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  • 2014 October 26: The Uses of Adversity

    October 26, 2014 10:30

    Who has trouble coping with happiness? The challenge is what to do with adversity — when difficulty or calamity befalls, or we see an injustice we are called to address. (more )

  • 2014 October 19: Happy Universe's Birthday!

    October 19, 2014 10:30

    This coming Wednesday is the Universe's 6018th birthday — at least according to the famous calculations made by Bishop James Ussher (1581-1656) who determined the first day of creation to be 22 October 4004 BCE. Ussher calculated this date by working backward from the Roman Emperors named in the New Testament, using the genealogies, ages of the patriarchs, and historical events described in the Old Testament. (more )

  • 2014 October 5: The Stone which the Builders Rejected

    October 05, 2014 10:30

    The Christ is of course the Prime Archetype of "the cornerstone whom the builders rejected". But as "the student is not above the master", so lesser mortals amongst us have experienced the same treatment, particularly the innovative ones. Beethoven makes a splendid example, living as he did at the dawn of published reviews of music. His Ninth Symphony is now one of the 'cornerstones' of Western music, and yet in his day it came under scathing attack... (more )

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