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  • 2017 December 3: The Star

    November 28, 2017 15:01

    There are many many elements to the Advent/Christmas Story, and one on which I would like to focus this season is ’The Star’.

    ’The Star in the East" is the tiniest of elements in the Christmas story, and additionally any given star is a tiny element in the night sky. Sure, some have argued that ’The Star’ which the Magi (Mages?) saw must have been particularly large to notice. But apparently only the Magi noticed it: not Herod, and not people in general. In other words, I would suggest that the Magi saw it when no one else did — apparently because they were Paying Attention.

  • 2017: Nov 12: Mysterium Tremendum

    November 12, 2017 10:30

    One of God’s many characteristics has been described as "Mysterium Tremendum" — Latin for "Tremendous Mystery". After all, S/He is indeed ultimately unfathomable. How can we the created ever really grasp the Creator? Let’s imagine this conversation: God: "I can create an infinitude of galaxies in my sleep! How about you?" Me: "Let me get back to you on that..." (more )

  • 2017 October 29: Reformation 2017

    October 29, 2017 10:30

    Today we celebrate Reformation Sunday — Luther nailing his “95 Theses" to the door of the Wittenberg Castle. But I wonder if ’Reformation Sunday’ is not so much an ‘event’ as it is a ‘process’. (more )

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