Author Archives: gaudetetheology

Bible Session Zero

Inspired by a comment @catholickungfu made on twitter today, here’s an idea for getting at all the things the Bible means to you that you aren’t quite aware that it means. In a group setting, I imagine this could be … Continue reading

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Stories, Reality, and Trans Inclusion

“The monomyth is the story that’s managed to win. The one that beat up all the other stories and sent them crying home to Mommy without their schoolbooks and lunch money.” Unpleasant realization dawned. “You’re talking about reality.” “Of course … Continue reading

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Litany in a Time of War

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. Lord Jesus, you were conceived by … Continue reading

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The Snow Queen

Do you admire people who do the right thing, even at cost or risk to themselves? Are you concerned about care for the earth, taking steps to reduce your carbon impact, resisting the throwaway culture that defines everything disposable because … Continue reading

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How Long?

I heard a piece this morning, thanks to the prayer ministry Pray As You Go, and on first listening, it struck me as a beautifully enculturated version of a chanted psalm. The thing I learned about Gregorian chant years ago, … Continue reading

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Sin as an Occasion of Grace

This Tuesday was the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Something about that struck me differently, this year. I’d normally think about Paul being struck down and all the following drama — because that’s what I usually hear emphasized, … Continue reading

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Brief Notes On Marginalia

I must begin with a shoutout to Books with a Past, whose email newsletter alerted me to the existence of an entire website devoted to marginalia! The article they linked to, Edgar Allan Poe on the Joy of Marginalia and … Continue reading

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Free Interfaith Series on Economic Justice

The excellent Institute for Christian, Jewish, & Muslim Studies in Baltimore is offering a free online series on economic justice this February. A four week series on Thursday evenings, this series will grapple with questions like “when is a society … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: Already and Not Yet

A lectionary reflection for the 21st day of December, in the 4th week of Advent The first reading for today is from the Song of Songs (Sg 2:8-14). It contains a passage that must have been set to music that … Continue reading

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Held: Blessings for the Depths (…including one from me!)

An amazing book is coming out soon, and I’m honored and thrilled to be a contributor! When I first read the call for submissions from enfleshed for a new book called “Held: Blessings for the Depths”, I knew immediately that … Continue reading

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