happened to me regarding Jacob’s wrestling match in Gen 32. I’ve preached on this story for years. I thought I knew the story. Yet, until recently, I never recognized…