Monthly Archives: April 2012

Late Night Lectionary Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Easter

I’m immersed in mimetic anthropology this week while writing my term paper (which I should be working on instead of blogging, so this will be brief), so these themes jumped out at me from the weekend readings. Peter’s description in … Continue reading

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On Marriage

Civil marriage is not sacramental marriage. Civil marriage is not natural marriage (upon which sacramental marriage builds as grace builds on nature).

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A Fluffy Friday Post

Friday already! Last night was my final class of my pneumatology course – we are all still finishing our final papers, which are due by email next week (thus my lack of blogging lately), but this was our last meeting. … Continue reading

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Rev. Juliana Holm

Let the church rejoice in the ordination of Rev. Juliana Holm: called to pastor Christ UCC and St. Peter’s UCC in central Pennsylvania, she was ordained yesterday in the church that called forth her gifts and nurtured her vocation, Little … Continue reading

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Structural Sin and Moral Complexity

An interesting post at the Quixote Center takes a look at a recent falsifications of mortgage documents by banks in the context of structural sin: When I am faced with dishonesty and fraud on a systemic scale, I ask questions … Continue reading

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St. Vidicon of Cathode

A mention of fictional saints over at the Lent Madness 2013 bracket nomination thread reminded me of my favorite fictional saint, whose story was eloquently told by Christopher Stasheff in The Warlock in Spite of Himself. St. Vidicon is the … Continue reading

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Belated Lent Madness wrapup

I thought I’d share my filled-out bracket showing where I guessed right (circled) and where I didn’t (crossed out). (If the PDF displays in your browser, you can right-click to get a menu that will let you rotate it – … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Second Sunday of Easter

Have you noticed anything different about the first reading since the the start of the Easter season? The usual Sunday pattern is Old Testament, psalm, New Testament, Gospel. At least, that’s how I grew up thinking of it. Some years … Continue reading

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Reading Revelation at Reading Acts

Phillip J. Long at Reading Acts has been posting a very informative series on that very difficult book of the New Testament. In the first post he sets out his context: All of the views can be held along with … Continue reading

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How we understand the name(s) Jesus Christ

When I think of the second person of the Trinity, I’ve always had a tendency to think of Jesus as his human name and Christ as his divine name: two names for his two natures. In theology school, I encountered … Continue reading

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