Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dear Undergraduate Student…

I am pleased that you have chosen to take my course this term. I would like to communicate to you my expectations for our time spent together…. Continue reading

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Today is my thirtieth birthday. If I were an ancient Levite, I would now be eligible for service at the tent of meeting (Num 4). According to Jewish tradition, I am now permitted to read the Song of Songs… Continue reading

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Teaching Hebrew Bible in Eastern Europe

My observations on teaching Hebrew and Hebrew Bible in Lithuania so far… Continue reading

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Links: 5 December 2014

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree | Mental Floss. This might explain why the Lithuanian language is so difficult for me! Lithuanian and Latvian are among the most conservative languages, i.e., they retain a great many features … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Pauliaus Svajonė”

The audio for my sermon, “Pauliaus Svajonė (Paul’s Dream),” is now posted on the website of Kauno Laisvųjų Krikščionių Bažnyčia (Kaunas Free Christian Church). The text is Romans 15:14-33. Unfortunately, there seems to have been an issue with the audio, … Continue reading

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Why Missionaries Can Never Go Home Again

An interesting piece entitled, “Why Missionaries Can Never Go Home Again.”

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