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Space Aliens: Perceptions, Assumptions

Throughout the ages, Saints and sages have pondered the big questions. Who are we? What are we? Why are our lives so messed up? Storytellers and movie makers — these groups overlap — also reflect on human nature from time … Continue reading

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Pentheus, Pwyll and Pan Twardowski: Fairly Faustian

(Marguerite’s garden in Gounod’s “Faust,” set design by Édouard Desplechin. (1859)) Christopher Marlowe based his “Dr. Faustus” on Germany’s Faust legend, which was in turn inspired by Johann Georg Faust’s reputation. And on J. G. Faust’s abrupt death in 1520, … Continue reading

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Ghosts?

Whether or not I believe in ghosts depends on what’s meant by “believe in” and “ghosts.” And how I see myself, for that matter. I’ll be talking about ghosts and why I think seances are a bad idea. Also, briefly, … Continue reading

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“Do Not be Afraid”

4th Sunday of Advent: 2 Samuel 7:1–5, 8b-12, 14a-16 Romans 16:25–27 Luke 1:26–38 (Advent?? This post is late.) 4th Sunday of Advent, 2017 By Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas December 24, 2017 Good! Now try to imagine yourself describing the scene … Continue reading

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