Sermon: Jesus Heals a Woman on the Sabbath (Luke 13:10-17)

INTRODUCTION One of the most exceptional New Testament writers is, of course, Paul the Apostle. He wrote fourteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. That’s just incredible. However, Paul isn’t the one who wrote the longest book of the New Testament. It’s Luke. The Gospel of Luke is the longest book, the book … Continue reading Sermon: Jesus Heals a Woman on the Sabbath (Luke 13:10-17)

García and Miralles, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life (2016)

García, Héctor, and Francesc Miralles. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. New York: Penguin, 2016. Hard Cover. 198 pages. $27.50. This is a book about an aspect of Japanese culture written by non-Japanese authors. Although one of them (García) does hold Japanese citizenship, this book is an interesting description of Japan … Continue reading García and Miralles, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life (2016)

Vivaldi, Concerto No. 4 “Winter” (RV 297): 1st Movement (Allegro non molto in F Minor)

https://youtu.be/UWg5ugyMjIc It's that time of year when you listen to Vivaldi's concerto "Winter." It still amazes me (and probably many others) how a mere human being can construe the beauty of four seasons in such a masterfully aesthetic and metaphorically compact way. Antonio Vivaldi (1678−1741) was a Baroque musician and he wrote The Four Seasons … Continue reading Vivaldi, Concerto No. 4 “Winter” (RV 297): 1st Movement (Allegro non molto in F Minor)