"Lamb of God" - Musings of an English Teacher reading the Bible I've been reading more of Brian McLaren lately -- his first book, The Church on the Other Side, and his most recent, A New Kind of Christianity. A lot of the ideas he presents as "new ideas" "new ways of thinking" about Christianity have seemed a little self-evident to me. But I think I've figured out why now. I read the Bible the same way he does, the same way Verna Dozier does, the way literary critics like Northrop Frye or poets like David Jones do -- as a work of literature, of poetry, a work that tells a story of who "God" is and wants to be -- and what it has meant for people of different eras to be "the people of God." I was excited a number of years ago to begin learning a little about the Jewish tradition of "midrash" which reads the whole Torah, and the whole tradition of interpretation, as ALL part of God's revelation -- and sees the process of reading and rereading the story, generation to generation, as a religious activity.
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New Year's resolutions: The Pope Francis list PRACTICAL LESSONS. Showing simplicity, Pope Francis personally pays the bill for his lodging soon after his election as pontiff. File photo from Osservatore Romano/AFP Catholic Home Study Service Catholic Home Study Service... sponsored by the Vincentian Community and the Missouri Knights of Columbus, offers free correspondence courses on the Catholic Faith.... Welcome to our Home Page Studying with CHSS Catholic Home Study Service invites you to learn more about our faith by studying at home. Nine free courses, faithful to the teachings of the Church, are available.
10 Best Ignatian Movies “Finding God in All Things” is a basic premise of Ignatian Spirituality. Here are ten movies that have helped me to find God in new and meaningful ways. My list is both personal and idiosyncratic. 7 Things Every Protestant Should Know About Catholicism » Thirsting for Truth 7 Things Every Protestant Should Know About Catholicism by Marcus Guevara I compiled this short list based on questions I normally receive and some common misconceptions of the Catholic Church. This article is not meant to be all encompassing and I don’t go into great detail on any subject. This isn’t meant to be an antagonistic or hostile article.
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The Pope’s Radical Whisper But it wasn’t the particulars of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking message in an interview published last week that stopped me in my tracks, gave fresh hope to many embittered Catholics and caused hardened commentators to perk up. It was the sweetness in his timbre, the meekness of his posture. It was the revelation that a man can wear the loftiest of miters without having his head swell to fit it, and can hold an office to which the term “infallible” is often attached without forgetting his failings. In the interview, Francis called himself naïve, worried that he’d been rash in the past and made clear that the flock harbored as much wisdom as the shepherds. Instead of commanding people to follow him, he invited them to join him. And did so gently, in what felt like a whisper.
We All Depend Upon Each Other, by Anthony de Mello, SJ But it's what all the mystics in the past have been telling us. I'm not saying that "me," the conditioned-self, will not sometimes fall into its usual patterns. That's the way we've been conditioned. But it raises the question whether it is conceivable to live a life in which you would be so totally alone that you would depend on no one. We all depend on one another for all kinds of things, don't we?
Fr. Robert Barron's Word On Fire - Easter: The Significance of Sunday Morning "She hears, upon that water without a sound, a voice that cries, "The tomb in Palestine is not the porch of spirits lingering. It is the grave of Jesus where he lay..."" Somber words. One should say, inappropriate words for Easter Sunday. They come from the American poet Wallace Stevens and they are an excerpt from his poem "Sunday Morning."
The Buddhist View of Loneliness as a Good Thing. get elephant's newsletter Photo: “Buddha Heart,” June 16, 2009 by Lynn Park.“Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow.