March 2012

Intimacy, the Physical and the New Covenant – 5th Sunday in Lent

Behold, the days are coming, says Jehovah, when I will cut a new Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah …  this is the Covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel after those days, says Jehovah: I will put My teachings [TORAH]  in their inward parts, and

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The Magi and Suffering

With all the Good News, joy and peace accented during Christmas, it is a bit of a jolt that immediately following this holiday comes a remembrance of “The Slaughter of the Innocents,” the children two years and under around Bethlehem whom Herod had put to death [Matthew 2:16-18].  It can make one uncomfortable because the

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What Did Herod Understand?

One of the most enigmatic characters in the Ballet of the Heavens is Herod.  As noted previously, when the Persian cavalry (Cataphracti) appeared, as they escorted the Magi, it must have filled him with fear.  Both he and his father had on previous occasions run for their lives from their invasion of Palestine.  But was

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Just One Look – 4th Sunday in Lent

But God, Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) [Ephesians 2:4-5] The Old Testament Lesson [Numbers 21:4-9] presents an extraordinary picture of what St Paul is saying in

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Predicting the Future

The last post identified my disappointment that the heavens did not have an elaborate Sky Ballet for Jesus’ death, but they rather were quite muted in comparison to that first Christmas show.  What had happened to me was that my focus was subtly changing.  The heavens were meant to be a signpost that pointed to

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The Ballet – The Corrective

The tendency is that as we look at the exceptional correlation between the Christmas Sky Ballet with the Bible, we want an encore – in fact, just like with every audience, if the production is really good, we would wish for encore after encore if we could (although I don’t know if that works so

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