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October 2005 Archives

We are drawing near to the beginning of the American holiday season which seems to extend backwards into fall ever further as each year passes. The end result of this is that we begin to get the holiday season movies […]

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I am very pleased to offer you a poem written by a doctoral student at Vanderbilt Divinity School whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know while teaching there from time to time.————- Agrapha I. Peel back the […]

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Certainly for me, one of the most enriching things I have done in recent years is read large quantities of the greatest of the exegetes among the Greek Fathers—- John Chrysostom. I awoke this morning to this reading, which I […]

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One theologian has wryly defined a saint as a religious figure from hoary antiquity whose life has been insufficiently researched! In short, a saint ain’t. “For we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…..”

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following: 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and […]

Finding good and wholesome family entertainment in this day and age is like searching for the holy grail sometimes. We keep hoping it is out there somewhere, but it is ever so hard to find. Two exceptions to this rule […]

Weary, worn, welts on handWork has whittled down the manTo the bare necessitiesOf what he is, and what he’ll beWas this then his destiny? Defined, refined by what we do,The toilsome tasks are never throughThorn and thistle, dirt and dustSweeping […]

A friend of 30 plus years sent this to me. I thought you would want to see it. It raises the question— what is normal in God’s eyes, and what is a handicap in God’s eyes? GOD LIVES UNDER THE […]