Sunday of the Blind Man

Sunday was the Sunday of the Blind Man for the Orthodox. Found in John 9, it’s one of the longest and most detailed stories in the Gospels, which creates a challenge. The length, detail, and nuance in the story make it easy to miss the various points. The reader tends to get caught up in …

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Thoughts on Trinity Sunday

I became fascinated with the Babylonian creation stories many years ago. The two original deities, Tiamat, the feminine god of chaos (or salt water, or the ocean, which is the embodiment of chaos), and her consort, Apsu, the masculine god who is very mysterious and unknowable, but was probably the god of fresh water, and …

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