Monthly Archives: October 2015

“From ghoulies and ghosties …”

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (V)

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Fifth Movement Words move, music moves / Only in time; but that which is only living / Can only die. Words, after speech, reach / Into the silence. Only by the form, the pattern, /…

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Crucifying Transcendence and the Retreat into Pre-Christian Divinity

Dr Greg Boyd has been writing a fair amount on divine transcendence over at his blog ReKnew: “Rethinking Transcendence,” “Crucifying Transcendence,” and “The Starting Point for ‘Knowing God.’”  Following Harnack and Moltmann, Boyd posits conflict between Hellenistic and Hebraic conceptions … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (IV)

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Fourth Movement Time and the bell have buried the day, The black cloud carries the sun away. Will the sunflower turn to us, will the clematis Stray down, bend to us; tendril and spray Clutch…

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“Certainly there was an Eden …”

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Searching for Our Human Face: Animals in the Eschaton?

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Jesus and the disciples get into a boat to cross the lake. In transit, Jesus sleeps and the wind picks up, a storm rages. This is an intimation of Christ in the tomb, and the … Continue reading

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“His hands were as earth beneath the bread and his voice was as thunder above it”

Our Lord in a desert place changed a few loaves into many, and at Cana turned water into wine. Thus before the time came to give men and women his own body and blood to feed on, he accustomed their … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (III)

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Between the title of the poem and the first line of poety, Eliot has inserted two quotations from the ancient philosopher Heraclitus: οῦ λόγου δὲ ἐόντος ξυνοῦ ζώουσιν οἱ πολλοί ὡς ἰδίαν ἔχοντες φρόνησιν (“although…

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