Monthly Archives: December 2015

Walter Russell Mead-Jesus and the failure of the moral approach

Every year around Christmas Walter Russell Mead writes about Jesus at a blog called Via Meadia.  He calls this his Yuletide blog.  He usually teaches and writes about politics and foreign policy, but he is the son of a clergyman and … Continue reading

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Faust on Farms in Ancient Israel

I have been reading a paper by Israeli archeologist, Avraham Faust: The Farmstead in the Highlands of Iron Age II Israel.   Iron Age II would include the late preexilic period in  Samaria and Judah. He has suggestions that illuminate two verses. First, … Continue reading

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On Holy Days and Christmas

From my Facebook feed I see that some Christians are really upset about all the efforts to make Christmas generic.  I prefer to deal with it with some humor as this blogger does. Here is a sample : (BAH stands … Continue reading

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Michael Wyschogrod R.I.P.

Michael Wyschogrod has died.  He was an Orthodox Jew and a theologian who gladly entered into dialogue with Christian theologians.  After Kendall Soulen’s writings introduced me to Wyschogrod,   I read The Body of Faith.  I am sure I didn’t understand … Continue reading

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A meditation on the Song of Zechariah

This Advent season I am offering some meditations that come from the Narrative Lectionary.  The story for next Sunday has to do with the birth of John the Baptist and the reading is the Song of Zechariah. Although the lyrics … Continue reading

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2015 Christmas letter

Mon Dec 7 12:55:50 2015 Here, near the end of 2015, I am thinking of the events that stand out for the Corders. The highlight of this year was that our Kansas City Royals won the World Series. What an … Continue reading

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Scrooge, Puritans and Advent

I love the blog Maggie’s Farm, not because I always agree with the posts and links, but because I share a combined spirituality/sensuality with the authors.  In other words, I appreciate the anti-puritanism. So here is a link about the … Continue reading

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