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Monthly Archives: December 2011
For those who have been around me for a while (or even a little bit) will know that a word that creeps into my lectures, academic writing, casual conversations and probably haunts my dream life is ‘poetry’. There is something in the act of the imagination that continues to drive and challenge what I believe is core to who we are and what we are called to be.
Much of … There’s more to read here.
Throughout the centuries, the Creator of all things – the God of Gods and Light of Lights, Very God of Very God, this One who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable, omnipotent, the One we worship and in whom we alone can put trust, the One who is to be our only comfort in life and in death – this Lover of our Souls and Compassionate Cradle for our beaten and bruised … There’s more to read here.
This is a season that pulls out unbelievable nostalgia in people – spending hours on setting up the house with decorations, reminiscing over each and every ornament that goes on the tree recalling the Christmases of yesteryear, and opening all those Christmas cards and marveling at how life changes, kids grow, and yet many things stay the same. With all the end-of-year lists – from top albums of the year to top movies of the … There’s more to read here.
As soon as I typed out Advent Week IV: A New Hope I couldn’t help myself thinking of the following: hope comes to us young and old whether these are the Droids we are looking for or not. This Advent I am reminded that hope is not a tired-out term at all nor is it merely the stuff of fantasy. Many political pundits have been stating that the claims of hope … There’s more to read here.
Years ago Peter Kreeft wrote a whimsical book imagining a conversation in purgatory between John F. Kennedy, Aldus Huxley and C.S. Lewis entitled Between Heaven and Hell. The premise was that since all three died on the same day – November 22nd, 1963 – that a conversation in Socratic form between them getting at the animating philosophies of their life as they went on to whatever final ends awaited … There’s more to read here.
One of the factoids regarding Christmas is that the “colors” of Christmas are not red and green. As much as I love the red and green themes of everything from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, A Charlie Brown Christmas to the Rankin and Bass stop-motion classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the colors of Christmas are traditionally…. wait for it… purple and pink. Yup… you heard me correctly… … There’s more to read here.
Choosing favorite songs is like friendship - sometimes it just comes down to who you sit next to in class, bump into while crossing the street, who you spend time with over a cup of coffee or pour your heart out to in the times of despair as well as times of elation. As much as Pandora is trying to figure out my musical genome and Amazon tries to tell me … There’s more to read here.
While we were still living in Scotland, our family made a trip to the Orkney Islands – a ring of islands far north of Scotland known for its ancient standing stones and long Celtic history. One of the prehistoric burial mounds we visited is called Maes Howe.
It is a large hill that had remained hidden for centuries. Those who had constructed the space had built it with some … There’s more to read here.
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