Monthly Archives: June 2019

“Something is over. In the deepest levels of my existence something is finished, done. My life is divided into before and after”

The world looks different now. The pinks have become purple, the yellows brown. Mountains now wear crosses on their slopes. … Something is over. In the deepest levels of my existence something is finished, done. My life is divided into … Continue reading

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“Death has picked him out, not love. Death has made him special”

Was he special? Did I love him more—more than his sister and brothers? When they see my tears, do they think I loved him more? I visualize the appallingly cruel choice with which Hitler’s henchmen faced Jewish parents: select one … Continue reading

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“What is it that makes the death of a child so indescribably painful?”

What is it that makes the death of a child so indescribably painful? I buried my father and that was hard. But nothing at all like this. One expects to bury one’s parents; one doesn’t expect–not in our day and … Continue reading

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Funeral Homily for Aaron Edward Kimel

Delivered by his father 22 June 2012 In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Introduction Not once have I ever entertained the possibility that I would ever find myself in this moment, preaching … Continue reading

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Wolfhart Pannenberg: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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Wheels Within Wheels: The First Vision of Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1 The vision of cherubim and divine throne is fantastic, bizarre, bewildering (Ezek 1:4-28). A theophanic storm draws near. Clearly we are to think back on the divine manifesta­tions to the twelve tribes of Israel, both on Mt Sinai … Continue reading

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Visioning Ezekiel with Robert W. Jenson

Chris Green’s introduction to the theology of Robert W. Jenson, The End is Music, persuaded me to finally begin rereading the Book of Ezekiel, accompanied by Jenson’s Brazos commentary, shockingly titled Ezekiel. I’m embar­rassed to admit that I have not … Continue reading

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John Behr: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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