Holidays: 8 Facts About Angels

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? While I am no angelologist (yes, there is such a thing), I was thinking of angels over the past couple of days and their relation to Christmas. They are sung of often in Christmas Carols like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels We Have Heard On High.” They feature…

Sephardim

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The story goes like this. Nebuchadnezzar destroys Jerusalem and devastates the tiny nation of Israel. The people flee. Many from the house of King David land in Iberia. They establish for themselves a life and begin to blend with the others who found their way to this historic peninsula. The Arabs,…

Perfect Theology: Entertaining Angels?

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For decades I have enjoyed toying with the idea that those mysterious, invisible, multi-dimensional beings called angels look upon men with curiosity. I have wide-eyed wonder to think that perhaps I have entertained them without knowing it. I speak here specifically of that verse in Hebrews 13:2. But what is this…

Holidays: The First Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving approaching, many of us grow nostalgic. Images of Thanksgivings past come to the forefront. Maybe we think of the Macy’s parade, of turkey dinner, or even sitting around with the men watching the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins. Maybe we had special times with family and loved ones. Time off…