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Politics for Peace

Nonviolence Politics for Peace Wednesday, August 21, 2019 One of the most hopeful signs of growth and evolution in Christianity today is the effort to reclaim nonviolence as fundamental to Jesus’ life and teaching. Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Peace in 2017 focused on this: I pray that the image and likeness… Continue Reading Politics for Peace

Fully Human

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Fully Human Monday, May 16, 2016 Many have said, and I totally agree, that true religion is not trying to make human beings spiritual. We’re already spiritual beings. Great religion is trying to make human beings human. That’s not a lightweight cliché. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI invited then Archbishop… Continue Reading Fully Human

A Toxic Image of God

Grace: Week 1 A Toxic Image of God Thursday, January 28, 2016 Your image of God creates you. This is why it is so important that we see God as loving and benevolent and why good theology is still important. One mistaken image of God that keeps us from receiving grace is the idea that… Continue Reading A Toxic Image of God

From Love to Love

Incarnation: Week 2 From Love to Love Thursday, January 21, 2016 No matter what your definition, we all want resurrection in some form. And I do believe “the raising up of Jesus” (which is the correct theological way to say it, conveying a relational meaning between Jesus and God, and not a self-generated “I can do… Continue Reading From Love to Love

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