Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mary’s Unexpected Christmas

Text: Luke 1:26-38 Advertisements

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The Terror of Goodness

Recently in one of the classes I taught we talked about (among other things) how hard it is in literature and in movies to portray goodness.  This is not to say that there are no good characters, but getting across … Continue reading

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Virgin Born

“When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18).  Of the many theological implications of the virgin birth, my favorite (can one have … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe in Math

Suppose someone went around saying, “I just can’t believe in math because there are so many wrong answers to equations out there.  I look around and see people writing ‘2+2=5’ or ‘2+2=3’ and I wonder, how can there be math … Continue reading

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How to Anger English Majors

I love languages.  I specialize in the “dead” languages of Greece and Rome.  But the history and development of languages has always fascinated me.  I was hooked the first moment I heard about Indo-European (which was first hypothesized by William … Continue reading

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