Ken Malcolm

Spirit and Fire

Throughout the Advent season our Sunday lectionary readings are full of images of darkness, smoke, and fire. They always take my mind to a dark place and I have to remind myself that these apocalyptic images are not about the end of the world rather they are about the renewal of all things. Luke even […]

Albert Schweitzer

Endings, Beginnings, and Advent Hope

By Dr. Gregory Allen Robbins Last summer I began preparing for a continuing education course I would teach for three weeks in September for the University of Denver’s Enrichment Program for life-long learners. The course would be focused on the life and work of Albert Schweitzer. September 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of his death. Born […]

Ken Malcolm

Prophets

There is nothing really warm and fuzzy about Prophets is there? Prophets tend to come along when established powers have run their course, when the present reality is so divorced from God’s intention for Creation that it demands a new voice. And usually those new voices proclaim the unthinkable to those in power. Prophets don’t […]

Ken Malcolm

Perfection of God

Meister Eckhart was a 13th century medieval theologian, philosopher and mystic. He wrote at the height of the scholasticism movement and applied its rigorous logic to a mystical view of God. Eckhart believed we have the capacity in our souls for taking in the nearness and presence of God. As you might imagine the Vatican […]

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Beware of the Grinch!

One of my favorite books as a child was Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I still read it with my boys and of course we own the 1966 cartoon. It is on the short list of must see TV! Remember, the Grinch cannot stand all the singing and merriment going on down the […]