Archive for December, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

To the few who read my blog regularly, and to those who read it occasionally, and to the others who happen to have stumbled across it, I wish you all Merry Christmas! Yes, it is the eve of the new year, and yes much of the Western World has moved on. Nevertheless I want to [...]

Mary’s Song

Monday, December 24th, 2007

There is something about Mary’s song that gets to me. She was a young Jewish girl, a marginalized person within a marginalized culture, who after a few months of contemplating her encounter with an angel, and who after receiving prophetic words from her cousin, responds with a prophetic song that powerfully expresses the future ministry [...]

Giving and Receiving

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Currently, I am seeing that God freely gives, and that none of what he gives is in the least contingent upon who we are or what we do. I am also seeing that what God most earnestly desires to give is his very own life. However, I also see that we cannot receive what he [...]

The Value of Advent

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

As I previously mentioned, it is now Advent, the first season of the liturgical year, which is the way that Xians divide time and orient it upon the story of Christ. In thinking further about this, I made a connection to Reinhold Niebuhr’ theological anthropology, in which humans are rendered as both the creators and [...]

Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 7th, 2007

The new year has arrived! No, I am not a little early in my declaration, neither am I overly eager for January 1st to arrive. Rather, I am speaking of Advent, the season of the liturgical calendar when Xians prepare themselves for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Beginning December 2nd, many Xians, all over the [...]