Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Biblical interpretation exercise – Galileo

The year is 1616. You are a Cardinal, and a member of the Holy Congregation of the Index. How you interpret the Bible will have repercussions for many generations. Download this exercise: Here’s the instructor’s version, with commentary: Setting: written … Continue reading

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As a pale phantom with a lamp Ascends some ruin’s haunted stair, So glides the moon along the damp Mysterious chamber of the air. Now hidden in a cloud, and now revealed, As if this phantom, full of pain, Were … Continue reading

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An ancient chemist on teaching

“Nor do I fail to understand that it is difficult to make clear the dark discoveries of the Greeks in Latin verses, especially since we have often to employ new words because of the poverty of the language and the … Continue reading

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Central Oklahoma Church Dogmatics reading group

Due to several participants moving away, the Central Oklahoma Church Dogmatics reading group has been suspended for a while. Some external links: You’re Included videos on Barth Foundations of Theology video, Grace Communion International Center for Barth Studies (Princeton Seminary); … Continue reading

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Cathy’s believing

Down on my knees again, Still believing In the time of reason no more Down on my knees again Still believing Peace of mind is worth any choreMary Black, “Still Believing” Imagine a teenager with more than the usual confusion … Continue reading

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Family Christmas letter, 2011

“Welcome, all wonders in one sight! Eternity shut in a span, Summer in winter, day in night, Heaven in earth, and God in man! Great little One, whose all-embracing birth Lifts earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to earth.” Richard Crashaw,”In … Continue reading

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