Recently I came across an interesting sermon by rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl at the Central Synagogue in New York city, titled “Jewish Pride: Live Up to Your Name” (preached on September 26, 2022). You can watch it below, or you can read the entire transcript here. https://youtu.be/wUGIztK1A_w The thesis of her sermon is this: Stop … Continue reading Jewish Pride?
In late November, Cambridge researcher Joshua Heath delivered a disgusting "sermon" at Trinity College, which left many worshipers in shock. I do not have access to his full script. But according to Daily Mail and The Economic Times, Heath suggested that Christ had had a trans body. One of the pieces of the evidence he … Continue reading Claiming To Be Wise, They Became Foolish
https://youtu.be/UWg5ugyMjIc It's that time of year when you listen to Vivaldi's concerto "Winter." It still amazes me (and probably many others) how a mere human being can construe the beauty of four seasons in such a masterfully aesthetic and metaphorically compact way. Antonio Vivaldi (1678−1741) was a Baroque musician and he wrote The Four Seasons … Continue reading Vivaldi, Concerto No. 4 “Winter” (RV 297): 1st Movement (Allegro non molto in F Minor)
By God's grace, I finally submitted the first draft (committee copy) of my dissertation on December 1st, 2022. I still remember that surreal feeling that I felt that night when I clicked SEND. It was a long, hard push. I would be lying if I say I never felt like quitting, because I did from … Continue reading The First Draft of my Dissertation
E. P. Sanders, one of the most influential New Testament scholars of this century, passed away on November 21, 2022, at the age of 85. Although I am highly critical of his view on Paul and Judaism, I cannot overemphasize the impact he brought about through his magnum opus Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison … Continue reading E. P. Sanders (1937-2022)