Monthly Archives: September 2009

Tongues of Fire

This past Sunday, the Revised Common Lectionary brought us into the only piece of wisdom literature in the New Testament, the Epistle of James.  I’ve been quite a fan of the letter since my first encounter with it, so I was happy to see the first twelve verses of its third chapter come up to be read aloud for some many at the same time.  And, given the current state of our public discourse, it seems to have been quite apropos. Continue reading

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Is this idolatrous?

So, I happened upon what seems to me to be a rather strange Christian creed recently.  It’s actually the creed of an institute of higher learning (I did not know institutes for learning – even those with religious affiliations – had such creeds), and the full text of it can be found here. Continue reading


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