Category Archives: Bible

October 5th 12:27 pm (or) Calling it

October 5 12:27 Republished from 2017-10-27. Allow me to provide a little context. It was a Wednesday “Bible study” series focusing on the psalms. The first half of each one hour meeting focused on a chapter in¬†Reflections on the Psalms … Continue reading

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When good and intelligent people say stupid things

This will probably be a rather unfocused post. Something that has surprised me over the last few years is how often I see otherwise good and intelligent people say or write things that are – to be perfectly blunt – … Continue reading

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They were from Bethlehem – full stop

For years I have habitually merged the birth narrative in Matthew with the birth narrative in Luke. I have in mind the geography of the birth narratives. Matthew basically tells us Jesus was born in Bethlehem. An angel appeared to … Continue reading

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REPOSTED = Brad Schaefer – Michael Molnar and the Star of Bethlehem

(Reposted from October¬†2014.) A wonderful young man who grew up in this parish and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies (and postdoc?) in Astronomy at Louisiana State University let me know about a special seminar yesterday. Professor Brad Schaefer (whose … Continue reading

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