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God-Spoken 2 Peter 1:16-21


It's Oscar time, which probably means some bizarre acceptance speeches.

At a Glance

The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, will be broadcast tonight. For some of the winners, tonight will be their only night. They will get all glammed up, smile in the spotlight and then fade into irrelevance. They will have a few words to say, and then their words will be forgotten. On Transfiguration Sunday, the Petrine text reminds us that God has spoken through Jesus Christ, and his words endure.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Stormy Star," February 6, 2005, at

Tonight, actors will speak and the world will listen -- or yawn, laugh or scoff.

The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, as it's more commonly called, is the biggest night in Hollywood. It's also one of the most widely-watched events on television with more than 40 million tuning in annually to watch the world's wealthiest people, most handsome actors and our finest directors give themselves awards.

All this is happening tonight.

Ask anyone who tunes in faithfully...

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