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  • 2018 April 8: Breathe on me Breath of God

    April 08, 2018 07:12

    Erwin Hatch attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham, where he studied under James Prince Lee who later became the Bishop of Manchester; it was during this period of his life that his strong mental independence and extreme study habits were noticed. At this time he joined the Church of England (having been raised a nonconformist). He graduated from Oxford in 1857, after undergraduate studies at Cambridge.

  • 2018 March 25: Palm Sunday

    March 25, 2018 10:30

    When the Romans conquered a region, they were relatively benign (as ruthless conquerors go) in that they would let you have your local rulers, let you practice your local religion and customs, and pretty much leave you alone as long as 1) you didn't cause Rome any trouble, and 2) you paid your taxes to Rome. In the 1st century BCE the Romans co-opted a civil war in Judea, effectively taking over the region. The Jews, however, didn't think much of any plan short of absolute complete self-rule, and so were constantly fomenting insurrection against Rome to a lesser or greater extent. (more )

  • 2018 March 18: Do as I say and not as I do

    March 18, 2018 22:30

    An ever popular exercise for people watchers is to compare what folks say with what they actually do. As true as that is for individuals, it’s also true for cultures. How they do Art, and specifically Music would be one example to consider.(more )

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