Item Number One: A shout-out to all prowling the Northeastern United States in October. The Inter-Religious Eco-Justice Network will be holding its second interfaith Climate Stewardship Conference from October 12-13 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Follow this link to learn more about it — and then sign up. I will be a “panelist” in one of […]
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This Grape is of the vintage that as a youth when I would pick up a crayola with my left hand to draw or color a picture everyone including teachers would say no Rob you need t use your right hand. So while my brain was in a quandary as to why things didn’t feel […]
If anyone has been a Christian for any length of time there are times when one might wonder does this process of God’s patience ever end? As years continue to pass since the resurrection of Jesus, it is possible for a person to have moments of angst over the seemingly snails pace of spiritual development […]
Is it not true that with all the information available to the aspiring Christian in the end it still comes down to your own personal belief and that is a very private thing?
I chart my course predicated upon my structure of belief and expectation and more often than not, with time, I find both surprise and unexpected events
Yahweh appeared to Abraham in Genesis 12 as a man, telling the already elderly man that he would have innumerable offspring, adding that through him. “all families of the earth will be blessed” (gen. 12:3) Notice that indicated that Abraham was by Yahweh as a man. John reported the same noting that Abraham “saw Jesus’ […]
It’s a strange harmony. Wall Street powerhouses now chime with robed clerics in an offbeat tune: Ruining our atmosphere is not only immoral, it’s bad for the S&P 500. What’s next? Will the executives and clergy swap portfolio tips for divestment brochures at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City? It […]
Rev 2:26: The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, (27) and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. (28) And I […]
“You can have five degrees in theology, but not have the Spirit of God! Maybe you’ll be a great theologian, but you are not a Christian because you do not have the Spirit of God! That which gives authority, that which gives identity is the Holy Spirit, the anointing of the Holy Spirit”. “Lord grant […]
So as I am walking the trail along the lake I see a sign post and I stop and lean on it, look out over the lake, and ask these questions
All of life is ephemeral. We come to truly understand that statement when we or someone we love is battling a life threatening illness.
About the time I stop and assess my progress toward the goal of overcoming the flesh, I get asked the question: Just who is doing the evaluating? If I am full of myself and thereby striving to become a living, walking example of Christ then I find I am nowhere near being a man of […]
I want an independent country for the reasons outlined in Catholic Social teaching. It is a risk I am willing to take.
On August 15th 1973 we acquired a bedroom suite. Today 41 years later we have said goodbye to it. There is a tenderness in the goodbye. The nail varnish remover stains (teenagers), the stickers that could never be removed, indeed all of family life for the last 40 years has been recorded on this furniture. […]
I have been called to a quiet and contemplative life and this sudden flurry of activity outside my normal cycle of daily life has left me feeling unplugged