The problem is when you can’t listen to the song of creation. When you can’t listen, you cry out “Crucify Him!”
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Tagged As: Avatar, Christianity, Demons, Gaia, Myth, Mythology | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
Has Mark Driscoll ever read the Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis? Has Mark Driscoll ever studied anything about Celtic Christianity? I can think of something that is demonic, though.
Tagged As: Emergent, Emerging | Categories: Christianity, Communications | 1 Comment
Future Technology 2009 is not new, in that it is designed to impress us with our future. But, is it emphasizing the right things?
Tagged As: Evangelism, Holodeck, Hologram, Worship | Categories: Christianity | 1 Comment
It isn’t too often I get to comment on the latest, cool technology and life in the church. The person in the picture on the right is a real person. That is, he was present in flesh and blood when the picture was taken. The person on the left was not physically there when the [...]
Tagged As: Dylan, Lent, Music | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
I was looking a a friend’s post on Facebook about having ashes placed on your forehead on Ash Wednesday. While reading the discussion, Revelation 13.16-17 came to mind. “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that [...]
Tagged As: Candlemas, Christmas, Feast of the Presentation, Nunc dimittis | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
“Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace.” February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation. This feast celebrates the presentation of Jesus for the blessing given to a firstborn son 40 days after birth. Since Jesus is the light of the world, it became customary to bless your candles for the upcoming year [...]
Tagged As: Liturgical Dance, Stephen Colbert, Worship | Categories: Christianity, Humor | Leave a Comment
Yes, that Stephen Colbert. For those of you singing this on Sunday, I want you to remember this video.
Tagged As: Law, Morality | Categories: Christianity, Politics | Leave a Comment
Since when does state law affect the spread of the kingdom? I read somewhere that even the Gates of Hell couldn’t defeat the church.
Tagged As: Calamity, Calvinism, Faith, Jean Calvin, Logic, Reformed Theology, Science | Categories: Christianity, Philosophy | Leave a Comment
When I took a Bible as Literature course in college from Gene Warren Doty, I fell in love with the Book of Job, as translated in the Jerusalem Bible. The text is lyrical, as far as I am concerned. I could imagine the lutes accompanying the troubadours in the background as I read. Being drawn [...]
Tagged As: Baptism, Nedi Rivera | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
The Rt. Rev. Nedi Rivera, Bishop Suffragan of Olympia, has announced her upcoming retirement. She plans to be retired by February 1, 2010. That makes this baptism, at which yours truly was honored by being the Bishop’s Chaplain during the service, feel a bit more special.
Tagged As: Bible, Ministry | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
Episcopal Bookstore—As I see it: The woman who wanted a Bible Wow. I can think of other questions reading John’s blog post. Was this person wanting a Bible for another person—and why? Was this person attributing magical powers to a book—and what magic did this person want? Was this person wanting to desecrate a Bible [...]
Tagged As: Compline, Rap | Categories: Christianity, Music | Leave a Comment
Quoting from this video: I tell good news to the short and to the tallWhether powerful or small, I tell em allDespite the fall:Humanity’s in the ring, but it doesn’t mean we hafta brawl!I see ills that are curableAmidst our stagnance our conscience is stirrableLight up the incenseI’m swingin my thuribleOur apathy is turribleStraight outta [...]
Tagged As: Episcopal Church | Categories: Christianity, Politics | Leave a Comment
This was the only race I ever lost in my life, but in the process, I learned two extremely valuable lessons. During the campaign, my father had left me to my own devices, but when it was over, he pointed out that I had taken my own neighborhood for granted. He was right: I had [...]
Tagged As: Athanasian Creed, Breastplate, Lorica, Patrick, Trinity | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
The creative interplay of words in this word map of the Athanasian Creed gives me something to think about God while hopefully without falling off into modalism or some other form of mis-understanding the Trinity.
Tagged As: 2 Samuel 1:7-27, Bible, David, Gay Rights, Jonathan | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
On Sunday, June 28, 2009, we hit a bump in the road in the Revised Common Lectionary. At least it will be a bump in the road for people who pay attention to the reading from the Hebrew Scriptures for this day, 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27. Read a commentary about the propers for this Sunday. [...]