Tag Archives: Theology

The Restless Spirit, Again


St. Paul urges us, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” This is never an easy walk. The Spirit goes where it wills. That is its nature. It seeks out what is new, different, … Continue reading

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Bowls of Wrath


Chapter 16 of the Apocalypse appears to be another liturgical drama acted out in the church. It ends with a theophany, something that may resemble the enthronement of the divine. But this interpretation may be as controversial as the chapter … Continue reading

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The Return of the Divine


After the brief intermission the seventh trumpet sounds. The scene is again in heaven, reminding us of the earlier worship scenes in chapter 4. One group proclaims the victory of the Kingdom of God, reclaiming all creation, and placing it … Continue reading

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New Dawn


I ventured into St. John, chapter 1 this morning. There I read of the meeting of Nathanael and Jesus. Nathanael is thought to be the Bartholomew of the Synoptics, but he may also be Matthew, who is not mentioned in John, since … Continue reading

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Sabbath Holiness


“Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.” Again ancient words reach us at a time, at once contemporary and post-modern, the fracturing and the integrating, in which the need to remember crashes in upon an actively diverting mind. That … Continue reading

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