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But since we are of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and the helmet that is hope for salvation. – 1 Thess 5:8 Hope, if we define it as holding to the … Continue reading
The last two weeks reading Friends of God & Prophets rather got away from me: I did the reading, and we had our Friday night twitter chats, but I didn’t manage to get the blogging in. I still hope to … Continue reading
I am persuaded that every living religious tradition stays lively by attending to three overlapping circles of concern. The first is its institutional life, which includes the care and feeding of institutions so that the faith can be communicated from … Continue reading
The Tablet interprets the context, charter, and membership of this commission as a move that may have profound ecclesiological significance. I’d noticed, too, that the commission is made up almost exclusively of current or former bishops, and that more than … Continue reading
…I’ve shed expectations that prayer (and my own prayer specifically) should impact outcomes. God does not respond to my requests as if working in a worldwide order fulfillment center. Instead, prayer realigns my priorities and enlarges my view, so that … Continue reading
When God is left out of it then all we’re left with is our own ideas, and we defend those to the death and preferably the death of the other. When God is in the middle of it, there is … Continue reading
[Theology] has become largely an empirical science … It has become empirical in the sense that Scripture and Tradition now supply not premises, but data. The data has to be viewed in its historical perspective … this shift … has … Continue reading