Marcel Marceau and the uses of history

d r a f t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFW5FwwkfI Marcel Marceau, "How I worked in the French Resistance and Created Bip as a Figure of Hope," Michigan Quarterly Review, 41, no. 1 (Winter 2002) https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=mqr;c=mqr;c=mqrarchive;idno=act2080.0041.111;g=mqrg;rgn=main;view=text;xc=1 a lightly edited transcript of the speech delivered extempore, in English, by Marcel Marceau upon receiving the Raoul Wallenberg Medal on April 30, 2001, at … Continue reading Marcel Marceau and the uses of history

Misc. notes and links on Caesarea Philippi

Jacqueline Schaalje, Banyas, Jewish Magazine, July 2000 http://www.jewishmag.co.il/34mag/banyas/banyas.htm The city was re-named Caesarea Philippi when Herod's son Philip took up the rule. Philip was one of the first who made a serious attempt to determine the source of the Jordan. The story is related by Josephus (War 3: 512-13). Philip had chaff thrown in the nearby … Continue reading Misc. notes and links on Caesarea Philippi

Eric Norelius — Civil War reminiscences (notes & quotes)

Eric Norelius (26 October 1833 – 15 March 1916) was a Swedish-American Lutheran minister, church leader, and author.[3] ... Eric Norelius was born on 26 October 1833 in Norrbäck, Hassela parish, in Nordanstig Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden. He received his early education at Hudiksvall's general school. In 1850, at the age of 17, Norelius emigrated to the United States. In May 1851, he accompanied Lars Paul … Continue reading Eric Norelius — Civil War reminiscences (notes & quotes)

Examen for 2020 (D R A F T)

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/12/30/new-years-prayer-nearly-everyone ou can do it for a whole year too, and Dec. 31 is the perfect time. Here’s how. Give yourself some time, maybe 30 minutes or so. Or longer if it’s been an eventful year. xxx 1.) Remember that you’re in God’s presence. That’s essential for any prayer. It’s not just you running through a list … Continue reading Examen for 2020 (D R A F T)

ELCA statement on anti-Semitism (DRAFT)

xxx https://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/8016?fbclid=IwAR1dj2qL0-KmSB2RIoh3OYobQn0hxe8T1QzEO6Si_5O3OW7g7P6tAOPxSUY Excerpt: Twenty-five years ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined other Lutheran Christians worldwide in repudiating anti-Judaism within our own tradition. In our 1994 “Declaration of the ELCA to the Jewish Community”  we affirmed that “we recognize in anti-Semitism a contradiction and affront to the Gospel, a violation of our hope and calling, … Continue reading ELCA statement on anti-Semitism (DRAFT)

Notes for a blog piece on St Paul in Athens I never was able to finish …

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Areopagus_hill_Saint_Paul_from_Acropolis_Athens.jpg Le rocher de l'Aréopage, d'où Saint-Paul prêcha le " Dieu Inconnu" aux Athéniens, vu de l'Acropole. Athènes, Grèce (Creative Commons). OK, here's the windup -- This is the second time I've tackled this reading (Acts 17:22-23). The first was back in April, when I posted the text and background to my blog Hemlandsanger, along … Continue reading Notes for a blog piece on St Paul in Athens I never was able to finish …