Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pannenberg

I am going to talk about Wolfhart Pannenberg’s An Introduction fo Systematic Theology. Pannenberg is one of the great thinkers of recent years. Some of his books are long and very difficult. This one is just 69 pages and pretty … Continue reading

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I quote myself

In 40 years of speaking publicly most every week, there are some things I have said repeatedly. Some of them are not worth repeating–like most of what I said during the first 20 years. But here are a few of … Continue reading

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Something Has Changed

Edgar Mitchel on Apollo 14 saw the earth hanging in space, a circle of blue and white amid the deathly black of its environment. That vision changed his life. He says, “The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I … Continue reading

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Allison VI

Tomorrow I’ll try to talk about what I think all this means.  Today’s will be my last post about the content of The Silence of Angels. The gospels were a new kind of book. They were about what a man … Continue reading

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Allison V

In his a chapter named, “The Body and Prayer”, Dale Allison discusses wolves and Sumo wrestlers to make the point that bowing one’s head in submission obligates mercy on the part of the other–except among the dishonorable children of Cain.  … Continue reading

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Allison IV

Dale Allison has written a newer book with a similar theme to The Silence of Angels.  It is The Luminous Dusk.  Amazon wants 45 bucks for a new copy of the older book.  But the Kindle edition of The Luminous … Continue reading

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For some, the world ended today

The nightly news report is that the world did not end today. That seems way too confident. The same news reported deaths in traffic, murder, unrest and war.  The newspapers will have the usual obituaries tomorrow.  For those folks , … Continue reading

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Allison III

I am still talking about the book The Silence of Angels. With urbanization and other changes very few of us spend much time under the night sky anymore.  We are asleep when the sun comes up.  We are often inside … Continue reading

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Allison II

In the Silence of Angels we learn that our relationship to the animal kingdom has changed since we have moved indoors and into town.  Now we have pets and stuffed animals.  Meat comes from Krogers or Safeway.  We don’t do … Continue reading

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