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Learning Theology with Carmina Gadelica: The Communion of Saints

Part One: The Trinity Part Two: Christ Part Three: Christian Hope Part Four: Holy Spirit Gaelic lands were infused with saints: Ireland had its St. Patrick and was deemed the land of ten thousand saints; Scotland was evangelized by St. Columba (Colum Cille) and St. Brigid (Bride) of Kildare. These figures infused the imagination, both elaborating and embellishing upon their real and/or legendary...

Before the Busy-ness

I’ve noticed a somewhat disturbing trend in my own life. In the far too infrequent times when I’m able to get together with family or friends, there’s always the obligatory question of “how have you been?” or “what have you been up to? And while obligatory pleasantries perhaps merit only obligatory responses, too often I find myself resorting to saying “I’ve just been really busy.” I’ve said it...

Careful Now

In modern American Christianity there is a somewhat troubling trend to view doubt as some kind of virtue. I’m not entirely sure from whence it arises, but the general thrust of the notion is that dogmatism and blind belief have wrought so much damage- both individually and corporately- that perhaps the only antidote to our race’s penchant for hubris is to double-down on any...

Wine & Weddings

I am frequently befuddled by some of the accounts in the Gospels. More specifically, the editorial decisions made by some of the writers so as to include this or exclude that. I know, I know, if only they had had me around to make some suggestions… Actually, they would have probably been a lot longer, given my penchant for verbosity. Perhaps we all lucked out in the end. John’s Gospel is...

Transparent

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. transparent From the moment of our race’s fall we have been in hiding. Fig leaves and pointing fingers seem to work in...

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