CAN AN AGNOSTIC BE DIVINELY INSPIRED? “Babette’s Feast” Is a Eucharistic Allegory From an Unlikely Author

You probably know at least a little about Danish baroness and plantation owner Karen von Blixen-Finecke.  She was the heroine (Meryl Streep) who had a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter (Robert Redford) in the 1985 romantic drama Out of Africa.  She was an author who wrote under the pen name “Isak Denisen.”But you may not remember that she was an agnostic. My husband and I recently pulled out our copy of the film Babette’s Feast (Danish: Bab … [Read more...]

ON TWO WINGS: THE ARTIFICIAL SEPARATION OF FAITH AND SCIENCE

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. --Psalm 19:1Lonely planet: It’s not a plaintive 1950s love song.“Lonely planet” is the name given by scientists to a newly discovered type of planet which floats freely in the dark, without a star to go around.A team of astronomers led by David Bennett of Notre Dame, using a 5.9-foot telescope in New Zealand, reported this week in the journal Nature that they had discovered ten of these … [Read more...]

PROFILE IN LOVE: Talented musician, best-selling author, adoption activist and Mom— Deanna Jones’ story is one you’ll never forget

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Late one Saturday evening last Spring, my husband and I had already settled in for the night.  He was watching TV and I was aimlessly web-surfing, reading Facebook status updates, when one photo caught my attention.  There, smiling on my screen, was a photo of a beautiful blonde woman cuddling with several African-American children.  She was my FB friend, sure enough, but who was she and how had we met?Curious, I read Deanna Jones’ profile for the first time.  I checked her websites—two of th … [Read more...]


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