October 2017

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The Reformation: 500 Years Later

Here is a link to this week’s readings. [caption id="attachment_18927" align="alignleft" width="200"] Statue of Martin Luther, Wittenberg, Germany.[/caption] Hallowe’en this year will be the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. On that day in 1517, according to what may...

One God or Many One Gods?

Here is a link to this week’s readings. [caption id="attachment_18903" align="alignright" width="199"] Abraham, the Father of Three Monotheistic Faiths. Scene: the binding of Isaac.[/caption] An important transition in Judeo-Christian-Islamic history took place during the Axial Age, when true monotheism appeared on the...

Getting Ready for the Party!

Here is a link to this week’s readings. Do you have a favorite homemade treat? For me, it's devil dogs. My mother used to make devil dogs from scratch that were delicious with a cold glass of milk. I say "used...

Together with the Jews in the Vineyard of the Lord

Here is a link to this week’s readings. The readings this weekend bring us face to face, once again, with notions of supersessionism, the idea that Christianity has replaced Judaism and is the new Chosen People and People of God. I...

The Black Flesh of Christ Crucified

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. [caption id="attachment_18835" align="alignright" width="400"] Photo from https://utsnyc.edu/faculty/james-h-cone/[/caption] With the current social climate in the United States around issues of race, I decided to read James Cone’s award-winning book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree...