Archive for ‘December, 2012

Of Dark and Light


I’ve been talking a lot about darkness lately in the midst of a season (the long pre-Christmas season) in which we are beset with all the glitter and lights and canned music that would divert our attention from the dark that prowls just beyond the glitz and glitter. I’ve been talking about the dark because […] Read more »

Of Heresy


Tonight at the Rector’s Forum we will discuss the early councils of the church and how they dealt with the polyphonic points of view that existed in emerging Christianity during the first five centuries of the Common Era. Differing Theologies abounded across the intellectual spectrum from Gnosticism, to Arianism, Apollinarianism and many many others. Heresy […] Read more »

Of Thunder in the Desert


This week’s gospel reading is the familiar account of the appearance of John the Baptist in the Judean desert, here translated wilderness. Luke employs the language of Isaiah, “the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and […] Read more »