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  • 2016 January 24: Greatness

    January 24, 2016 10:30

    This last week as pondered Martin Luther King, Albert Schweitzer and the Saints in general, and this week's Gospel text in which a completely unknown Jesus walks into a synagogue and blasts them out of the pews with His message: "The great prophecies for which you have been waiting for centuries? Ta da! That's ME!" — once again I am brought face to face with the paradoxical relationship between 'greatness/strength' and 'poverty/weakness' which pervades the New Testament. (more )

  • 2016 January 17: Albert Schweitzer

    January 17, 2016 10:30

    Question: What do you get when you combine a medical doctor, a renowned concert organist and musicologist, a significant New Testament scholar, a heaping helping of Mother Theresa, and a Nobel Peace Prize?

    Answer: You get Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), whose birthday was the 14th of this month. (more )

  • 2016 January 3: Mechanical Organs

    January 03, 2016 10:30

    New Years Day in essence celebrates nothing more than the passage of time, climaxing with millions of people watching a really big clock sound midnight (in New York City's Time Square for example). So I thought 'clocks' and a curious connection they have with music might make an appropriate topic for today. (more )

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