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The Brain as a Model for Prophecy in Isaiah

Day Nineteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” I warn you, this is a weird post. Thinking About Brains. Once upon a time, not so long ago, scientists who studied the human brain said that it had a triune nature. By … Continue reading

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Justice in III Isaiah

Day Fourteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Whereas justice in II Isaiah deals with the cost of being faithful to Yahweh and ministering to the poor, the widowed, the orphan, and the powerless, justice in III Isaiah seems to be … Continue reading

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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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