I chased them furiously. The two teenage boys crazily ran down the stairs as if they were being chased by a wolf. Being caught finally, the younger one cried, “Bayram, bayram!” The older one gave up fleeing, stopped, and looked back in disbelief. Approaching me, he muttered the same thing, “Bayram, bayram.” I was too … Continue reading That Scary Middle-Aged Asian Man
Knowing God versus Knowing about God
"We come back, then, to where we started. The question is not whether we are good at theology or 'balanced' (horrible, self-conscious word!) in our approach to problems of Christian living. The question is, can we say, simply, honestly, not because we feel that as evangelicals we ought to, but because it is a plain … Continue reading Knowing God versus Knowing about God
Recently I came across an interesting sermon by rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl at the Central Synagogue in New York city, titled “Jewish Pride: Live Up to Your Name” (preached on September 26, 2022). You can watch it below, or you can read the entire transcript here. https://youtu.be/wUGIztK1A_w The thesis of her sermon is this: Stop … Continue reading Jewish Pride?
Claiming To Be Wise, They Became Foolish
In late November, Cambridge researcher Joshua Heath delivered a disgusting "sermon" at Trinity College, which left many worshipers in shock. I do not have access to his full script. But according to Daily Mail and The Economic Times, Heath suggested that Christ had had a trans body. One of the pieces of the evidence he … Continue reading Claiming To Be Wise, They Became Foolish
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)