This is a series of repost for Easter from Melito of Sardis. What more can I add here? Components of the Mystery of the Passover (46-71) 1. The Passover (46-47a) 46. Now that you have heard the explanation of the type and of that which corresponds to it, hear also what goes into making up […]
I am reposting Melito for Easter. I have posted on Melito some before, and find myself returning to him for a bit especially his homily on the Passover. He provides us with an accurate manner in using the Old Testament, and it is an example that is well served for the past few millenia. He […]
This week, I am going back through my old posts on Melito of Sardis. So, here we go, a bit more from his Passover Homily.
In celebration of this Easter, I am reposting several of my posts on Melito of Sardis. In my opinion, he doesn’t get enough attention in the early Christological debates of the 3rd and 4th centuries. The facts are collected, but the comments on Melito are mine.
I want to draw attention to a fascinating little article on CNN Belief written by psychological anthropologist and juxtaposing hearing the voice of God with hearing voices associated with mental illness. The key to the article is the fact that voices associated with mental illness tend to be “insults, sneers and contemptuous jibes” and that is […]
This is a long standing repost. I hope to visit it later to clean it up, etc… Sundown approaches, darkness will cover the earth, and Hanukkah will being – it promises to be a bitterly cold night in some parts of the United States and moderately cool in Jerusalem. Here is song (and if you […]
For those who believe that the Bible does not contain thoughts on social justice, has never read it. (Read Amos). I spent three years with the coal mining union as their community organizer, meeting pastors and other ministers in a bid to attain a more fair system of organizing – and I have come to […]
So, recently in NZ a well known (supposedly) replacement theologian, Stephen Sizer came and spoke at Laidlaw College (http://www.laidlaw.ac.nz). The video of the event is available here: http://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/latest-news/israel-and-the-last-days-what-does-the-bible-say-video-now-available Now, I havent seen the videos nor do I know (or really care) what Sizer actually says, but what I do care about is the response […]
Last night I was talking to a man after men’s group. He was sharing with me his story of the mess that was left behind from his fathers death and how he hadn’t left a written will. He then told me that he was in the process of writing his own will and setting things […]
27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 (NIV) 1This is the written account of Adam’s family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed […]