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The Atonement was Outside the Walls

April 30th, 2015 by G.

Reading a Catholic priest’s sermon here, I ran across this interesting point.  Both aspects of the atonement, in the garden and on the cross, took place outside the walls of Jerusalem.  That is, symbolically, outside the domain of order and civilization, and in the domain of chaos and disorder.  In other words, in both, Christ put himself in Satan’s power.  The sermoner doesn’t realize, of course, that Gethsemane was part of the atonement, but that makes his argument all the stronger. (more…)

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April 30th, 2015 11:33:20

Silent Night 1914

December 24th, 2013 by G.

Our ward Primary President introduced the singing of “Silent Night” this way: (more…)

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December 24th, 2013 09:37:02

Good Friday

April 02nd, 2010 by G.

90px-arezzo-chiesa_di_san_domenico-crocifisso_di_cimabue-closeupToday the western Christian world remembers the Garden and the Cross. Your thoughts and your topical links in the comments would be much appreciated. Check back here, we’ll be updating the post throughout the day.

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April 02nd, 2010 09:20:55