Rafael

I saw this at the Portland Art Museum. Its goofy, isn’t it? Here’s the description  Art from the Andes features distinctive religious paintings that illustrate the creative melding of cultures in the Andes following the Spanish conquest. There are a lot of these pictures around. This says: Following the Spanish conquest of the Inka empire… Continue reading Rafael

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Baby

The phrase, “cut the baby in half.” is today shorthand for a type of compromise, and refers to one of the most well known, if not well read, passages of the bible. The thing to know about Solomon is that he was a king in the oriental style, and that he was probably a prick.… Continue reading Baby

Screwtape

After writing the great “Out of the Silent Planet“. a pioneering work of science fiction, and before writing the famous “Chronicles of Narnia”, CS Lewis wrote a thin volume called, “The Screwtape Letters“, published in 1942. I consider it to be on a par with “The Prince”. The letters are written from Hell by Screwtape, … Continue reading Screwtape

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Just a mall in Utah

▶ Christmas Food Court Flash Mob. Actually, the Seaway Mall in Welland, Ontario

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Ephesus

This was the largest theater in Ionia, the part of ancient Greece that was in Turkey.  Paul the apostle had a gig here that did not go well.As a change of pace, Paul was chased out of town by an angry mob of pagans rather than of Jews. It seems he violated the precept set… Continue reading Ephesus

Acts

I’ve been reading Acts of the Apostles. I read somewhere that this is the only source on the first 50 or so years of the Jesus Movement. I use that term because the book itself marks the time and spot where the term “Christian” was coined. Antioch or Corinth, I forget. One thing I notice… Continue reading Acts

First Samuel Chapter 8

10 And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king. 11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall… Continue reading First Samuel Chapter 8

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