Daily Archives: December 19, 2006

Bible Timeline, Part Three

I got tired of not having the third installment of my biblical timeline posted, so I posted it. There is still some work to do, but at least it’s up there. I’ll also be gathering together my recent posts on … Continue reading

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William Willimon Has a Blog!

Check out his Christmas meditation. Christians don?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t know that God is sovereign, noble, exalted, absolute, high and lifted up. We know that God is in the world, with us, for us, Immanuel. Jesus is a prophet, but prophets, even the … Continue reading

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Thanks to All the Little People Who Made This Possible

I’ve been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year. (And so have you.) I’ll shortly be adding this completely unforeseen honor to my curriculum vitae. (And so should you.) Helen: Dash… this is the third time this year you’ve been … Continue reading

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On Cooking and Prayer

I have occasionally compared liturgical worship with ballroom dancing?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùuntil you’ve had a fair bit of practice, you feel awkward and self-conscious doing it. The Velveteen Rabbi introduces me to another great metaphor: cooking. Tinkering with the liturgy can create amazing … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Mary: Mary in the Magnificat 2

Alas, deadlines and holiday preparations impinge, so this week’s “Tuesdays with Mary” will be in the form of a brief nod to some recent posts on the Magnificat. Scot McKnight wishes us a Magnificat kind of Christmas (part two; part … Continue reading

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When Was Jesus Born? Clement of Alexandria

The earliest known discussion of the calendar date of Jesus’ birth comes from Clement of Alexandria (Stromata 1:21), who writes: “From the birth of Christ, therefore, to the death of Commodus are, in all, a hundred and ninety-four years, one … Continue reading

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