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Pastor Kuenzel: Say ‘Yes’ To Defending Others, Speaking Well Of Others, Putting Best Construction On Everything

on May 29, 2016 - 10:29am
By Pastor BRUCE KUENZEL
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Words have power. So in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism he says this about the Eighth Commandment: “’You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.’ What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may not deceitfully belie, betray, slander, or defame our neighbor, but defend him, speak well of him, and put the best construction on everything.”

For the last year I’ve been thinking about Luther’s explanation in relation to our political culture and campaigns.

Pastor Granillo: Our Problem With Evil

on May 29, 2016 - 7:52am
By Pastor RAUL GRANILLO
Los Alamos

Our Problem with Evil.

There is a certain serenity that comes to me only when I am mowing the lawn. This week, as I was doing just that, my son was outside playing with the bubble machine. He was using a plastic toy as a sword to slice the bubbles as they came out. (Kyle really wants to be a Jedi!)

Fresh smell of cut grass, shining sunshine, bubbles floating through the air, laughing little boy; ah, summer life!

And then I noticed my daughter standing there behind my son. She was grasping her forehead and crying so I stopped the mower to ask what had happened.

Faith & Science Summer Series: ‘What Makes Us Human?’ Begins June 1

on May 27, 2016 - 7:40am

LAF&SF News:

The Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum is pleased to announce our thirdsummer series starting Wednesday, June 1, continuing on the topic “What Makes Us Human?”

Members of the forum will lead the discussion each week in June and July. On July 13-14, Justin Barrett of the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology will visit and give two keynote lectures and have a chance to meet with members of the community.

Prosopon School Of Iconology Icon Painting Workshop In Byzantine-Russian Tradition June 13-18

on May 27, 2016 - 6:43am

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ART News:

The Prosopon School of Iconology Icon Painting Workshop in the Byzantine-Russian Tradition is June 13-18 at St. Anne Church in Santa Fe. The workshop is hosted by St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church.

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This expanded course offering involves the study of the ancient floating technique of icon painting in the Byzantine Russian tradition, which reached its height in the XV-XVI centuries. Students will study the many-stepped method of layering egg tempera under the instruction of a teacher from the Prosopon School of Iconology. Gesso application, gilding on

Shop On The Corner At TOTH Wednesday

on May 24, 2016 - 3:20pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
Shop on the Corner, the thrift shop in the lower level of the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, will have a $5 a bag clear-the-racks sale 8:30 p.m. to noon Wednesday, May 25.
 
Everything must go in preparation for shop's June closure. The Shop will re-open July 13.

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