Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Didache 20 – Who Causes You To Err?

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. See that no one causes you to err from this way of the Teaching, since apart from God it teaches you. The construction of the sentence above is awkward in this, probably more literal, translation. I’ve read a number of the […]

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Celiac Disease Background and Treatment

I don’t really have any particular comment to make on this. It’s from the Mayo Clinic and is an excellent short video about celiac. It’s the best I’ve seen at explaining the disease in five minutes. So if you don’t want to read something lengthy or watch an extended video, this will give you the […]

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The Didache 19 – The Way of Death

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. And the way of death is this: First of all it is evil and accursed: murders, adultery, lust, fornication, thefts, idolatries, magic arts, witchcrafts, rape, false witness, hypocrisy, double-heartedness, deceit, haughtiness, depravity, self-will, greediness, filthy talking, jealousy, over-confidence, loftiness, boastfulness; persecutors […]

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Taste of Ethiopia Take Two

Tonight, after our new roof was installed, we had made plans to go back to Taste of Ethiopia for dinner. My wife had called the owner, Woinee, several days in advance so that she could make her gluten free injera (Ethiopian flat bread made primarily from teff). Unfortunately, she had a catering engagement when we […]

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The Didache 18 – Confession

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. In the church you shall acknowledge your transgressions, and you shall not come near for your prayer with an evil conscience. This is the way of life. The Teaching emphasizes confession. As in James, the earliest records are of confession before […]

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The Didache 17 – Do Not Add Or Subtract

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. You shall hate all hypocrisy and everything which is not pleasing to the Lord. Do not in any way forsake the commandments of the Lord; but keep what you have received, neither adding thereto nor taking away therefrom. Hate hypocrisy. Hate […]

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Are You Saved?

I listened to the following from Molly Sabourin in one of her podcasts quite a while back. Somebody uploaded it to youtube with visuals. It’s timeless and beautiful. Molly’s words require no elaboration from me. They are haunting and beautiful and stand easily on their own. Still, I have sought for words to express how […]

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The Didache 16 – Do Not Engender Bitterness

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. Do not remove your hand from your son or daughter; rather, teach them the fear of God from their youth. Do not enjoin anything in your bitterness upon your bondman or maidservant, who hope in the same God, lest ever they […]

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The Didache 15 – Do Not Hesitate To Give

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. Be not a stretcher forth of the hands to receive and a drawer of them back to give. If you have anything, through your hands you shall give ransom for your sins. Do not hesitate to give, nor complain when you […]

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The Didache 14 – No Schisms

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. Do not long for division, but rather bring those who contend to peace. Judge righteously, and do not respect persons in reproving for transgressions. You shall not be undecided whether or not it shall be. Division here, of course, means schism. […]

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