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Can Hermeneutics Bring Peace to Palestine? An Appreciative Challenge to Atalia Omer’s When Peace is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013)
Hizmet from the Heart
As delivered at “Friendship Dinners” in Portland, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts
For the past six years, since attending an event very much like this one, I have been fortunate to meet thousands of individuals around the world inspired by a single ideal: Hizmet.
The sequel to Marvel Comics' Thor comes out this Friday (8 November). But a more epic announcement from Marvel was the rebranding of the classic 1960s Ms. Marvel to keep up with the times.
The joint Hevruta class offered between the Reconstructionist Rabbinic College and LTSP has had a tremendous impact on my teaching. I write about that, including its impact on my new Software Exegesis course for the Wabash Center teaching blog. Oh, and about the "rabbits," Rabbis-In-Traiining are affectionally called rabbits.
While serving with the ELCA in Cairo Egypt from 1999-2007 I had the privilege of serving as the pastor at St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo for four years. St. Andrew’s is an international congregation that provided a worship home for people from all around the world.
With all the uproar over the "mosque at Ground Zero," it might have been easy to miss how deeply East Africa is, again, in trouble. Sudan teeters on another civil war. In Mogadishu, Somalia on August 24, more than two-dozen died in a paramilitary attack on a hotel just a half-mile from the presidential palace. And the World Cup bombing in Kampala, Uganda killed over 70.