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Reflecting on “Flow and the Christian Experience of Time”

Lexi Eikelboom’s interesting blog post on Flow and the Christian Experience of Time (Module 1, Class of The Rhythmic Theology Project) defines “flow” as Flow is a perfect state of concentration without struggle. In flow, one is working on something … Continue reading

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Mimetic Rivalry, Reform, and Unity in the Church

I read a commentary on church reform by Hans Küng last week, that lingered in my mind as an example of “doing it wrong,” at least from the perspective of mimetic ecclesiology. In this commentary, the substantive issues of church … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Healy’s “By the Working of the Holy Spirit”: The Crisis of Authority in the Christian Churches

Healy, Nicholas M. “By the Working of the Holy Spirit”: The Crisis of Authority in the Christian Churches. Anglican Theological Review 88:5-24. 2006. After reviewing the nature of authority in the church, Healy concludes that the current “crisis of authority,” … 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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Hildegard’s Symphonia, translated

Symphonia: A Critical Edition of the Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum by Hildegard of Bingen Another lovely book of poetry by a saint who is not as well known as she should be. Barbara Newman, the translator, presents Hildegard’s Latin text … Continue reading

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Schmemann on knowing the Holy Spirit

…this sequence — knowledge about, then knowledge of, and finally communion with — is reversed. There is nothing we can merely know about the Holy Spirit. … in the words of St. Seraphim, “when the Spirit of God descends on … Continue reading

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“This is exactly what you requested of the LORD…”

I keep thinking about this part of the first reading from Mass this weekend (Dt 18:15-20 in both Roman Catholic and Revised Common lectionaries): Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Me

I’ve had a special devotion to the Holy Spirit since I was about 8 years old. Many of the hymns we sang had a trinitarian structure, but in those days, we only ever sang two verses of a hymn. So … Continue reading

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Texts for this semester

I’m taking The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit this semester, and we’re using two texts that are interestingly complementary. Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen As our professor pointed out, Kärkkäinen … Continue reading

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