A prayer request (or two)

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Oct 19, 2021

Truett Haire, a long-time reader, has asked for prayer for his wife Laurita who has a severe case of COVID.  She is taking Ivermectin. I will have an MRI on Thursday to determine possible damage to my knee from the accident in June.  It didn’t show up until recently when I no longer had a…

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The Resurrection of Women

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Oct 18, 2021

Consider these two images.  Eve, the failure of humanity and Mary, the protector of the Church.  Both mistaken mythology. You’ve come a long way, baby. At least that’s what the Church would like you to think.  

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San Paolo Maggorie, Bologna

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Oct 15, 2021

Yesterday I took the train to Bologna.  I visited four churches in the morning and shot this at San Paolo Maggorie.  I thought I would give you the whole ceiling look and then zoom in on one part.  BTW, shot without a tripod and some serious correction afterward.  There was hardly any light on these…

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A Tapestry in Bergamo

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Oct 13, 2021

I am always amazed at the incredible craftsmanship of the Italian Renaissance.  Here is a tapestry hanging in Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo.  Imagine the work that went into this.  It’s about 8 feet tall and 20 feet long.  The detail is stunning.  Yes, of course, it’s an Italian version of the crucifixion (you can…

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A Verse to Remember

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Oct 12, 2021

“ . . . reckoning the crime of fathers with sons and sons with sons, to the third generation and the fourth.”  Exodus 34:7  Alter This was supposed to go out on October 8, but the server missed the schedule. Reckoning – Robert Alter’s attempt to render the Hebrew pāqad avoids the totally misdirected implication…

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