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Monthly Archives: August 2012
Perhaps the most bewildering question about the Song of Solomon, or the Song of Songs, or Canticles – the book has gone by many names – is how it ended up in the Bible, a sacred text. Historical criticism insists … Continue reading
Every day. Every day I confess my sins, my sinfulness. Every day. But Job asks, “If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of humanity?” Yes, Job is feeling reckless; that recklessness that hold hands with despair, … Continue reading
The softest of rain makes nervous puddles shudder; what will fall down next?
The latest project – a green, “green” stole, knit out of recycled t-shirts – the ones too ripped, stained, shapeless to donate. Linen stitch makes a flat stole with straight edges. Dividing each t-shirt strip (you cut them in a … Continue reading
In the centre, in the distance is the Empire State Building, disappearing into the fog and the smog, obscured by … Prayers today for those harmed, hurt, frightened by the continuing gun violence of our country.
Weekly lectionary groups are great. I recommend them. This week, we meandered around the readings with all of the purpose and direction of a fog, but we did have a few moments where we got high enough to break through … Continue reading
Saturday, August 18th, St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria, Ohio “The Jews disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’” Often in John’s Gospel, when the Jews do not understand what Jesus is trying to … Continue reading
Hannah had promised the Lord of hosts that if God would give her a son, then she would give her son back to God all the days of his life, “and the Lord remembered her, and in due time, Hannah … Continue reading
“The Jews then disputed among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’” (John 6:52) Well, one can hardly blame them. In search of some answers, I came across these pearls of wisdom, which I offer for … Continue reading