Hale-Bopp. Hail Mary. Hail Jesus.

Hale-Bopp. Hail Mary. Hail Jesus.

On July 23, 1995, astronomers Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp both made independent discoveries of the comet that would shortly bear their name; Hale-Bopp. Over the next two years the comet grew in intensity, becoming visible at times to the naked eye, and coming closest to earth on March 22, 1997. If this chunk of […]

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One Head – One Body – Many Members

One Head – One Body – Many Members

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one […]

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Knives, Guns, & Band-Aids

Knives, Guns, & Band-Aids

I’ve always liked the now seemingly ancient movie ‘The Untouchables’ (1987). What’s not to love? Chicago. Union Station. Mobsters. Prohibition fueled Mafia. And righteous cops. Oh, and Sean Connery. Let’s not forget that. I likely saw the movie for the first time in the early 90’s as a TBS Sunday afternoon special. Or was it […]

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Clive & The Connoisseur

Clive & The Connoisseur

In the 16th Letter from ‘Uncle Screwtape’ to junior-demon ‘Wormwood’ (p81 of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters) Wormwood writes to ‘My dear Screwtape’: Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that ‘suits’ him until […]

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Their Blood Cries Out

Their Blood Cries Out

I am presently reading ‘Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War’ by Tony Horwitz. I am shocked by it. I am shocked by what was – 246 years of slavery in this land! I am shocked that despite our progress beyond such sin, still this sin remains in our own […]

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Devil’s Music

Devil’s Music

Colin Paterson of the BBC Newshour had a great bio this morning on the legendary blues guitarist and singer B.B. King. The occasion is sad; Mr. King’s death. The report was fantastic. Included in it was some audio from B.B. King himself (HERE is the original interview). King wrote of getting off the cotton plantation, […]

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Happy Conception Day, Jesus!

Happy Conception Day, Jesus!

God told Mary, through the angel Gabriel: “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus!” (Luke 1:31). The Christian church throughout the world, and throughout many ages, has confessed the same: “And [I believe] in Jesus Christ… who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born […]

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Augustus’ Anguish

Augustus’ Anguish

Dr. Paul L. Maier includes the following in his book ‘In The Fullness of time’ (p.6). Many Roman men and women of the time were indulging in a very easy morality to escape what they called “the tedium of marriage,” and soon marital and birth rates had dwindled alarmingly. One day, Augustus was disturbed enough […]

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Glory Vs. The Cross

It has been said that all people are theologians, the only question is, what kind of theology are they. It has been further said that there are only two types of theologians: Theologians of Glory, and Theologians of the Cross Interestingly and even alarmingly, both the irreligious and the every-Sunday-going Christian can be a Theologian […]

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The Evolution of Evolution

I will attempt to keep this short and sweet. And, I will start with a caveat, which is this; I am not an expert of Evolutionary Biology. But then again, neither are any of the public figures (both political and religious) who speak frequently of it. And they do speak frequently of it. It is not uncommon […]

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