It’s been a quiet week at Words on the Word. That’s okay–words are not always called for. I think I first learned about this Madeleine L’Engle poem through my boss some time ago, but can’t recall for sure now. It’s called “Word,” though she just as well could have called it “In Praise of No … Continue reading
Sure, I picked a strange time to start this blog: just weeks before the birth of our third daughter. But I had good reason(s) to, as I enumerated here. Looking back on that blogging minifesto (you heard that word here first), not much of my reasoning for blogging has changed: It’s a creative outlet for me, a … Continue reading
Why such an emphasis on wanting to get as close to the “original text” of the Bible as possible? Or, as some scholars call it, the “earliest attainable text”? Earlier this week I wrote a bit about scholarly editions of the Jewish Scriptures, both the Greek and the Hebrew. But I began asking myself today, … Continue reading
I have written a book review that is slated to be published in an upcoming issue of Bible Study Magazine. You can see what Bible Study Magazine looks like by flipping through this past issue. The book I review is Lamentations and the Song of Songs, by Harvey Cox and Stephanie Paulsell. It’s the newest edition of Westminster … Continue reading
Remember MySpace? If you click on the image above (which was taken some five years ago!), you’ll go to my music page, where you can hear some music I’ve written. Some is instrumental for guitar; others add vocals, too.
So experiment a little. Make a sentence of your own in your head. Don’t write it down. Any kind of sentence will do, but keep it short. Rearrange it. Reword it. Then throw it out. Make another. Rearrange. Reword. Discard. You can do this anywhere, at any time. Do it again and again, without inscribing … Continue reading