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On Tragedy: Abrahamic, Ancient Greek and Modern Horizons

The term “tragedy” and “tragic” are bandied about in many contexts, but what exactly is it about a situation that makes it tragic? I want to suggest that the everyday use of the word tragic within developed European and North American societies is deeply out of step with the Shakespearean understanding of tragedy and more in line with the way that tragedy is understood in Ancient Greek drama.  1,081 more words


God & Free Will

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ~Mark Twain

One of the timeless questions of religion and philosophy is whether man has free will. 1,724 more words


Judge With Righteous Judgment

“Judge not lest you be judged,” is a favorite quote of unbelievers. They delight in hurling them at Christians during an argument. And all too often, these words have exactly the effect intended, that is to reduce the Christian is reduced to silence. 1,529 more words


Death Is A Real Enemy

One of my co-workers recently passed away, far too young and with too much vigor left in him. It reminds me again that death is a real enemy. 644 more words


Take Up Your Cross and Follow!

By the Rev. Darren Miner

Lectionary Reading

“Get behind me, Satan!” and “Let them take up their cross!”—these are the two standout phrases from today’s Gospel. 1,252 more words


The Immanuel Prophecy

by Pete Righter

Overview: The date: 735 BC.

Israel, aka “Ephraim” (consisting of the northern ten tribes of Israel, i.e. the “Northern Kingdom”) and Judah – aka “The House of David,” or the “Southern Kingdom” – consisting of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin – were at war with each other. 1,295 more words


Culture Experience: Messianic Jewish

Before you get the wrong idea, let me define a few terms.

Orthodox Jew-
a Jew who adheres faithfully to the principles and practices of traditional Judaism as evidenced chiefly by a devotion to and study of the Torah, daily synagogue attendance if possible, and strict observance of the Sabbath, religious festivals, holy days, and the dietary laws. 615 more words

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