On Hearing… His and Ours

Making my way through the “histories” of the OT again.  This morning – 1st Samuel.  Samuel’s name means something like “heard of God”, sounding suspiciously similar to the Hebrew word for “hear”, Shama.  His name is appropriate for so many reasons.  He was conceived when YHWH “heard” the voice of…

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St John of the Cross on the Trinity

“In the beginning was the Word,” the Gospel of John opens.  “The Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.” John opens his Gospel by peering behind the curtain of reality and seeing that the foundation of the Universe is in fact…

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Random thoughts on Monday morning

Monday mornings are such a funny time for me… after church on Sunday night, I feel like a bomb has exploded in my head, and I spend the next 24 hours picking up the pieces… “Okay, this goes here, and this goes there; and what the heck is this?”  Perhaps…

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