October 29, 2017

As I was driving into Chicago earlier this week for my seminary classes, I marveled at the beautiful aura of autumn that we are blessed with in northwest Indiana. Even though it was raining, the changing colors of leaves (some of which were falling off the trees as I w...

October 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, I stood in awe as a hot mid-day sun in Southern Illinois became little more than a tiny sliver before being completely obscured by the moon.  As day became twilight and lights started blinking on, I stood transfixed by the beauty of the Sun's corona, w...

October 20, 2017

One of the great contemporary Christian writers is Juan Carlos Ortiz.  He is a preacher with an interesting and rather bombastic style.  Originally from Argentina he came to the US and became the pastor to the Latino congregation at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grov...

October 9, 2017

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."

IN ONE RESPECT if in no other this metaphor of Isaiah's is a very relevant one for us and our age because we are also, God knows, a people who walk in darkness. There seems little need to explain. If darkness...

October 2, 2017

This year, the autumnal equinox fell on September 22. On that day, the sun rested above the equator, meaning that there was an equal balance of light and dark, day and night.  Nature pauses on the equinox, poised between leaving behind the extravagant productivity of s...

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