Sabbatical

Helpless at the hands of the majority

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

As part of my sabbatical study, I've been reading the late Mike Ovey's book, Your Will Be Done: Exploring Eternal Subordination, Divine Monarchy and Divine Humility.

I'd forgotten Mike's love of the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville, and his concept of "the tyranny of the majority".

On page 119, Mike has a pertinent quotation from De Tocqueville's Democracy in America, I.xv:

Appropriating Attributes to Persons of the Trinity

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

My sabbatical study project concerns a specific aspect of Trinitarian theology. (See my earlier post outlining what I planned to study).

Before reading books on this specific topic, I've been reading some more general works on the Trinity. My thinking is very rusty, and I need to enter the world of Trinitarian thought again at greater detail.

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Travel Tips

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley
Tel Aviv airport gate

This blog post is part of a series jotting through my trip to Israel in June 2019. For contents page for the posts see the Introductory Post. If I've reported something incorrectly, please let me know via post comments (below) or my contact page. All photographs are Copyright © James Oakley, June 2019, unless indicated otherwise.


To round off, a few simple travel tips for those planning to visit Israel themselves.

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Plant Life

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

This blog post is part of a series jotting through my trip to Israel in June 2019. For contents page for the posts see the Introductory Post. If I've reported something incorrectly, please let me know via post comments (below) or my contact page. All photographs are Copyright © James Oakley, June 2019, unless indicated otherwise.


I'm nearly done with Israel. But not quite.

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Food and Drink

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

This blog post is part of a series jotting through my trip to Israel in June 2019. For contents page for the posts see the Introductory Post. If I've reported something incorrectly, please let me know via post comments (below) or my contact page. All photographs are Copyright © James Oakley, June 2019, unless indicated otherwise.

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Day 10, Megiddo

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

This blog post is part of a series jotting through my trip to Israel in June 2019. For contents page for the posts see the Introductory Post. If I've reported something incorrectly, please let me know via post comments (below) or my contact page. All photographs are Copyright © James Oakley, June 2019, unless indicated otherwise.


Day 10 was leave-Israel day.

Time to say goodbye to the Sea of Galilee

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Day 9: Hazor, Dan

Fri, 26/07/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

Day 9, our last full day, took us north of Galilee to Hazor, Dan and Laish, Banyas / Caeserea Philippi and the Syrian border

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Day 8: Nazareth

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley
Joseph's church in Nazareth

Day 8 was a visit to Nazareth: Both the Nazareth Village site reconstructing life in the time of Jesus, and the modern town with its two churches dedicated to Mary and Joseph

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Spirit as Love

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:30 -- James Oakley
Wind

My sabbatical study project concerns a specific aspect of Trinitarian theology. (See my earlier post outlining what I planned to study).

Before reading books on this specific topic, I've been reading some more general works on the Trinity. My thinking is very rusty, and I need to enter the world of Trinitarian thought again at greater detail.

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