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Eileen Smith

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Christmas Greetings from the NALC
« on: December 23, 2016, 12:02:18 PM »
Though not a member of the NALC, I came across the link below.  Might it be a nice break from the election to consider hte words of Bishop Bradosky.

http://thenalc.org/bishops-christmas-message/

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 12:38:49 PM »
What a nice Christmas message.  Thank you for posting.


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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 01:12:31 PM »

Love it! Lots of Jesus.

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 01:45:35 PM »
Lovely!

But then, he references the Inklings, so what else would I say?

But yes, lots of Jesus.
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Re: Christmas Greetings from the NALC
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 03:45:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Eileen. Bishop Bradosky's monthly message in our newsletter is a highlight!

Blessed Christmas, everyone!

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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 04:26:59 PM »
I only worry that everyone is not as familiar with, tuned into, or enamoured with Lewis and Narnia as might be hoped.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 09:36:48 PM »
John Bradosky is certainly golden-penned, and may prove to be our century's golden-mouthed.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 10:19:12 PM »
I only worry that everyone is not as familiar with, tuned into, or enamoured with Lewis and Narnia as might be hoped.
That is a danger whenever one uses an example from contemporary culture, literature, theater, the arts, or media to illustrate a point.  With the current state (poor) of Biblical literacy one risks people not knowing what you are talking about if you illustrate from Scripture itself.

Still and all, the good Bishop Bradowsky did a good job of outlining the key points of the story and the points of comparison so that even if one were completely ignorant, one could still get the basics of what he was talking about.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 06:07:17 AM »
The article inspired us to rewatch The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe last night.  The symbolism and theology seemed far clearer this time, probably due to much more Liturgy, Sermons, Bible study, listening to good podcasts, and reading.  SDG.

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 08:42:42 AM »
while I too, enjoyed my Bishop's article and with the caveat that Lewis has been my patron saint even before his death (we Lutherans are allowed our own forms of canonization of course)... I note from my Lewis remembrance and reading that he resisted the application of religious allegory when applied to the Narnian tales.  I don't know whether the terms allusions or the literary term Christ-image are fully better but if you are not careful you have problems with aspects of the stories that you don't need to have.  "He is wild you know...."  Leashing the real Lion of Judah... that happened in the straw story and the cross accounting, now didn't it? 
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