Author Archives: srholman

Medicine & Metaphor in Christian History: New Essays

“Rethinking Medical Metaphors in Late Ancient Christianity” New special issue of Studies in Late Antiquity, vol. 2, no. 4, winter 2018. Read more here. You may need institutional library access to read if you don’t subscribe to the journal; titles … Continue reading

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Malala: On refugees in this moment, now

Nobel-Peace-Prize awardee, Malala Yousafzai speaks on peace, displacement, girls’ education, the important role of fathers, and the state of girl refugees around the world today. Her remarks are part of a December 6¬†conversation with Former U.S. Ambassador to the United … Continue reading

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Water and Health: Strathpeffer

Strathpeffer, a village in the Scottish highlands, was once famous for its variety of mineral springs. The Victorian health spa pumped waters up through different pipes–or, when pumps didn’t work, workers pulled sulfur-encrusted water up by the buckets. Everyone from … Continue reading

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Bells for Haggis

Reflecting back on a cheering (if not quite heart-healthy) lunch of haggis and chips a few weeks ago at award-winning Bells of Durham. Haggis fans in the United States: Stahly Quality Foods (Fife, Scotland) produces a Stateside canned haggis. Those … Continue reading

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Parish Nursing : UK

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Ethics of Water: Religion and Health: New Online Lecture

Abundant thanks to the folks at the Department of Theology and the University of Durham ¬†(UK)¬†Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health for their invitation to present at the October Seminar, and for their warm and kind welcome and good discussion. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Jonathan Kranz

It strikes me this morning that a public thanks is long overdue to the fellow writer who inspired me to begin this “Jottings” blog in the first place, Jonathan Kranz. It was back in November of 2012. We were chatting … Continue reading

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