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Messages from Our Pastor2021-11-22T08:59:55-07:00

September 2022

This is a thylacine. It’s also called a Tasmanian tiger or a Tasmanian wolf, but it’s neither tiger nor wolf at all, but a marsupial carnivore much more closely related to the kangaroo and the Tasmanian devil. It lived in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania a long time ago, but in more recent times was [...]

Thursday, September 1, 2022|

August 2022

In recent years, as archeology has uncovered more information about ancient Greece, artists and museums have begun displaying reproductions of famous sculptures the way the ancients saw them. They were painted in vibrant colors, almost surreal. They’re jarring to modern eyes. We’re used to seeing those white marble statues [...]

Tuesday, July 26, 2022|

July 2022

Basileia tou Theou is an important and nearly impossible-to-render phrase in the gospels. It’s usually translated in English as kingdom of God. More recently, it is sometimes reign of God, but both are probably too limited and/or inaccessible. Basileia tou Theou is more event than location, more experiential than [...]

Wednesday, June 29, 2022|

June 2022

At the center of our galaxy is a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*. It’s located near the Butterfly Cluster, an open cluster of stars. Of course, it only looks like a butterfly from our perspective here on earth, since all those stars are nowhere near one another in reality. [...]

Wednesday, June 1, 2022|

May 2022

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front ~ Wendell Berry, 1973 Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be [...]

Sunday, May 1, 2022|
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