[XTalk] Re: New Year
- Fellow listers:
In a little over one hour here in Texas, the hammer will drop on a new
year. Although people seem to be going nuts over a "new Millennium" and
a "new century" (which wont happen for another year),
and Y2K is scaring the hell out of many, and a bunch of crazies are
expecting to hail in Armageddon in Israel, the year will play out as it
has every year of my life.
I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone the very best for the
coming year. I want to acknowledge what a terrific resource for
learning and sharing viewpoints, XTalk has become and to give high fives
to Jeff Gibson, Steve Carlson, Bob Schacht, Mark Goodacre and Mahlon
Smith..with an extra high five to Jeff. Reading what these fine
scholars write and engaging in exchanges with them is a priceless
opportunity. There are undergrads who pay thousands of dollars a year
just to sit in their classrooms.
Let us go into the new year with even a greater resolve to maintain the
high standards for which this version of Xtalk has gained a reputation.
By nature, anyone involved in HJ research is a free thinker who seeks
what is as close to true and the historical-critical method will allow.
This still leaves a great deal of room for individual paradigms and many
contexts. By that very nature, we are NOT going to agree with each
other, in part...or in total. What we can do, however, is show the
respect that years of study has earned our interlocutors.
I wish you all a prosperous and care-free 2000.
taybutheh d'maran yeshua masheecha am kulkon
sharing a meal for free.