Monthly Archives: February 2019

It’s All Greek To Me: The Greek Letter Υ

I’m sitting in the Chania Airport for what should be a short hop to Athens, but for some reason – perhaps the Saharan sand in the air combined with rain – our plane is not here, and one flight tracker … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Great War: The Will to Fight

This is my fourth post on Lessons from the Great War. The first raised four questions. The second addressed one of the questions – why did the war end? The answer was that the Allies on the Western Front had … Continue reading

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“The Issue Before Us Is Death” – The Rev’d Chris Hedges

  In addition to giving the John Albert Hall lecture at the University of Victoria this past month, the journalist Chris Hedges, preached at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 20, 2019. I am told that some … Continue reading

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Nunc Dimittis: Beyond “Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant Depart In Peace”

A Sermon preached on the Feast of The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (commonly called Candlemas) at St. Thomas, Kefalas, 11:00 am Feb 3, 2018 (transferred from Feb 2).   Perhaps the most beautiful setting among many beautiful setting … Continue reading

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Christian Fascism in the USA: Chris Hedges and Authentic Christianity

The good does draw to the good. – Chris Hedges Chris Hedges is an award-winning American journalist who this past January gave the John Albert Hall lecture at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The organizers underestimated … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek to Me: Nikos Kazantzakis & His Novel “Captain Michalis”

When Nikos Kazantzakis was a young boy he would have watched his father and his father’s friends fight in the Cretan rebellions against the Ottoman Turks, who then ruled Crete. As a teenager and a young adult, after Crete became … Continue reading

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