Biblical Blog Posts

Two Life Lessons For Performance Improvement

Two life lessons flowed out of my reflections on the solution of  issues that posed the biggest challenges to some of my students this semester. As I pondered different situations, I asked this question: What were root causes of students’ biggest...
by Christian Financial Advice on Apr 27, 2016

Movie Review: The Bible: In the Beginning...

The Bible: In the Beginning... Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Seven Arts Pictures, Thalia AG, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, USA, Italy, 1966. When the Biblical epics got bigger and bigger in the end of 1950s, producer Dino de...
by Shameless Pile of Stuff on Mar 29, 2016

Movie Review: Noah (2014)

Noah Paramount Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures, Disruption Entertainment, USA, 2014.Son of Adam and Eve, Cain kills his brother Abel and the fallen angels Watchers help his descendants to build industrial cities that destroy the...
by Shameless Pile of Stuff on Mar 27, 2016

Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings Twentieth Century Fox, Chernin Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Babieka, Volcano Films, UK, USA, Spain, 2014. It is 1300 B.C. and the Hebrews are slaves in Egypt. Moses (Christian Bale) is the best buddy and cousin of fut...
by Shameless Pile of Stuff on Mar 25, 2016

Movie Review: Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour

Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour Universal Studios Home Entertainment, The Really Useful Group, UK, 2012. It is Easter time so let's check out some religious epics.This is 40th anniversary production of the Tim Rice & Andrew Llo...
by Shameless Pile of Stuff on Mar 23, 2016

Moral Money

Yesterday I spent at the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature meeting. Not a registered guest, I was there in mufti. Those who know me stopped by to greet me, even without a name tag, … Continue...

Decision Making Process More Important Than Analyses

Your decision making process is more important to a successful result than your analyses to prove the validity of a decision. That’s what research shows consistently. How do you decide? Do you follow a predictable process or do you let your emoti...
by Christian Financial Advice on Feb 27, 2016

Imagine the World

Robin A. Parry’s, The Biblical Cosmos: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Weird and Wonderful World of the Bible is a fun trip through territory already familiar. Familiar, that is, to anyone who has studied the biblical world on its own … Co...

Holiday Survival Kit: Getting Through The Holidays Debt Free

Holiday survival kit? Why does anyone need a holiday survival kit? One definition of survival is “to continue to live in spite of difficult circumstances.” Have Chanukah and Christmas become difficult times? For many, they have, although this p...
by Christian Financial Advice on Dec 14, 2015

Book Deaf?

It’s Tuesday morning and I have been listening to authors pitching their books for three solid days now. Truth be told, I am a bit jealous. I’ve got a few more books in me yet, but research time simply does … Continue reading →...

The Religion Industry

The American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting can be a heady place. Religionists tend to be “big picture” people, looking at things from the perspective that this is what life is all about. How much … Co...

Go to, Let Us Make Brick

Next year marks a quarter century. It’s a sobering thought. A quarter century of attending the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting. A lot has changed over the years. Much of the loss, I fear, has been of innocence. When … Continue r...

Birth of a Legend

I was sitting in the restaurant attached to W, a boutique hotel cum chain, with my brother-in-law Neal Stephenson. He was on a book tour and kindly treated me to breakfast. Above his head I noticed a slightly salacious painting … Continue readi...

Atlanta Bound

Every year as the latter half of November rolls around, the mind of religion scholars goes toward the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. This morning I’m off to Atlanta to join a myriad of … Contin...

What Does Stewardship Mean Today For businesses?

What does stewardship mean today for businesses? Since the Great Recession, executives have become more aware of their fiduciary responsibilities. Nowadays, there is greater protection for shareholders. Still, we have a long way to go for effective s...
by Christian Financial Advice on Nov 11, 2015

What Does Stewardship Mean Today For businesses?

What does stewardship mean today for businesses? Since the Great Recession, executives have become more aware of their fiduciary responsibilities. Nowadays, there is greater protection for shareholders. Still, we have a long way to go for effective s...
by Christian Financial Advice on Nov 11, 2015

Burden of Democracy

Speaking of revisionist history, I see that I’m negligent on updating my Egyptology. In a year when you need an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of the sheer number of GOP presidential wannabes, I had to ask my wife who … Continue reading U...

Ordinary Magic

The concept of grimoires, as well as being seasonal, has been on my mind as I finish up my paper for the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting next month. Grimoires, books of magic, have eluded, for the most part, … Continue reading ...

Effective Stewardship as You Get out of Debt

How do you get on top of your finances when you are deep in debt? As you proceed, it seems you are digging one hole to fill another, doesn't it? I believe by God’s grace; these seven steps might help you navigate this challenging path. The post Eff...
by Christian Financial Advice on Oct 21, 2015

Effective Stewardship as You Get out of Debt

How do you get on top of your finances when you are deep in debt? As you proceed, it seems you are digging one hole to fill another, doesn't it? I believe by God’s grace; these seven steps might help you navigate this challenging path.The post Effe...
by Christian Financial Advice on Oct 21, 2015
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