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Monday, December 14, 2009

Back in Business

After a brief hiatus to finish a semester at seminary (part time M.Div. student, full time worker) and upgrade my access to the Internet to high speed from dial up (was I the last holdout?), Michael and the New Baby is back in business.

First of all, let me wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah and a very Merry Christmas. Also good will to all of all faiths and lack thereof at this time of year. Bless you all.

Second, after finishing a semester studying the Old Testament prophets, I have to say, the situation in 8th century B.C. Israel and the 21st century United States are disturbingly similar in the abuse of the poor and powerless by the wealthy and powerful. This led to Israel's downfall. I hope we will be able to avoid the same.