Author Archives: admin

Echoes of the Word made flesh

Today’s sermon at Crosswalk Community Church (GCI): slides (10 MB) and audio. It’s richly illustrated, so the audio file and slides pdf are inter-related and best experienced together. Two Bible Paradigms was a bulletin insert. Special thanks to pastor Mike … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Leave a comment

Starstruck Tonight (Spring and Summer)

What follows is the text of Starstruck Tonight, the Spring and Summer sky version, the sequel to my first and favorite planetarium show produced when I directed the OBU Planetarium. This summer I’ll make a renewed effort to recover takes … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Music-Lit, Education, Family, Nature | Tagged | Leave a comment

Starstruck Tonight (Winter version)

What follows is the text of Starstruck Tonight, the Winter sky version, my first and favorite planetarium show produced when I directed the OBU Planetarium. The only document I have is a draft in a very old version of MacWrite … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Music-Lit, Education, Family, Nature | Tagged | Leave a comment

Trinitarian theology video discussion group

My Trinitarian Theology page describes the You’re Included series of video conversations, sponsored by Grace Communion International, devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology.* Each video is a conversation, not a lecture. Participants include popular writers, teachers, pastors and youth … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Leave a comment

Ode to Joy

Between Easter, Pentecost and Ascension Day fall roughly 50 days in the church calendar to meditate on how the resurrection of Christ changes everything in heaven and earth. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, brought to ordinary people street-side, exemplifies that to … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Music-Lit | Leave a comment

A Desert Parable, The Tree of Life, and The Shack

A Desert Parable Last night, Mike Rasmussen told us a parable: A man is standing in the wide-open desert, with sunlight pouring down all around him. Yet his eyes are shut firmly, closed tightly against the light, and he believes … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Music-Lit, Theology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Masaccio’s Trinity, Psalm 22 and The Shack

We’re planning to see the movie version of The Shack this weekend. Ted Johnston offers helpful comments on his blog, The Surprising God. Meanwhile, I’ve written about Paul Young and The Shack in a number of posts here: Is God … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Music-Lit, History of Science, Theology | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Planet Narnia meets Galileo’s World

Over the last couple of years I’ve given countless presentations on the Galileo’s World exhibition, and I’ve enjoyed them all. Tonight I’m giving an informal talk that’s a bit different from the others, which I’m really looking forward to, on … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Music & Lit, History of Science | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Eucatastrophe: Joy news!

“The Birth of Christ is the eucatastrophe of Man’s history. This story begins and ends in joy. It has pre-eminently the inner consistency of reality. This story is supreme, and it has entered history. It is pre-eminently (and infinitely, if … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Theology | Tagged | Leave a comment

Beauty in grace

I love the juxtaposed photos in Hannah’s blog post. Photographer Rotasiz Seyyah captured a number of portraits of ordinary people immediately before and after being told they are beautiful. How they respond! How their inner beauty shines, called forth by … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Leave a comment