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Lent 07: Day 7

 William  February 28, 2007  0 Comments on Lent 07: Day 7

After yesterday’s post, which was awash in the rapture of agape, it time to take a step back and apply the balancing perspective. One reader, March, left the following comment. So…is agape giving anytime we are asked? I fall so…

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Lent 07: Day 6

 William  February 27, 2007  1 Comment on Lent 07: Day 6

The thing that scares people about love, especially the agape kind, is that it makes you vulnerable, it makes demands. For the Son, it led to the incarnation and the cross and one of his most difficult commands was for…

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Lent 07: Day 5

 William  February 26, 2007  2 Comments on Lent 07: Day 5

After writing on the fourth form of love, agape/agapao for the last seventy-five minutes, I just accidentally deleted the post. So I will have to start again. Such is Lent and agape. God has his reasons. I could go again…

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Lent 07: Day 4S

 William  February 25, 2007  0 Comments on Lent 07: Day 4S

In case you were wondering, Sundays are not officially part of Lent. That is why today’s posting is listed as 4S; it is not yet the fifth day of Lent and it is Sunday. That said, let us move on…

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Lent 07: Day 4

 William  February 24, 2007  0 Comments on Lent 07: Day 4

Yesterday we set the parameters of our discussion, at least relating to the Word. Today we begin looking in depth at the four word in Greek used for love: agapao-agape, eros, philios, and storge. Our concentration will be on the…

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Lent 07: Day 2

 William  February 22, 2007  0 Comments on Lent 07: Day 2

We are off to a good start, that is, if like me, you believe that death is a loving gift from a caring Father. Where we will end up as we progress on this journey, only our Father knows, but…

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Ash Wednesday 2007

 William  February 21, 2007  0 Comments on Ash Wednesday 2007

Today begins another season of Lent, a discipline the Christian Church has been observing for approximately 1700 years. You may want to read my previous postings on its personal specifics (Ash Wednesday 2006) or its symbolism (Ash Wednesday [2005]). This…

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Fat Tuesday

 William  February 20, 2007  1 Comment on Fat Tuesday

In the liturgical Christian world, today has several names: Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, which many people know by its French translation, especially in New Orleans and the Gulf region, of Mardi Gras. It is the day before the beginning…

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In Praise of Love

 William  February 14, 2007  0 Comments on In Praise of Love

Today, in the Western World, our culture celebrates Saint Valentine’s Day, though the Saint portion was discarded long ago–too religious by half, and not in keeping with some of the modern uses the holiday is put to. However, the real…

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Paradoxes and Other Interestings Aspects of the Christian Faith

 William  January 15, 2007  1 Comment on Paradoxes and Other Interestings Aspects of the Christian Faith

One of the more interesting aspects of the Christian faith for me is how much of what we are called to live out in our lives of discipleship is paradoxical. A paradox is an apparently contradictory statement that still may…

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