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  • October 28, 2012: Reformation Sunday

    October 31, 2012 14:26

    Reflections on "Ein' Feste Burg" Zeitler

    (The remaining music supplied by bagpipes.)

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    The 'Reformation' was about reforming much more than theology: Martin Luther (1483–1546) introduced quite a number of non-theological reforms as well (e.g. priests could marry). Many of his reforms fall under the general category of reducing the gap between the "1%" (the nobility ...

  • October 7, 2012: Grieg, & Bach in the Slammer

    October 07, 2012 22:30

    “Morning Mood” (from Peer Gynt) Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

    Our prelude was composed by Edvard Grieg, a Norwegian composer who whose youthful triumphs so boosted national morale that the Norwegian government awarded him a state pension in 1874—at age twenty-nine. (more )

  • 2012 September 30: Why Preludes?

    September 30, 2012 10:30

    Plato (c.424-348 B.C.E.) said that there were three Primary Virtues: Truth, Goodness and Beauty, and all other virtues derive from these. Many philosophers and theologians since Plato have found this idea useful. ’Truth’ would apply to mathematics, philosophy and theology as well as ’mundane’ (from the Latin word ’mundus’ — ’the world’) truth like history and science. ‘Goodness’ is how we treat each other, and ‘Beauty’ is, well, Beauty. Clearly these are also primary attributes of God. (more )

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