Tags: #Mennonite #Judaism #Interfaith #Mazeldon AMBS.edu: AMBS hosts Jewish-Mennonite symposium on reading the Bible after the Holocaust I am incredibly pleased to hear about this symposium at one of my alma maters, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. I hope down the road AMBS publishes some of the papers and/or presentations from […]
A big day for my family – May 21, 2023
Tags: #Mazeldon I’ll post more about it another time (it is kinda personal) but for my own recollection. May 21, 2023 was a very, very good day, worthy of a humanistic shehechyahu (courtesy of Machar and Ritualwell): Let us bless the goodness which we have encountered in the world, which […]
The French sausage of protests?
CNN: The spicy hotdog sausage fueling French protests – by Oliver Briscoe Excerpt: Protesting in France is a hungry business, and when the country’s angry citizens put down their placards, they seek out sustenance. Not for classic French cuisine though. Above all else, demonstrators demand spicy hotdog sausages. Beef and […]
The history of quilting in Hawaii
NY Times Style Magazine: In Hawaii, the Quilt Makers Keeping a Centuries-Old Tradition Alive — This week, pieces by the Poakalani quilting circle are on display during the Salone del Mobile in Milan as part of a collaboration with Loewe. A few more links about this tradition: Wikipedia: Hawaiian Quilt […]
A historical look at the chile pepper
NYTimes (via archive.is): How the Chile Became Hot — Why did the consumption of hot peppers — after centuries of cultivation and global migration — come to confer status and sophistication? #Chile #MexicanFood
AI vs. the screen writers?
NY Times: TV’s War With the Robots Is Already Here — A.I. screenwriting, a point of contention in the Writers Guild strike, may not yet be ready for prime time. But streaming algorithms and derivative programming have prepared the way for it. – by James Poniewozik (May 10, 2023) Television […]
Advice via AI – How can capitalism be defeated?
What follows are some results I received today from Bing’s AI tool wih this question : Tell me how capitalism can be defeated. Searching for: how to defeat capitalism Searching for: how to defeat capitalism Generating answers for you… Generating answers for you… This is Bing. I found some information from […]
Oklahoma needs public television! Save OETA!
https://www.oklahoman.com/story/opinion/2023/05/08/outdoorsman-tell-gov-stitt-and-your-legislator-to-support-oeta/70194158007/ Please take a moment and call or email your state legislator, urging them to override Gov. Stitt’s painfully stupid (and hateful) veto of funding for OETA (Oklahoma’s PBS network — FYI, the only network that serves the entire state). #PBS #OETA #Oklahoma #LGBTQ
A presentation: Comparing the Anabaptist and Jewish traditions
Video: Two Traditions that I love: Comparing Anabaptism and Judaism The following is the text of a talk I gave at Joy Mennonite Church in Oklahoma City on April 23, 2023. I am very thankful that this church (where I once ministered) was willing to let me come back and […]
Experimenting (again) with blogging via wordpress but also as part of the fediverse
Hello friends, I’ve blogged for many, many years mostly under the name of JMBzine.com, but a while back I got very frustrated with WordPress after I experienced having my account hacked and I went back to blogging via a static HTML website. I enjoyed doing the static website, however, two […]