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Anti-Christ Politics vs. the Politics of Jesus

“Everything Jesus said was exactly the opposite to the political environment in which we find ourselves.” – Jim Wallis Jim Wallis is the editor of Sojourners, a justice oriented Christian magazine in the United States. Here is a column in … Continue reading

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Many Mansions: George Herbert’s “The World”

Through Lent with George Herbert Monday After The Fourth Sunday of Lent The World Love built a stately house, where Fortune came, And spinning fancies, she was heard to say That her fine cobwebs did support the frame, Whereas they … 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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Communists say “No!”

One of the more striking things about living in Greece is the existence of a very active Communist party. Communism in Canada and the US was always something that happened elsewhere. Here it’s different. For example, in little villages like … Continue reading

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“Knossos and The Prophets of Modernism” by Cathy Gere: A Review

Just after Christmas my family and I visited Knossos in Greece. After seeing Sir Arthur Evans’s reconstruction I was curious about the thinking and evidence behind it. This book was available for download, so I bought it and I recently … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek To Me: Ancient Greek

In my first posting on the Greek language I gave a broad historical overview of the Greek language. In the second I talked briefly about Mycenean Greek which we know from clay tablets and inscriptions written in the syllabic Linear … Continue reading

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A Few Reasons I Should Have Known I Was Going To Move To Greece

I moved to Greece a little over three months ago. I had never been there before until a visit after my interview in Brussels, and I don’t think I ever had it on my list of Things To Do Before … Continue reading

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