As we come to the close of another academic year, and just a few months away from the start of another, the question comes to my mind: How do we as non-clerical and clerical people of God, understand our 3R’s; Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships to seminary education? What do we or can we do to […]
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Click on the link and watch this eleven minute video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL6eNmGxnbQ&fbclid=IwAR1yzcSvxAkAjC8reGQl6CDN-IGtf0l7LnN5BYCmMISueWlLKMHqht8Brq4&app=desktop I watched and listened to the words in this video clip, Merton speaks to all of us who understand the Universal Christ, and the journey we all take in the modern world as a path of contemplation, and as Merton says “God is […]
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Our world is all about ourselves. The journey of the Disciple is to make it all about the Universal Christ. We rarely discern God’s will among the nitty-gritty of daily life, (at least I know I haven’t) and we often make spirituality more difficult for ourselves along the journey. How often have we misunderstood our […]
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The Second Vatican Council’s third major category is called ‘Revelation‘. Not only through scripture but also through tradition and history. In the documents, there is an emphasis on scripture. The Latin rite history was less accustomed to placing emphasis on scripture than on canon law. Revelations, if you think about it is God speaking to […]
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Let’s face it: All too often, our quest for discipleship and creating a missional church is a succession of hassles. There’s an endless stream of frustrations, inconveniences, complications, disappointments, and potential disasters lurking in most of our daily experiences in re-missioning and creating discipleship. We all have our ‘preferred’ methodology for creating discipleship and a […]
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DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH: LUMEN GENTIUM. “Thus, the Church has been seen as ‘a people made one with the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.'(4*).” Many scholars believe this document, Lumen Gentium (Light for the Nations) is likely one of the most important. Christ is light for all the nations, […]
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This blog and subsequent blogs for the next few weeks, that I will write, will center on the Documents of Vatican II. An event in the Catholic Church with attendance and participation by mainline protestant denominations back in the 1960s. John XXIII, a pope, chosen because many believed, at the time he would be a […]
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When organized religions go about their day to day routines, do they think of data and the relationship to privacy? How many religious organizations have a designated “CISO” let along a “Cognitive CISO?” Think about the future of cybersecurity, should organize religion be thinking about the emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes, and […]
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While much of what separates Protestants from Orthodox (or any branch of Apostolic Christianity) is couched in soteriological differences, if we are honest the main points of differences pertain to orthopraxy. The Orthodox stand, they repeat prayers, they have icons, they sort of believe in Purgatory, they pray to saints/angels as well as God, and […]
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By now most of us who have been in ministry and church planting for some years, we have read all the playbooks on reinventing your church, we have learned from the best in the field. What they wrote is correct. These great thinkers have moved us to new ways of thinking about our church and […]
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