Category Religion

Under The Munster

There are a lot of important people buried in the Basel Munster (Minster in English – the large former Roman Catholic cathedral). Doctors, physicians, politicians and others who obviously had some status in society. I didn’t recognize any names, other than Erasmus. And I had no idea how he got from Rotterdam to Basel – […]

Testament of Time

I understand why this piece, originally published in February 2015, was popular in 2019. There has been a movement in Turkey for a number of years to convert the Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque and it seemed there was increased talk of that this past year. This was the second-most read post […]

Stoning Revisited

As we count down the 10 most popular posts here in 2019, the one in the eighth slot was  one of only two actually from the year.   The outrage seems a little contrived to me. Or maybe it was a slow news day The headline said Brunei, a small southeast Asian nation, was implementing the […]

Wisdom From Beyond the Grave

The post that was the ninth most viewed here in 2019 was a book review of a new work from a theologian who died in 1963. You would have thought that after more than 50 years all of his works would have been published already, but apparently that was not the case.    I think […]

Christmas Eve 2019

No Santa coming by sleigh to my house today. That’s a tradition we don’t observe. No chestnuts roasting by an open fire either – no fireplace available. Last minute shopping? Possibly – we’re low on milk and the stores are closed Christmas Day. The stores will be closing early, allowing employees to spend the evening […]

Skywalker Rising

I liked the ending. Somehow it seemed fitting. I could have done with a little less action though – it seemed like one light-sabre battle after another, to the point they all seemed the same. And, spoiler alert, you know the good guys are going to win. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings to […]

An Advent Prayer

This was in my in box when I woke up yesterday morning. It resonated with me, so I thought I would pass it on today.