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At Christmas

At Christmas

Christmas has always been about hope, about belief in the face of despair. In the dark times of both His first and second comings, Jesus Christ brought hope.  By teaching and example, He gave us directions to a better way of living and how to rise above our tragedies. He explains Who He is and […]

Swedenborg and Spiritualism and Spiritis...

Swedenborg and Spiritualism and Spiritism

One scholar has proposed that  “Swedenborg presents his theology as essentially Christian, and in fact more truly Christian than either Protestantism or Catholicism, as suggested by the title of his last published work, True Christianity. Although he suggests a new direction for Christianity, his theology has much in common with mainstream denominations: He believes in […]

The Ecclesia Experience

The Ecclesia Experience

“In the Greek New Testament [ecclesia] is used for the Church. The evangelists took it from classical Greek, where it means an Assembly. Literally it means ‘CALLED OUT.’ The famous Ecclesia in ancient Athens was a special Assembly of leading citizens, who were summoned or ˜called out” from time to time to decide on urgent […]

Subversive Virginity

Subversive Virginity

from Sarah E. Hinlicky, “Subversive Virginity.” First Things, October 1988, p. 14-16. (Copyright (c) 2000 by First Things) Okay, I’ll admit it: I am twenty-two years old and still a virgin. Not for lack of opportunity, my vanity hastens to add. Had I ever felt unduly burdened by my unfashionable innocence, I could have found […]