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  • April 27, 2014: The Imprint of the Nails

    April 27, 2014 10:30

    The Bible says remarkably little about Heaven, but the tacit assumption is that we’ll all get nice shiny new 25-year-old bodies, with no receding hairlines or sagging anything. But the Gospel appointed for today –the well-known story of ‘Doubting Thomas’ – puts a different spin on that assumption. Because the Resurrected Christ still has the holes in His hands. (more )

  • April 22, 2018: Psalm 23

    April 22, 2014 10:30

    In previous Music Boxes I discussed how ancient Greek and Hebrew used their alphabets both for letters and numbers, so words looked like curious numbers, and numbers like odd words. So it would be natural for them to attribute special significance to the numeric values of the names of God. "Yahweh", for example, equals 26. (more )

  • 2014 April 13: Jean-Baptiste Faure

    April 13, 2014 10:34

    Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914) was no relation to the better known composer Gabriel Fauré (notice that J.-B. Faure’s name does not have an accent over the last ‘e’ so it is pronounced ‘for’, whereas G. Fauré’s has the accent and is therefore pronounced ‘forAY’).

    Faure was born into a house of modest means at best, and when his father ... (more )

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