Archive for ‘June, 2010

Of Ecclesia


Ecclesia is the Koine Greek word for the gathered assembly, the church. The word literally means, “the called out ones.” I spent last week in Austin at the Seminary of the Southwest for continuing education. Our topic was Paul’s so-called “first” letter to the Corinthians, the ecclesia under Paul’s aegis in Corinth in the first century. Our […] Read more »

Of Being Somebody


As K and I were driving back from the Eastern Shore last Friday we were listening to a story on NPR about a new book that’s just come out. Its title is 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement written by Jane Ziegelman. It is a fascinating account of five […] Read more »