She is Worshiped and Glorified

It is amazing the difference one pronoun can make. Last Sunday after our service one of you came to me with a question. We were using the Nicene Creed last week. (We will be using the Apostle’s Creed now until the end of November.) In that version of the Nicene Creed when we confessed to “… believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, we continued with these words, “He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets.” The question was, “Why does the Holy Spirit have to be a “he.” You might argue that the first person of the trinity, God the father, is a “he” because fathers are “he’s.” And the second person of the trinity, Jesus Christ, was male. But th

New Age Christians

The last time we went to the Smithsonian art museum we saw a Claus Oldenburg sculpture suspended from the ceiling. It was a 5-foot in diameter meatball. Beside it was a 20-foot long fork. The museum informed visitors that his sculpture was “post-modern.” Now, if modern is supposed to be the most up-to-date thing there is, how is something “post-modern.” Yes, I understand that post-modernism is a convoluted “new” philosophy which questions absolute truth, but I am just bothered by the word. Everybody thinks they are living in the “new age.” When the industrial revolution started folks thought they were living in the “new age.” The Renaissance before that was supposed to be the “new age

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