November 8, 2016

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November 7, 2016

When you grew up with Marvel Comics, as I did, everyone had their favorites. For me it was clearly Spiderman. Dr. Strange was so on out there, and Oriental in character that it didn’t make my list of top five fav ravs. But comics are one thing, movies are another. For example, I loved the Fantastic Four comics, but the several attempts to film those stories turned out disastrously poorly. Not so with the Benedict Cumberbatch boot up of the… Read more

November 6, 2016

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November 5, 2016

This is a deeply moving 139 minute film, though it has some gory scenes about two-thirds through the film and is not suitable for the young. To be honest, this is a better Gibson movie, in terms of being faithful to the true story, than Mel Gibson’s the Passion of the Christ, which often depends on the later mystical writings of Anna Katherine Emmerich, rather than sticking to the Gospel text. This movie means a great deal to me, since… Read more

November 4, 2016

Here is a quite interesting discussion from my friend Philip Jenkins on the possible connection between what James says about rich and poor in James 2 and what is said in the famous parable of the rich man and Lazarus. See what you think. BW3 Lazarus and James October 21, 2016 by Philip Jenkins I have been puzzling out its possible relationship to the miracle of Lazarus in the Gospel of John. Here, I will pursue that question by citing… Read more

November 3, 2016

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November 2, 2016

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November 1, 2016

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October 31, 2016

It is not faith in any old God we have conjured up in our minds. It is based upon the fact that God has revealed himself in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus. There one may see and know God. ‘He that has seen me has seen the Father’. God has spoken in flesh and blood. Not in philosophy, for that would leave some of us out, not in spiritual experience, because so would that, but in bones… Read more

October 30, 2016

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