Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Talking Pew: Jesus the Tax Collector? The Mighty General?

By The Talking Pew Caesar Augustus believes himself to be a powerful man. And maybe he is. He has ordered that the “entire world” be registered and taxed, and he’s got the armies of soldiers and legions of tax collectors to make that happen. Meanwhile, some folks with very little power indeed – shepherds who [...]

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The Top Ten Religion Stories of 2011

Here’s a press release from the Religion Newswriters Association, which votes on the year’s No. 1 religion story each year. COLUMBIA, MO—The death of Osama bin Laden—which spurred discussions among people of faith on issues of forgiveness, peace, justice and retribution was voted the No. 1 Religion Story of 2011 by the nation’s leading religion journalists. The [...]

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It’s Not the God Particle — Really, Truly, Honest to God

Are the physicists meeting so excitedly at the CERN research center near Geneva about to put their finger on God? The word from Switzerland is that the Higgs boson  particle might be uncovered/discovered/captured any minute now. Some say that the particle holds the deepest secrets of the Universe, which is why some people call it the God Particle. Others [...]

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GodsBigBlog: Walking, Talking — and Limping

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’ll be walking, walking, walking with a friend on a high ridge tomorrow. Not getting in shape for anything. Just the pleasure of walking and doing a lot of talking as is my wont, which is why I’m known as The Talking Pew in some circles. However, and this is a [...]

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The Talking Pew: My Soul Proclaims – Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

“And Mary said, ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord . . . ’” Luke 1:46 “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him . . . ” John 1:6  By Barbara Falconer Newhall [...]

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