An outspoken journalist learned a new term today.
— Welcome to my weekly ‘Layman’s Lectionary’ series where I stumble my way through the liturgical year and share my layman’s opinions, doubts, fears, and hopes about modern culture and daily life as it corresponds to scripture. First Sunday after Christmas Day Click here for readings. The Christmas holiday can bring the inverse intended emotions…
What would happen to him if He were born now instead of then?
Doubts about the Shroud.
What else is a good Christian to do?
God is more interested in our love than our goodness…
Discussions of Jesus often miss that he was, quite aside from anything else, remarkably wise, one of the great philosophers of his time.
Principles for running a business on love.
What is the heart of your spiritual/religious belief?
Bread of Life The baker crawled inside his oven to test his faith. Or so he told me It was deadly dark and hot with that heavy door shut tight behind him. Too dark and hot for his idea of Jesus, he said. He was afraid. I took his word for it. After his…
Peter Quill, Ego, God and the Son of Man. A Way Out movie review.
The Virgin Mary-Buddha Combo The Archbishop gave the graduating seniors of St. Michael’s High School his well wishes in the form of anecdotes of teenage heroism—young people who had risked their lives to save those in danger. A young man who had rescued an elderly woman about to be struck by a train, a young…
Crazy is a terrible word. I equate it with other derogatory words like whore or fat pig. These are words that are… unspeakable. Yet here I am, using crazy to describe how I used to think about myself. And prayer? Yes, I pray. But no, that is not what makes me crazy. In fact, praying…
Depeche Mode and The Velvet Underground find the spirit.
Far too much of American Evangelicalism reveals a faith rooted in superiority and self-preservation; one that breeds hostility to those it sees as outsiders.
John Pavlovitz shares some thoughts on a perplexing issue.