If Samuel can anoint a new king while the old king is still firmly and violently holding on to the throne, and if Jesus can heal a man who was born blind with mud, then each of us can be anointed in unorthodox ways for the challenges we face.
Last week I spent a few days in the city of Edmonton to attend the final gathering of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. I had attended a previous gathering in Montreal a year ago and for almost two years I have sat on a committee that has been discussing how to bring the issues that
I couldn’t narrow my thoughts about this book to one blog post, so this is second of a two-part review of “Jesus Feminist” by Sara Bessey. One of the great things about running a blog is that I get to declare decisions that I would have made, even though I am in no position to
I couldn’t narrow my thoughts about this book to one blog post, so this is first of a two-part review of “Jesus Feminist” by Sara Bessey. Sarah Bessey is someone that I follow with a great deal of interest, for a variety of reasons. First, she embodies a lot of the ways I see myself.
Today’s Santa Claus comes from kit #4889 and can be viewed/ordered here. Some would argue that Santa Claus doesn’t belong with the Nativity set. I read a valid point this week that if we put Santa and baby Jesus side by side as equally worthwhile symbols of Christmas, then when children grow older and realize
Today’s lantern is from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. On the second day of reading about Jesus as the light come into the world, we get the only electric piece in the set, a cute little lantern with an auto shut-off. The light even flickers like a lamp would. Day 22 – John
Today’s wise man is part of Playmobil set #4886 and can be viewed/ordered here. Finally, all three wise men are present. Of course we set them up for the time when they realize that there is no mention anywhere of specifically how many were in the party of the Magi, but each king brings a different
Today’s wise man is part of Playmobil set #4886 and can be viewed/ordered here. Today we met a second wise man, with a second different kind of gift, and representing a second different race. Day 20 – Matthew 2: 7-12 (TNIV) 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time
Today’s wise man and fully stocked camel are part of Playmobil set #4886 and can be viewed/ordered here. Playmobil has once again demonstrated their theological astuteness by making the wise men a separate package. It might even be smart of me to not bring them out until after Christmas or even to hold off on buying
Yesterday’s second smaller angel is part of Playmobil set #4889 and can be viewed/ordered here. Each angel in our set is assigned to a particular group of other characters. The first large angel speaks to Mary and Joseph. The first small angel speaks to the shepherds and second angel speaks to the wise men who