Tag Archives: lent

A Case of the Mondays

I understand that the day before yesterday was Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. Well, at least that’s what an advertising campaign from a British travel agency called Sky Travel says. There was some nonsensical equation used to … Continue reading

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Season Cycle Moving Round and Round

Yesterday was the vernal equinox, and hence the official start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, at least according to a lot of calendars. Mind you, since temperatures have been fluctuating wildly in these parts as of late, it’s hard … Continue reading

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It Don’t Mean a Thingli If It Ain’t Got That Zwingli

I’ve already written about Martin Luther, and I’m sure I’ll get to John Calvin in due course (quite possibly next week), but today I’m focusing on the Protestant reformer who doesn’t get as much attention, perhaps because his name is … Continue reading

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