What Do they Teach You in Seminary? Why Tap Dancing of Course!

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Mr. 666 and Jewish Symbolic Numbers in Revelation

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Into the Woods is not Out of the Woods Yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjy5MK1X70It is always a daunting task to turn a Broadway hit musical into a major film. Even if you front load a ton of stars into said movie, you will have to either: 1) make sure they can all really sing, or 2) settle for someone who is really good at lip-syncing or is that lip-singing? The perils of the latter became very clear in the Milli Vanilli scandal of a band who never actually sang their own songs, but had a hit record. Let us say first that you … [Read more...]

E. Stanley Jones Quote of the Day

E. Stanley Jones, a twentieth-century Methodist missionary to India (and Asbury graduate): "A soul without a body is a ghost; a body without a soul is a corpse. The Gospel is addressed to living persons, soul and body, in all of their broken humanity and need for wholeness." There is no spiritual Gospel without the social Gospel. There is no social Gospel without the spiritual Gospel. Proclaim the whole Gospel for the whole person in the whole world, and the world will listen. … [Read more...]

Bonum Novum Annum

BONUM NOVUM ANNUMWhy is new important If old can do the job?Why a cause to celebrate Or perchance to sob?Thank Julius for the calendar It didn’t come from God.It seems so strange we celebrate The arbitrary and odd.Janus at least was two-faced He looked back and ahead.But we seem to like it better If we consider the old year dead.And even the numbered year itself Comes from a short monk’s error.Jesus’ birth did not transpire After Herod’s death and terror. … [Read more...]

How to Solve our Problems— A New Years Solution

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What ‘Big Eyes’ You Have!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xD9uTlh5hIAnyone who lived through the 60s will remember the haunting paintings of children with enormous eyes. And almost none of them will know the story behind the paintings--- until now, thanks to Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and surprisingly, Tim Burton who has produced a whole series of strange and wonderful movies----Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong with America?– Bill Clinton Offers some Analysis

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/25/exp-erin-intv-bill-clinton-nra.cnn.htmlAs we head to the New Year, one thing we need more of in America is thoughtful discussion on major issues that trouble our society. We need less polemics, less propaganda, less shouting, less shock jocks on radio or TV, less ideologically driven news from whatever perspective, and more real dialogue, rather than posturing.Here is a link to a thoughtful discussion on race and guns and … [Read more...]

Another Year—- Another Birthday

"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why." ---William Barclay"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."---Voltaire"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"---Satchel Paige (famous baseball pitcher who was famously elusive or uncertain about his own age, perhaps so he could keep pitching professionally)."The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose … [Read more...]