Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lead by example

In the latest Marvel Comics movie “The Avengers” Captain America fights with a team of super heroes the likes of Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Hawk Eye and Iron Man to ward off an alien invasion of earth. In the midst … Continue reading

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Prayer is a subversive public act

When I compare popular notions of prayer today with the original purpose and description of prayer in the Christian tradition, I see a great divide. Popular understandings of prayer suggest it is private, that it is done as a means … Continue reading

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Listen to your children praying

Some of you have heard my incessant grumbling over the last couple of weeks that, “I need to get my hair cut.” You have given me good advice about the various places in town where I could receive a decent … Continue reading

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The Value of Loss

The story is told of a highly competitive and much scrutinized race for the position of arch-bishop over a prosperous diocese. Several bishops were vetted and interviewed by senior officials and religious leaders. Everyone knew the stakes. This position was … Continue reading

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Healing (Mark 7-8)

What do the Gospel texts from Mark 7 & 8 teach about healing? Comparing the texts reveals similarities and significant differences: Both texts involve healing of men. In both, Jesus employs touching their ears/tongue/eyes with his hands covered with his saliva. … Continue reading

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