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Asking for Better Homilies: A How-To Guide

Some of us were dismayed and disappointed at the preaching we heard this weekend, which expounded on the Beatitudes without making even a veiled reference to the Muslim ban (aka executive order prohibiting entry to citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace: the President preaches in the Black Church

I’d heard that President Obama delivered the eulogy for State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney; but that doesn’t begin to describe the sermon he preached. I would especially encourage white Christians who are unfamiliar with the black church, to take half … Continue reading

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1 Cor 13:4-7 as an Examen

The homilist at Mass this weekend made the very interesting point that we can, and should, use Paul’s beautiful description of love as a structure with which to consider how well we are living up to our Christian vocation. You … Continue reading

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On Reading and fanfiction

Gay Christian Geek writes about reading, authorial intent, and whether there are limits to what can be read into a text: I don’t like telling people what they can and can’t do with texts. Of course you can do any … Continue reading

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