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At 8:31am on January 7, 2014, Loren Miller said…

The muse decided to pay a visit the other day.  I wondered if you had caught it.

At 7:22pm on December 20, 2013, Steph S. said…

Thank you for the discussion Joan and I love your new pic that you have - you look so beautiful.

Always so wonderful to have your support.



At 4:06pm on December 20, 2013, Loren Miller said…

I LIKE your new pic ... a LOT!

At 2:36pm on December 19, 2013, Joan Denoo said…

Thank you Patricia. I like the color as well! 

At 11:07am on December 18, 2013, Steph S. said…

At 7:38pm on December 17, 2013, Steph S. said…

At 10:01pm on December 3, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hi, Joan!

Here's one you need to have a look at, especially as both a feminist and an atheist.

At 10:24am on November 29, 2013, Steph S. said…

At 9:00am on November 28, 2013, Daniel W said…
Joan have a happy Thanksgiving, you and the ones you love!
At 10:46am on November 25, 2013, Kambiz Nadri said…

Thank you loving comment.

At 10:22am on November 21, 2013, Steph S. said…

Flowers for you wonderful Joan. Always enjoy your postings here.

Take Care!



At 9:14pm on November 19, 2013, Daniel W said…
Joan, I love your update and your smile!
At 2:41pm on November 12, 2013, Loren Miller said…

A little something you should see here, Joan:

The Shamelessness of Bankers

At 5:26pm on November 6, 2013, Loren Miller said…

You not such a bad word-smith yourself, ya know!

At 8:55am on November 6, 2013, Stephen Gunn said…

The synoptic gospels are Matthew, Mark and Luke.  Synoptic as in synonym, these three books are similar in substance, chronology and language. The gospel of Matthew was chosen to be the first, not because it was written first but because it created a convenient transition between the Old and New Testaments,  told the nativity story and had a genealogy of Jesus listed at the beginning.  Matthew wrote approximately in the year 70, almost 40 years after Jesus had died.  Mark wrote his gospel in the year 6o so it was the first gospel written.  John, who wrote about two decades after the last synoptic gospel in the year 115. 

Mark’s gospel starts with the story of John the Baptist.  He has no reference, whatsoever, in the whole text of his narrative to the virgin birth.  Matthew and Luke both have the nativity story in their gospels.  Some scholars claim that earlier versions of both of these gospels have no references of the virgin birth nor the genealogies as both began as Mark’s did with John the Baptist. 

With pagans joining the ranks of Christians in this new religion bringing their old beliefs, it was thought necessary to create a new concept of Jesus to compete with pagan gods being born in supernatural virgin births.  It was more desirable to have Jesus be as divine and powerful for the new pagan converts.  The gospel of Mark was already popular and was not to be changed.  The original gospel, the book of Mark is dissimilar in another very important account; the story of the resurrection.  Mark’s gospel originally ended with 16:8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.”  This was the end of the gospel as recorded in the Codex Vatacanus  and Codex Sinaiticus.

Many bibles added  verses 16:9-20 with a notation: “ The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20.“   It is not a hotly debated issue that the last part of Mark was written by a different hand. The transition is abrupt and uncoordinated.  It has stylish forms of writing that suggest

At 6:53am on November 4, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hi, Joan!

Don't know if you'd seen this, and as always, I'd be curious to hear your input on it.

Happy Monday!

At 8:03am on November 3, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for you comment on my post. I enjoyed looking at your photo album. It's inspired me to go out today and take pictures of my yard, although it's nothing compared to yours, and too late in the year anyway! 

At 5:08pm on October 31, 2013, Daniel W said…


Here is the book review you were looking for.

I've read that book again.  There is so much there.


At 5:36pm on October 12, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Joan!

I've made some enhancements to the tract I wrote, based on the blog entry.  I think the wording is better, too, especially on Page 2.  You might give it a look when you have a moment.

At 5:49am on October 3, 2013, Steph S. said…

Thank you so very much Joan for your wonderful comment.

I hope you are doing well. I have you in my thoughts.


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