Monthly Archives: July 2013

Vegetable Garden

Tomatoes

We planted a vegetable garden in our back yard earlier this year.  This is the second year we’ve done this.  It isn’t a large garden, but we do have cucumbers, zucchinis, peas, beans, tomatoes, and pumpkins.  So far this season, the cucumbers and zucchinis have been yielding the most, although the other vegetables are starting to come in. We planted …

Travels in Russia

In March 2012, I had the opportunity to go to Russia for a week for work.  In college, I had studied the Russian language for a couple of years and I have read a lot about Russian history and culture, so it was very exciting to finally get to go there! I was a little nervous before I went, because …

Things you didn't know about the early Church – Part 3: Christian witnesses

This is a continuation of some interesting things about the early Church that you may not know.  This post focuses on Christian witnesses to Jesus.   1.  In the 90’s AD, Clement, bishop of Rome, wrote a letter to the church in Corinth Clement mentions the letters that the apostle Paul had previous written to the church in Corinth, urging …

Things you didn't know about the early Church – part 2: Jewish witnesses

This is a continuation of some interesting things about the early Church that you may not know.  This post focuses on Jewish witnesses to Jesus.   1.  Jewish rabbinic texts claim that Jesus practiced sorcery and magic The Jewish text of b. Sanhedrin says that Jesus was killed because he “practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy.”  Another text says …