Archive for ‘December, 2009

Of Darkness and Deliverance


We approach the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year. In ancient ritual, in cultures around the planet, at the Winter Solstice, worshipers would encircle a fire and bid their God to descend from the darkness beyond into their midst…fire inviting fire, of like mind, to enlighten the dark. The dating of Christmas in […] Read more »

Of Love’s Strategy


I’ve been reading a compendium of essays by Johann Baptist Metz, a Roman Catholic theologian of the twentieth century, entitled Love’s Strategy. First and foremost in Metz’s mind is the reality that the coming of the Christ is the coming of Love, the Love of God made manifest in earth, in the warp and woof […] Read more »