Malcolm X’s grandson fatally beaten, reposes, age 28

Published: May 30, 2013El Hajj Malcolm el Shabazz never knew his grandfather, Malcolm X, but in his struggle to understand his legacy, he learned to quote the man verbatim, his aunt, Ilyasah Shabazz, recalled on Thursday during a memorial service for Mr. Shabazz. So studious was Mr. Shabazz that he would correct others, even if only … Continue reading Malcolm X’s grandson fatally beaten, reposes, age 28

Andrew Greeley, RC priest and author, reposed at 85

His niece Laura Durkin confirmed the death, saying he had died overnight in his sleep on May 30 2013. She said he had been in poor health and under 24-hour care since suffering severe head injuries in 2008 when his clothing caught on the door of a taxi as it pulled away and he was … Continue reading Andrew Greeley, RC priest and author, reposed at 85

Steven Wright on Fear

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. Steven Wright Funny that this should turn up as I post on Romans 8:38.  Serendipity or design?  Whichever you choose, àpropos. Related articles New Books in Philosophy, Theology, and Apologetics - May 2013 ( The Need for the Fear of God (

Romans on Fearfulness 8:38

8 For I have every confidence that nothing—not death, life, heavenly messengers, dark spirits, the present, the future, spiritual powers, 39 height, depth, nor any created thing—can come between us and the love of God revealed in the Anointed One, Jesus our Lord.      --Romans 8:38-39 The Voice Saint Paul makes this  list of things that  … Continue reading Romans on Fearfulness 8:38

Singing and Dancing with Deborah in Judges

Judges 5 is a song of jubilation.  It is also known as the Song of Deborah & it seems from what I have read one of the oldest passages in the Bible. It’s a lovely song, full of happiness and strength recounting the story of victory of the people of God vs. hauteur of the … Continue reading Singing and Dancing with Deborah in Judges

And then there is Jael

As a small note to the end of Judges 4, is a bit about Sisera (or Cicera) who is a captain in the army of Jabin the Enemy, King of Hazor who escapes from the Battle with Barak on the slopes of Mount Tabor.  A Sisera will reappear in Ezra and Nehemiah but no one … Continue reading And then there is Jael

Enter Deborah

Judges 4. has a lot of action.  First as I mentioned Ehud dies, then we are quickly introduced to Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth (the H is not pronounced) who is also a judge.  This is all said so quickly and perfunctorily that we have to think that this fourth judge (i.e. Judges 4) being a … Continue reading Enter Deborah

Ehud died, Jabin the II

Well Ehud didn't last long and by Judges 4.1 he's dead and of course everything went back to pot.  Such does seem the way of the world.  This time God got mad and sold them into slavery to Jabin, a king of Canaan. Now of course those who read all of Joshua, the part we … Continue reading Ehud died, Jabin the II