Archives for Jan 27, 2013 @ 15:35

For Holocaust Memorial Day

All Bible readers are tempted to make Jesus in their own image, and a study I mentioned in The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible makes a solid social-scientific case for that very observation. We all tend to toss onto the Bible’s texts our projections the way we project onto the Rohrschach inkblots. [Read More…]

The Gift of Listening

By Amy Hauptman, and at the link there’s much more: Listening is an unglorified activity. We all want to be heard. We all want to be understood. But whotruly wants to sacrifice their time and energy to simply listen to someone else? We can pay professionals to listen to us (on an hourly basis). We can [Read More…]

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and [Read More…]