Two men in the Old Testament went to Heaven without dying: Enoch and Elijah. Elijah went up in a fiery chariot, but how about Enoch? He walked into Heaven. Here is his story.
To a friend who wrote to me asking for advice about insomnia, I sent the following reply:
Nobody was very surprised when the Baby Party came to power. For decades the Babies had been steadily gaining inroads until finally, thanks to a series of scandals that rocked the Children’s Party (not to mention the absence of public trust in any politician over the age of five), the day arrived when the Babies easily swept the polls.
In the First Sanctuary, or Holy Place, of the Old Testament Temple there were three pieces of furniture: the Altar of Incense, the Menorah, and the Table of Showbread.
When the disciples landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. –John 21:9
My last post explored the subject of betrayal, and this time I offer some thoughts on how to deal with this greatest (I believe) of all pains.
Here in the middle of Lent, as we journey towards Good Friday, I present a two-part series on the subject of betrayal.
I became a Christian largely through reading Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and author of many books. Initially I was attracted to Merton by what a wonderful writer he is, and then to his luminous faith.
In my mid-40’s I returned for the first time, after 25 years away, to my hometown of Brockville, Ontario.