Monthly Archives: September 2012

Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot


Israel is much in the news today.  Judaism has just celebrated its holiest day, Yom Kippur, and now enters into a holiday.  Most Americans know very little about Judaism, except what they might have picked up in Sunday School or … Continue reading

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Willow Creek’s ‘Huge Shift’


Influential megachurch moves away from seeker-sensitive services. Matt Branaugh                                                     photo – 2010 Christmas service After modeling a seeker-sensitive approach to church growth for three decades, Willow Creek Community Church now plans to gear its weekend services toward mature believers … Continue reading

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YOM KIPPUR, DAY OF ATONEMENT


Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year for Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, … Continue reading

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Was Neville Chamberlain right?


I had been thinking about a blog dealing with this same topic.  Then I found this article and learned others were also coming to the same conclusions that occurred to me. We are blessed by having an eye on history … Continue reading

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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ―    C.S. Lewis

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DOGS AND CATS– A CLASHING VIEW OF THINGS


Somehow this description of a dog’s and cat’s view of their place in their abode reminds me of our current Presidential campaign.  You are welcome to assign which political party is which. For my apolitical and my foreign readers, this … Continue reading

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SUPERBUG ENCOUNTERS INCREASING


  This article hits very close to home;  We took our younger daughter to the National Institutes of Health in Washington, referred by her specialist, looking for information and seeking help. This superbug highlights an increasing medical problem.  Various bugs … Continue reading

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Chipping away at the various tax breaks and privileges the church has enjoyed for centuries


This has been inevitable. While this is in Europe, we can be sure similar efforts will also happen in North America. Money drives an ever increasing number of governmental efforts to strengthen their treasuries. Fr. Orthohippo September 14, 2012 Alcala … Continue reading

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Angry God haters…


Angry God haters… This also requires little comment.  Just a report on one intolerant group. Fr. Orthohippo American Atheists have filed a suit against the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation because the WTCMF is displaying a cross formed from some … Continue reading

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WHAT $288,000,000 CAN BUY – OH JOY


As far as I have seen, both sides, liberal and conservative, remember and talk about this as much as the other side.  Of course, they have totally different reasons as to why they remember it.  But it does show what … Continue reading

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