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Monthly Archives: April 2012
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
Civil marriage is not sacramental marriage. Civil marriage is not natural marriage (upon which sacramental marriage builds as grace builds on nature).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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