Monthly Archives: December 2016

Gabriel, Joseph, and Mary

Monday’s Gospel reading, Luke 1:26–38, is a repeat from December 8. It starts with: “10 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, “to a virgin betrothed to a man … Continue reading

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Mars, Aliens, and SETI

I’d love to be talking about unambiguously artificial signals picked up by the Allen Telescope Array, or reports of a ship from beyond the Solar System settling into orbit around our moon. But that hasn’t happened, and probably won’t. Not … Continue reading

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God, Angels, and Belshazzar

I don’t know why encounters with angels,1 and God, aren’t all alike. Sometimes, like Abraham’s meeting with the Almighty and two angels, described in Genesis 18:2, or Habakkuk’s getting airlifted in Daniel 14:33–37, it’s apparently much like meeting another human. … Continue reading

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Jesus and Expectations

Pip’s Christmas doesn’t have much to do with Christmas, or Advent, but I figured this post should have something that looks ‘seasonal.’ “…Blessed is the One Who Takes No Offense at Me” We’ll be hearing Matthew 11:2–11 this morning. The … Continue reading

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