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Resurrection

Death and resurrection are a part of the seasons of the world we live in.  Every year in spring, at Easter time, we remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after he had been tortured…

Labyrinth, the demonic, and Lent 

The movie Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson, and starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, was a weirdly fantastical movie that came out in 1986, the year of my birth.  It was a favorite movie of my sister’s generation that grew…

Making the most of 2022

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” 

-Ephesians 5:15-16 

In the United States and in many countries around the world we have a…

Waiting for Jesus... again...

Why do we spend so many weeks waiting and preparing for Jesus, when we already know how the story goes?  We know about the proclamation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary, we know how Joseph almost broke off the engagement…

"Living in Church Community in Tumultuous Times"

Living in Church Community in Tumultuous Times 

One of the beautiful parts of Christianity is that it brings together so many people of different backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, cultures, and more (or at least that is what it should do).  We…

Parasite Stress Theory and Scripture!

I recently came across an interesting grouping of scientific books and research papers that define Parasite Stress Theory, which posits that political and cultural divisions between people into liberal and conservative values is caused by their exposure to infectious diseases…

Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism (From August 2021 Newsletter Article)

Often seen from a Protestant Christian perspective Fundamentalism (capitalized) refers to a movement in the church focusing on a literal interpretation of the Bible and strict adherence to the beliefs and rules derived therefrom.