Michael Dodaro

Programming writer

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N. T. Wright on the Resurrection

The Resurrection as Revolution By Mike Dodaro on January 27, 2010 Wright’s approach, to the innumerable questions about the resurrection, is working with the historical and cultural setting in which the claim was made. His book makes the strongest arguments I’ve read that the resurrection was historical and not visionary experiences among devotees. Briefly, the idea of […]

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Holy Mackerel

Maker Faire New York Hall of Science 2011 Expand this post to view music video of the Sashimi Choir singing Handel.

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Science and Law in the Pentateuch

Law is explicit or implicit on nearly every page of the Pentateuch.  When the God of Genesis takes his lawful rest on the Sabbath, the creation stands in orderly distinction to the darkness and watery chaos from which it was called forth.  Discrete regular phenomena in the natural realm are the reflection of a moral […]

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Public Speaking

Knowing who you are is important, but in many situations it is also important to be able to express yourself in a way that communicates publicly.  Delivery, in speaking before an audience, is the process of being who you are while everybody is watching.  In fact, we often find out who we are in situations that […]

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All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics

All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics. By Carson Holloway. Originally published in The New Oxford Review Does music have any influence on character development? Rock music culture is corrosive to ideals most people wish to instill in their children, but perhaps the music can be extracted from the sexual evocation and desultory work ethic […]

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Bridal Mysticism

The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity.  By Leon J. Podles The Church Impotent is not one more wearisome tract about goddess worship at convocations of Christian organizations. This book is a scholarly analysis of an appallingly misconstrued metaphorical theology beginning as early as the 13th century and continuing through the medieval period, the Reformation, […]

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Jesus without the Supernatural

The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan The Last Week, by John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, is based on the Gospel of Mark. The authors, a couple of Jesus-Seminar scholars, assume that many things Christians accept as core doctrines, didn’t happen, […]

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