Bob Dylan Driven by Melville and Homer?

Bob Dylan has been driven by serious literature? Really?

As an American literature fan, I was thrilled by his recap of Melville’s Moby Dick. As a classics and “dead language” nut, his overview of the trials of Odysseus brought me to tears. As an anti-imperialism activist, his raw look at All Quiet on the Western Front gave me depth insight into Dylan’s lyrics.

The polar opposite of a brainless celebrity.

Well done, Mr. Dylan, well done.

“Listen to the songs….however songs are listened to these days…”

Pope Invites Charismatics and Pentecostals to Celebrate in Rome

Pope Francis, whose closest colleagues in his homeland of Argentina may have been Alpha Course Anglican Charismatics, has invited Protestant Charismatics and Pentecostals to join him in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Roman Catholic Charismatic renewal.

This weekend is Pentecost (see Acts 2 in the Bible). The celebration original outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the infant Christian Church in Jerusalem 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus.

Pope Francis will be hosting a huge gathering outdoors at the Circus Maximus on Saturday night.

Let’s see if he sings in tongues…..

Full story in the Catholic Herald: LINK

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/05/03/pope-plans-pentecost-celebrations-with-charismatics-and-pentecostals/

My Seven Secrets Book Made the Top 500

Was surprised to see my fourth book, The Seven Secrets of a Meaningful Life, on the top 500 list for self-help books.

Kinda like making the Fortune 500 in this field.

I will be doing a book signing at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Lakeville, Minnesota, on Father’s Day weekend in just a few weeks (June 17-18 after each service) as long as supplies last.

You can find the church at: http://hosannalc.org

The website for my book is: http://sevensecretsbooks.com

You can see the whole list of 500 self help books at: https://websitefinder.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/500-motivational-and-self-improvement-books/

 

The “New” Jesus


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