The Blueprint For Everything

So I just finished Cynthia Bourgeault's book, The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Bourgealt's teaching is one of those profound truths that, when encountered, pulls the student simultaneously backwards in lament for not having seen it before and forward into the endless possibilities of the truth lived out…

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εὔσπλαγχνος- Lost in translation

In this week's readings, we find ourselves in Ephesians 4, listening to Paul's encouragement in "Christian Living" (as the inspired sub-heading tells us.) As we are discussing the finer theological merits of the passage, one person speaks out and asks, "What does that word 'tenderhearted' mean in the Greek?" 32 and be kind to one another,…

Climbing Trees

This week's gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary comes from Luke 19. Those of us with the unique pleasure of attending a Vacation Bible School will immediately start singing the song. "Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he!" Geez! Can you imagine if Zacchaeus was around to hear this song?…

Sin and the Man Born Blind

Sin. Man, that is a nasty looking word. I could barely type it before loads of baggage started tumbling out from my past. We often think of sin as performing morally evil actions, such as lying or taking that extra cookie from the jar without our grandmother noticing (though I just learned the other day that…