Monthly Archives: March 2013

9 posts

“We are of all people most to be pitied”

Easter Day 2013 For the last three months this phrase has been running through my head, “We are of all people most to be pitied.” Certainly seems reasonable. In a space of a few short hours we lost our vibrant, healthy boy, just two weeks before his 9th birthday. Who wouldn’t pity us? Those who read this blog with some regularity know that I have shared some of my frustration, anger, and theological wrestling in […]

June 23rd – Philadelphia Union honoring Mack

Please see for more details, but we are excited to announce that the Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls game on June 23rd will be in honor of Mack. We are scheduling a number of events throughout the day to celebrate youth soccer and raise funds for the Mack Brady Memorial Men’s Soccer Fund at Penn State. Details will be posted soon, but make your plans now! 10 am-noon West Chester Soccer Club Kids Soccer Clinic run by […]

Personal Motto

From my blog for the Presidential Leadership Academy. Today I was interviewed by a student for her COMM 260W class, “News Writing and Reporting.” At one point she asked me if I had a personal motto. I was surprised that I had never thought about such a concept. I do have some thoughts on how I choose to live my life, the outlook that I take, but I had not tried to pare it down […]

Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash: English and German (6 vols.) – Logos Bible Software

I received an email from Logos Bible Software asking me to share the news that they are working on an English translation of Strack and Billerbeck’s Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch. This will certainly be a great addition to English language resources once available. Logos Bible Software is pleased to announce the first-ever English translation of Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck’s Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch. Using the Pre-Pub process for this project […]

View Unread Mail in iOS using Notifications Workaround

UPDATE: Apparently iOS 7 will allow you to view Unread messages only. As of 8/29/13 it has not yet been released, so I cannot confirm that. UPDATE 2:Indeed iOS 7 allows this. In the Mail app go to “Mailboxes” (upper left corner) and, if you don’t already see “Unread,” select “Edit” in the upper right corner. You will now be able to see “Unread” as an option but also “To or CC” allowing you to […]

Shalom and Happy St. Patrick’s Day

This morning NPR ran a great piece about the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin in New York City. Newspaper Excerpt On Loyal League’s Annual Banquet ” ‘Green bagels,’ assured Michael Mann, president of the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin. ‘They’re good if you acquire a taste for them. We’re kosher Irish.’ “What’s more there will be prime beef O’Malley, litvak chopped liver and kishka a la Killarney on the menu Saturday night […]

Suffering Silently? Longman and the Book of Job

This is from a promotional blog post at Baker Academic’s blog for their Job commentary. I am not sure whether the comments are from Tremper Longman, the editor of that volume (the blog says “by Tremper Longman”) or not since it also says “posted by Bryan Dyer.” I any event… I am looking forward to looking at the volume and the post was of interest, striking the appropriate balance between recognizing that “present sufferings” are […]