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Seven

Seven is a number that seems to pop up a lot in the Bible. And according to George Costanza, it’s also a great name for a baby…   SUSAN: It’s not a name. It’s a number. GEORGE: I know. It’s … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 4: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Once I decided to close out this series talking about the Garden of Eden, I knew I had to include this clip from The Simpsons. And yes, I must recount a few highlights:    • ‘Please rise for our opening hymn, … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Literally? (Part 1)

‘Get on with it, Lord!’ I heard myself praying those less-than-reverent words in the opening days of Advent, as I considered the state of the world – the Paris attacks, the Syrian refugee crisis, the environment, the economy; pain and … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too

Yesterday, I talked about John Lennon’s classic ballad Imagine, and how it bears a strong resemblance to the last few chapters of Revelation. But I deliberately avoided spending time on my favorite part of the visions of John of Patmos … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 1: I Wonder If We Can

Some years back, a dreamer named John invited people to Imagine a world where there’s no country, nothing to kill or die for, no need for greed or hunger – and no religion too. Then, a couple thousand years later, one of … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word: Done?

Over the past five months, I’ve written more than 13,000 words in 10 blog posts on the topic of the Holy Spirit. I think that might be enough. Not because I’ve provided (or even acquired) a fulsome understanding of the … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 10: Filled

Today is Pentecost, which according to some is the second-most important Sunday in the Christian year (after Easter). But in a lot of churches, it just feels a lot like any other Sunday. That’s too bad, and a lot of … Continue reading

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