Saturday, January 06, 2007

Epiphany: Glass and Stone

The last day of Christmas ~ and once again, the images come to us from Chartres Cathedral. Since I took the lower one, you can enlarge it for a look at the detail. Very cool, I think.

A few weeks ago it was mentioned in church that the Wise Men came from ~ ahem ~ Iran.

Tomorrow I start off a six-week adult education series at church on The Practice of Community: Hospitality in a Pluralistic World. Lots to think about.


Quotidian Grace said...

Beautiful picture.

Your series sounds very interesting. What resources are being used for it?

Gannet Girl said...

Tomorrow I will be using a chapter from Marcus Borg to talk about stats re: religious populations in America and as a scaffolding for talking about similarities and differences among religions. Where can we find common ground and where not? He has a nice section about that in The Heart of Christianity in which he draws on William James and Huston Smith. Then we will have Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist speakers, and then we'll wind up with a discussion on how we maintain our own integrity as Christians and graciousness toward others when we talk about our faith, ie, what would we say if we received a reciprocal invitation to any of our speakers' places of worship?

Kathryn said...

I hope your course goes well. It sounds like plenty of material for some interesting discussions.

I'm sad to see the end of Christmas and my boys are stubbornly clinging to the Christmas decorations.

Cathy said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and wishing me a happy birthday - and I got a chance to peruse your blog - I'll be back.

emmapeelDallas said...

Wow, the detail is terrific. I'm glad that I was able to enlarge it and look at it.