Making It To The Show

imagesI have a two-part guest post over at The Jesus Blog. In my world, this is the big time. Check it out here and here.

Thanks to Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne for making this happen, and for their encouragement and friendship. If you’re interested in what I do here, then you should read Anthony and Chris regularly over at The Jesus Blog. It’s free. Wish I could say the same for their books.

The Jew in the Box

Germany Jew In A  Box_LeffI apologize for not posting for so long. Sometimes I get stuck in something I want to say, and I have to kick it around for weeks before I find the way I want to say it. I admire someone like Bart Ehrman who can write a book, a chapter a day, about 14,000 words a chapter, following this basic plan (membership on Ehrman’s site is required to view this link):

So basically the way it’s working is that I get up at 6:30, walk the dog and feed the cats (I’m sure you’re interested…), read some Latin (I’m working through Livy book 1 just for fun), read some Hebrew (going through 1 Samuel), and be ready to start writing by 9:00.  I then more or less go into a trance and work for about 7 or 8 hours.  If I’m done soon enough, I get in a work out, take a steam bath, have an early dinner, read a bit of a novel, and go to bed really early, enough to get 8 ½ hours of sleep – which I need if I’m going to write again the next day.

I’d like to write as productively as Ehrman, but I can’t follow his plan. For one thing, I cannot read Latin.

In any event, I’m working on a series of posts about the so-called “Jesus Stomp” incident. This is a challenging topic to write about in (what I hope will be) a meaningful way, but I hope to get the first post up before the weekend.

In the meantime, I’d like to get your reactions to something currently going on in Berlin. I should mention that my father was born in Berlin in 1927, and that he escaped there in 1937. Many of my German relatives were not so lucky. Berlin is a city with great meaning for me.

Here’s what’s going on in Berlin that caught my eye: the “Jew in the Box” exhibit at Berlin’s Jewish Museum.

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