Never Once has One Pondered Such a Very Simple Windmill of Activity…

One of my favorite lines from Phil’s comms last night.

Loyal readers of this lofty blog know full well that I am absolutely hopeless at decoding — least of all, Phil’s comms.

However, I did listen to it twice, for the sheer joy of listening to all that language.

If you missed it, it is here. 7 minutes. (Followed by tons and tons of other comms.)


Obviously, something intense is on the horizon, gang — or perhaps, already in full swing. But all we can do (unless you’re really good at decoding) is just wait and see what happens.


The video below is extremely interesting. If you have 27 minutes, you should watch it.

Personally, speaking only from my own experience — I was adopted by a family of conservative Jewish immigrants, in Cleveland, when I was about 2 weeks old in 1960. (They originally came through Ellis Island, from Poland and Latvia, and spoke fluent Yiddish and English.) I can at least attest to the fact that the enitre commnuity of Jewish immigrants that I was raised in was exceedingly anti-Christian.

By age 5, I was learning to read, write and speak Hebrew; and was thoroughly immersed in a Jewish culture.

However. Since I also began being called to Christ by age 5, I was aware throughout my childhood that any interest I was developing toward Jesus Christ and Christianity had to be kept very deeply hidden. You could not even mention the name “Jesus Christ” out loud in my family, and I’m so not over-dramatizing that.

(As an aside — when I graduated from Divinity School, summa cum laude, and was finally ordained in the Christian ministry at age 54, not a single person in my enire family gave a flying “f” for what I had achieved. And I achieved all that because I wanted to be 100% certain of why I do not believe in organized “Christianity.” I follow Jesus of Nazareth.)

Anyway. Here is the video.



Also —



Another great new one from James Tabor —

Did Jesus Have a Biological Father? Sorting Out the Pantera Traditions (34 mins):

And if you have not read James Tabor’s book from 2006, you absolutely MUST; it was a game-changer:

The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity


And oddly enough — from Nick Cave today, a Red Hand File ostensibly about organized Christianity:

“[…] Certainly church has its challenges, and it may be the last place you might find Christ, if that’s what you’re looking for. But, for me, a church service affords me a place where I can, for an hour or so, put aside my uncertainty and sit within a gathering space – a place of communal and timeless yearning, imperfect though it may be.[…]”

You can read it in full here.


And that is really kind of it, today, gang. Something huge is definitely afoot; we can only hope it will yield something really good in time for Christmas. We shall see!

Enjoy your day, wherever you are in the world.

Thanks for visiting.

I love you guys. See ya!


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