Tag Archives: The Gospels

From the Bookshelf: Jesus and After, the First Eighty Years, by E. Bruce Brooks

I view knowledge and faith as two methods of thought which emphasize different factors.  Knowledge asks about facts and data.  Faith asks why something is important.  Knowledge can be observed and repeated (scientific process).  Faith gives meaning to events.  Knowledge … Continue reading

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Blowform, Feast of the Annunciation

My longer term readers may recall that some years ago we acquired a blowform nativity set.  Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, ox and donkey, a shepherd with sheep,  Magi with camel move about our property from Thanksgiving until 12th Night in … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: The Ecumenism of Beauty, edited by Timothy Vernon

A couple of decades ago, my father visited me, a sort of father-son weekend in Washington, D.C.  Given that he has an ardent faith, I suggested that we attend the Sunday worship service as the Grace Church, in Georgetown.  This is … Continue reading

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Blowform Escape

The chapter of Jesus’s birth does need to have an ending.  King Herod, of course, did not really want to find the King of the Jews in order to venerate him.  Being an Roman governor over an occupied land, he … Continue reading

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Blowform Epiphany

Having grown up in a Baptist tradition, I did not learn of the concept of Epiphany until I read James Joyce’s short-story series Dubliners.  I do not recall exactly what the story was about, but the concept that an epiphany … Continue reading

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Blowform Twelfth Night Trek

The traditions of Twelfth Night have pretty much disappeared from our holiday culture in the USA.  Who sings The Twelve Days of Christmas (or knows what all those gifts were about) any more?  While How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie … Continue reading

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Blowform Boxing Day

All my Pax Britannia friends know what Boxing Day is!  After performing their duties on Christmas day, the servants and laborers of the manor had December 26th off and received their presents (boxes) from the Lord and Lady of the … Continue reading

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