The Blessings of Believing | Luke 1:39-45


Today’s Scripture reading: Luke 1:39–45 In Luke 1:39–56, the stories of Elizabeth’s and Mary’s miraculous conceptions intertwine when the two women meet. They are relatives, it turns out, and what could be more natural than family members sharing good news? … Continue reading The Blessings of Believing | Luke 1:39-45

“Trouble at the Inn” by Dina Donohue


Today, in honor of Christ’s birth, I’m posting the second best Christmas story ever told: “Trouble at the Inn” by Dina Donohue. My dad read this almost every year at our church’s Christmas Eve service. Good times! And merry Christmas! ~ George —– For years now whenever Christmas pageants are talked about in a certain little town in the Midwest, someone is sure to mention the name of Wallace Purling. Wally’s performance in one annual production of the Nativity play has slipped into the realm of legend. But the old timers who were in the audience that night never tire … Continue reading “Trouble at the Inn” by Dina Donohue

The World Wide (Religious) Web for Thursday, December 22, 2011


DECEMBER 22: Happy Winter Solstice Day! POT, MEET KETTLE: “The Accidental Universe: Science’s crisis of faith.” That same uncertainty disturbs many physicists who are adjusting to the idea of the multiverse. Not only must we accept that basic properties of our universe are accidental and uncalculable. In addition, we must believe in the existence of many other universes. But we have no conceivable way of observing these other universes and cannot prove their existence. Thus, to explain what we see in the world and in our mental deductions, we must believe in what we cannot prove. Sound familiar? Theologians are … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Thursday, December 22, 2011