Biblical Blog Posts

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

Biblical Photos And Images

Hope You Enjoy Your Visit!-Be Well and Happy-Gary...

Scholarly Synchronicity

One of the great ironies in my life is having been basically ignored while I was employed in higher education only to have people make overtures to me once I no longer had the resources to undertake the task. I’ve … Continue reading →...

What’s a Bible?

What is the Bible? This might seem a strange question coming from someone who holds a doctorate in what has sometimes been characterized as biblical studies. Still, it is a valid question. The fact is, very different things are referenced … Con...

Faith, Archaeology and the Gods

Recent events in the Middle East, or rather several millennia of tragedy in the area, has highlighted the issues of Gods, and the problems they cause, so should archaeologists have any dealings with the supernatural? Meta-parables...

Unbalanced Life Is Key To Live As Jesus’ Disciple

Are you aiming to lead a balanced life? Balancing work and family? Maybe, work, family, church, other activities? I strive to live an unbalanced life—that’s right, unbalanced. I know this is counter cultural because, like you, from all sources I...
by Christian Financial Advice on Sep 23, 2015

Unbalanced Life Key To Live As Jesus’ Disciple

Are you aiming to lead a balanced life? Balancing work and family? Maybe, work, family, church, other activities? I strive to live an unbalanced life—that’s right, unbalanced. I know this is counter cultural because, like you, from all sources I...
by Christian Financial Advice on Sep 23, 2015

How to Cope with The Severe Onslaught on Wall Street?

Fear and panic consumed Wall Street early this morning giving rise to programmed selling—sales generated automatically when certain pre-set stock prices were reached. Bargain hunters intervened and stopped the onslaught from continuing, and the mar...
by Christian Financial Advice on Aug 24, 2015
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