Archives for Aug 13, 2009 @ 21:55

Compline Prayer

Sleep, O sleep in the calm of each calm. Sleep, O sleep in the guidance of all guidance. Sleep, O sleep in the love of all loves. Sleep, O beloved, in the Lord of life. Sleep, O beloved, in the God of life. The peace of all peace be mine this night + in the [Read More…]

Julia and Julia Anyone?

We’re wondering who has seen the new Meryl Streep movie, Julia and Julia? Any recommendations, etc? What did you think? Come to think of it, I think the last movie we saw was with Meryl Streep in Mama Mia! [Read more…]

Gift Book of the Year (so far)

Wow, the lavishly illustrated The Inklings of Oxford: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Their Friends has occupied too much of my time. I couldn’t put the thing down. What this book is a sumptuous, color collection of pictures of the Oxford worlds in which Lewis, Tolkien and friends lived. Even a picture [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 8

Peter’s sermon moves from Jesus’ miracles to Jesus’ death to Jesus’ resurrection. This is where many of us stop — in fact, many of us stop with the death and don’t include God’s raising Jesus in our gospeling. But for Peter there’s even more: there’s the ascending vindication of Jesus before the Father, from which [Read More…]

Evolution’s Place? 1 (RJS)

What place can evolution have in a world created by a personal God? The Darwinian paradigm of random mutation and natural selection seems to suggest that the development of life in the universe and sentient beings on our planet is a process dependent upon highly contingent improbable events.  We are a product of blind cosmic [Read More…]

Atheist Delusions 4

David Bentley Hart, a historian of ideas, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , examines “faith and reason” to provide historical context for what has happened with New Atheists. Hart begins by quoting the famous medievalist, Jacques Le Goff, who exercises considerable psychological imagination about why and how medievals cared for the [Read More…]