Category Archives: Theology etc.

Pennsylvania Grand Jury

Another bomb has gone off in the Catholic Church, this time in Pennsylvania.  A grand jury has released a report detailing pervasive child sex abuse among the clergy.  Not the first time this has come up, but certainly the worst … Continue reading

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Ribs, Rain, Miracles

How I spent my summer vacation… 1. Happy Lammas Day!  Lammas, or Loaf-Mass, a festival of first fruits, isn’t in the church calendar anymore, but was held over and recontextualized from the Celtic festival of Lughnasa, marking the first day … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking–A Reminiscence

Stephen Hawking is dead at 76. I vividly remember his visit to the University of Chicago in 1986.  His lecture, given via a graduate student to a packed Mandel Hall, was titled “Why Time Moves Forward” or something like that. … Continue reading

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First Day of Christmas

I received an email from an online merchant I’ve worked with.  Today, they say, is the Twelfth Day of Christmas. I’m glad they’re good at horticulture, because their theology needs work. Today is the First Day of Christmas.  The Twelfth … Continue reading

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New Testament Follies

I started to watch an older video of Bart Ehrman, the New Testament scholar.  In a minute, I had to turn it off.  The fundamental dishonesty was so thick, so multi-layered, that I literally could not handle more than a … Continue reading

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The Miracle of the Sun

Today, October 13, 2017 is the one hundredth anniversary of the “miracle of the sun,” the culminating event of the apparitions at Fatima.  The phenomenon was witnessed by thousands of people, many of whom lived till recent years and whose … Continue reading

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Heavenward Ho

So, I have bought what I need, and am now going to enjoy it. I have the new telescope, mount, extender, red-dot finder, barlow, 40mm Plössl, Baader neodymium filter, and still have my 25mm ED from Agena and BST 4mm.  … Continue reading

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Mind Your Thees and Thous

You may possibly have noticed that, even when freely translating something and not simply quoting, I often prefer to use the old pronouns, like “thee” and “thou.” I don’t do this if it’s a colloquial conversation, or in an email, … Continue reading

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Protected: Triangulation

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Protected: Number One Son

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