The protests confront us with a difficult question.
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Brian Brock’s book is both academic and deeply personal.
The thin cannot say to the fat, "I have no need of you."
Turned toward one another in worship, we experience the grace of God's gaze.
The one who puts all things under his feet is doing something in the world.
What is manna? Is it a Hebrew pun on mah hu, or as Everett Fox suggests, “Whaddayacallit”? Is it mountains of sweet insect excrement, as proposed by some scholars, or the stuff of legend?
On a recent visit to Washington, D.C., I saw the Hope diamond at the National Museum of Natural History. It’s odd to think that a large piece of carbon, refined by millions of years of compression and cut by human hands, could draw such crowds. Yet people are continually huddled around the display case, which is wired with numerous sensors for security.