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Ancient history through ancient eyes

I think that the whole notion of “historical” is a modern one, created by modern science, and that it’s this entirely modern approach that pits history against myth. Paul didn’t believe in an historical Adam or a non-historical Adam. He … Continue reading

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Favorite Hymns

The music director at church is teaching a class on our hymnal, singing in worship, and hymnody in general, and asked everyone to give her a list of his or her favorite hymns.  As I went through the hymnal to … Continue reading

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About the new priest

I haven’t said much about the new priest because I was waiting to develop a more fully formed impression.  We really like him.  He’s quite different from our previous priest, whom I also loved.  Kevin was urbane, full of energy … Continue reading

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This is close to the theology in our church

I love theology in small doses.  I’m not cut out for theological study at a deep level  but I do love it in small doses, and I pay attention to it.  It’s how my brain works.  So when we started … Continue reading

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Going to Church Makes Me Happy

I drive a half an hour to my church, and half the time I go alone.  I go early because of choir rehearsal.  Of choir rehearsal, perhaps the less said the better.  As I drive there, I have to remind … Continue reading

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What’s the hell?

Scot McKnight over at Jesus Creed draws attention to how theologians/bible scholars can grapple with hell–and conclude that eternal, conscious torment is not what the Bible teaches on the subject. Pinnock contends the Bible, when read properly in context, does … Continue reading

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We’re Finally Getting a New Priest!

At long last…it seems like it’s been quite awhile!  We have managed to carry on through the use of visiting priests interspersed by Sundays where someone in the congregation led “Morning Prayer” services and, more recently, the generosity of a … Continue reading

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