Dec 26 2014

christinejbaxter.net: Poetic Interlude

The poems below both speak to me when I think about Donald’s death. I want to scream the first poem and deny the second. In the first the poet is talking of his Father and in the second the poet … Continue reading

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Dec 26 2014

Jason C. Stanley: Big Eyes (2014)

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32 Tim Burton tells the compelling story of Margaret Keane, the painter of the famous “Big Eyes” paintings. Burton, along with Amy Adams as… Read More

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Dec 26 2014

connexions: A matter of perspective

Reblogged from 10 years ago
I thought I might write a cheery reflection on my Christmas which has, it has to be said, been a prety good one. But somehow that doesn’t seem quite appropriate, with the news that the deathtoll from the earthquake is now known to be well over 20 000. How do you […]

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Dec 26 2014

United Methodeviations: Come and Gone

Happy Boxing Day, everyone!  Christmas is OVER.  It used to be that Christmas Day heralded the beginning of the twelve days of Christmas — or, Christmastide, if you prefer — leading to the arrival of the magi for Epiphany.  At the very least, the eight days following Christmas held special […]

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Dec 26 2014

David F. Watson: What is a human being? The answer really does matter….

Here is a paradox. Over the last thirty or forty years, we have invested an enormous amount of thought, emotion, treasure, and blood in what we call human values, human rights, the defence of human dignity and of human life. Over the same period, quietly  but devastatingly, science and philosophy have combined to undermine our traditional concept…

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Dec 26 2014

Threads from Henry's Web: So Why Don’t We Do Something about It?

I’ve been exchanging thoughts with Dave Black about the pastoral role and biblical languages, including textual criticism. One of my difficulties here is that I am more likely dealing with people on a day to day basis who are not well acquainted with their English Bibles, and thus it’s a bit harder to talk about […]

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