Today is the feast of St Francis, celebrated by Anglicans, Lutherans, and Catholics, and believers of all who see the protection of our environment important. Francis, whom I consider to be the original “Ecotheologian“. A person who understood that creation was the first bible. St. Francis, during his life, lived in a pivotal period when Western […]
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In the early church, near the end of the first century when Luke was written, we see persecution, hunger, poverty, pain, and sorrow are part of the human experience. (Lk 6:20-26) As we see the same for today how do we look inside ourselves to see if these realities of life around us bring us […]
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Plato, Socrates, and Kierkegaard tried to teach and encourage calm and serene thought, considerate and conscious human conversations, generosity of the spirit, the benefit of the doubt, reticence to judge, careful to speak, considered values, and prudent acts as essential pathways to find and understand, often provisionally, the truth because the truth is never a […]
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Care for Creation is an important facet of Christian beliefs and a moral obligation for those with a true concern about future generations. An ancient Indian proverb expresses “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Generational justice is the expectation when societies possess compassion. However, the current […]
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Practice: Vow of Nonviolence “Years ago, the Center for Action and Contemplation staff, volunteers, and friends were invited to say this vow together. Today I renew my commitment to nonviolence and invite you to make this vow your own as well. Recognizing the violence in my own heart, yet trusting in the goodness and mercy […]
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“A human being cannot fail to love the Christ who is revealed in him, and he cannot fail to love himself revealed in Christ” (The Bride of the Lamb, p. 459). This striking statement represents the most provocative claim in the eschatology of Sergius Bulgakov and bespeaks, perhaps, the influence…
I had heard of John Dominic Crossan before, but first really dug into his ideas in Karen Armstrong’s St. Paul: the Apostle We Love to Hate. I was intrigued enough that when I saw his book The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer at a used/remaindered bookstore in Portsmouth a few weeks ago […]
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