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Working Through “Works of Love”

With summer just around the corner, I’ve begun my summer studies, focusing on a series of books related to Existentialism and language. The first: Soren Kierkegaard’s Works of Love.

The plan is to walk through the book, identify particular quotations and expound on them. This acts in part as my on commentaries on the texts, but also (hopefully) as a place where we can act as conversation partners.

Not read Kierkegaard or Works of Love? Here are a couple videos to help you:

When Guardians Fail to Guard: The Role of Church in Adult Guardianship

One million, three hundred thousand individuals who are currently under the care of a court-appointed guardian have become "legal ghosts," losing their rights - and their voice - because of varying decisions made without their full knowledge. These better than a million people have had their assets taken, been forced from their homes, and thrown into a storm of chaos, not knowing where they will rest their head or see their family. The last time that any article from any religious journal took up the task of adult guardianship at all was in 1986, with no recent articles by any kind of trade publication. In fact, it took a large New Yorker article published on October 9, 2017 in order to raise the specter of guardianship into public consciousness.


A self-described simple herdsman from Tekoa in Judah, he attempts to bring to light the economic injustices in Israel, yet is rebuffed, with likely little influence. This paper argues that this is because, like Occupy and other movements that seek to challenge the dominant Neo-Liberal model of the twenty-first century, Amos is engaged in a battle of ideology and social control both in his time and within the historical discourse of the Israelite people. The use of the word מכר in Amos 2:6 acts as an ideograph against the elite economic and political powers in Israel.
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