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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Fans of St. Margaret of Scotland, who made it into the Faithful Four in Lent Madness this year, might enjoy reading about her daughter, Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England. So will fans of strong women and feminist firsts: For … Continue reading
Nadia Bolz-Weber posts on a topic close to my heart, people will actually sing if you let them, complete with an mp3 so you can hear her church singing together. This is my favorite thing to hear in the whole … Continue reading
I just spent three days at the Theology and Peace workshop based on the mimetic anthropology of Rene Girard. I’ll write more about it later — it was a terrific conference — but for now I’ll just say, I really … Continue reading
The first letter to the Corinthians contains two popularly-known texts: its paean on love in chapter 13, and its analogy of the body with many parts in chapter 12. (Interestingly, both these texts owe a certain debt to the common … Continue reading
This letter was written as a circulating letter to the churches of Galatia, which is not a city but a larger area, a province. The occasion for its writing was that the area was being evangelized by missionaries who were … Continue reading
I’d intended to read Paul’s letters in chronological (according to my prof) rather than canonical order, but I got confused and read Philippians next. I’m glad I did, though, because I think that reflection on this letter is fruitful for … Continue reading