Let There Be Light!

  I am convinced that the “Oh first created beam!” chorus in Handel’s Samson not only equals, but surpasses the “Hallelujah Chorus.”  The binding of wisdom in the expression of light is an antiphonal theme in the Creation and Incarnation.    In Creation, light is the expression of God’s treasury of knowledge and wisdom, namely Christ. … Continue reading Let There Be Light!

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Wisdom’s Treasures: Harriet Tubman–Humility and Hope in History

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” –I Corinthians 1:27     We live in the age of materialistic positivism, and age which has discovered and harnessed, to a fault, the technology to build not one, but many… Continue reading Wisdom’s Treasures: Harriet Tubman–Humility and Hope in History

Tribalism

I’ve been reading Noel Rae’s The Great Stain, Elif Shafak’s Island of Missing Trees and The Bastard of Istanbul, and beginning to whet my mind on some of Zymgunt Bauman’s writing on ethics (which resonates powerfully with Charles Taylor’s, Hannah Arendt’s, and Miraslov Volf’s respective works). Then I ran into this article on Tribalism: https://en.unesco.org/courier/2017-october-december/philosophy-versus-tribalism.… Continue reading Tribalism

The Second Garden Scene

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ​‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”  –Jn 20:17      A man and a woman in the garden.  The Scripture begins… Continue reading The Second Garden Scene

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Fields of Gold (Part I)

“Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields…There I will give you my love.”  –Song of Songs 7:11-12 “Therefore we will not fear…Be still and know that I am God.”  –Psalm 46    There was a glimpse of sanity in the 80s, imagery in song that recalled golden fields, labor and love, and… Continue reading Fields of Gold (Part I)

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Patriarchal History and the Gender Cold War

   Gender consciousness has receded behind race consciousness in the past two years due to the George Floyd incident, but it is still a salient issue.  Indeed, it is more pervasive, since it spans across race, ethnicity, and culture.  Between divorce statistics, radical feminist calls to ‘freedom,’ a resentful implosion of male identity, and the hermaphroditic… Continue reading Patriarchal History and the Gender Cold War