Ezra, Helper

Ezra, Helper 150 150 Andrew Hicks

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first child: Ezra Neal Hicks. As I am waiting I wrote this poem reflecting on the meaning of Ezra’s name in Hebrew. Ezra means, “helper.” Here I have played on that meaning and borrowed heavily from biblical language. Poetry is about encounter and impression. So read it…

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Books That Have Greatly Impacted Me

Books That Have Greatly Impacted Me 150 150 Andrew Hicks

I used to have this on my “resources” page on my site. I have decided to take down that page and break down some of that information into more bite-sized pieces of individual posts. Here is a list of books that have greatly impacted me thus far and links to purchase them on Amazon. There…

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Study Bibles – The Good, The Bad, and the Seriously?!?

Study Bibles – The Good, The Bad, and the Seriously?!? 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Not all study Bibles are worthy of their designation as a study Bible. In fact, most of the Bibles in any standard bookstore or on any standard website are more accurately described as marketing Bibles than study Bibles. Without sounding overly conspiratorial, here is the truth: publishers want to make money and thus they will do whatever…

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Academic Bible Study – Free Online Tools

Academic Bible Study – Free Online Tools 150 150 Andrew Hicks

This is a collection of free online resources for the academic study of the Bible. I have already published a list of resources for the non-academic, but serious study of scripture (see it here). I thought it would be a good exercise for myself to have a one-stop shop of resources for my academic studies…

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Programed for Futility

Programed for Futility 150 150 Andrew Hicks

My friend Rebekah and I were recently talking about strange and seemingly absurd art pieces. She told me about several, but the one that stuck with me the most is one by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu in the Guggenheim Museum called Can’t Help Myself. Essentially, it is a robot arm that continually scrapes away a…

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