February 2018

Years ago a middle-aged woman interrupted my work-out at the health club with a theological question.  She did not give her name, but she did indicate that she knew I was a pastor.  This took me by surprise because I had always felt somewhat incognito at the health club.  I … Continue Reading

January 2018

The Omen In one section of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo painted the figures of the Hebrew prophets who foretold the coming of Christ.  Among them, he included a pagan Roman “witch”, the Cumaean Sibyl.  The reason for her inclusion is told in this ancient legend. One winter evening about … Continue Reading