I'm semi-retired and finally able to move, after 40 years in the desert of the American Southwest, to the beautiful (if somewhat soggy) Pacific Northwest. Besides researching and writing on religion, I still teach comparative religion courses at the college and university level (on-line) for Arizona State University and Glendale Community College (Arizona) and tutor privately in Biblical Hebrew.
To round out the days, I try to do something less left brained, whether that means the art of Zentangling, doing a bit of gardening, or trying to remember how to paint. Now that I have a good deal of free time to use up and a stimulating environment in which to be creative and contemplative, I've decided to research and write about a topic that has both personal and professional interest for me: that is the intersection of Christianity and Judaism in antiquity - or what is often called "The Parting of the Ways". When, how and why did being Jewish or Christian become mutually exclusive identities?
BA in Religious Studies
MA thesis on the Didache
PhD in Religious Studies and American Messianic Judaism.
Tidbits from the Original Bible
A few pages of personal "exegesis" to demonstrate what can be lost in translation. Every translation is, by definition, an interpretation.
Just for reference . . .
An evolving list of resources and research material related to American religion, religion in general, Judaism and the Bible.
The Jewish New Testament?
This is a personal blog with my current thoughts on the question of just what is Jewish about the New Testament - especially "Paul".