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Tag Archives: Reign of God

God Loves Imperfect Things

Those who don’t have anything to prove or protect believe they are loved as they are. Continue Reading God Loves Imperfect Things

A Trinitarian Way of Life

It’s only God in us that knows God. It’s God in us that loves God. It’s God in us that recognizes God. Continue Reading A Trinitarian Way of Life

Praying for Wisdom

The words of the Gospel create an alternative consciousness, solid ground on which we can really stand. Continue Reading Praying for Wisdom

Jesus and the Empire

Christianity and Empire Jesus and the Empire Monday, October 18, 2021 On his podcast “Another Name for Every Thing,” Fr. Richard discussed with co-hosts Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner what he sees as the “trajectory” of the Jesus movement and how Jesus lived a simple life of non-cooperation with the empire of his day. Paul:… Continue Reading Jesus and the Empire

Rights and Responsibilities

What Do We Do With Money? Rights and Responsibilities Wednesday, September 22, 2021 In his unpublished notes on money, Fr. Richard explores a parable that has often troubled faithful Christians, including pastors, theologians, and scripture scholars alike. Maybe the key to an honest Jesus hermeneutic around money has been lost in a parable that many… Continue Reading Rights and Responsibilities

We Cannot Serve Two Masters

What Do We Do With Money? We Cannot Serve Two Masters Monday, September 20, 2021 Fr. Richard continues his reflections on money by considering one of Jesus’ most challenging statements. Many of us, myself included, have a confused, guilt-ridden, obsessive attitude about money. There’s hardly anybody who can think in a clear-headed way about it.… Continue Reading We Cannot Serve Two Masters

An Alternative Way to Live

The Sermon on the Mount An Alternative Way to Live Sunday, July 18, 2021 I am told that the Sermon on the Mount—the essence of Jesus’ teaching—is the least quoted Scripture in official Catholic Church documents. We must be honest and admit that most of Christianity has focused very little on what Jesus himself taught… Continue Reading An Alternative Way to Live

Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand Sunday, July 4, 2021 Independence Day in the U.S. This week I will continue to share portions from my early tapes and books on the Great Themes of Scripture. While these talks first launched my public teaching ministry in… Continue Reading Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Jesus and the Reign of God: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Reign of God Saturday, November 21, 2020 Summary: Sunday, November 15—Friday, November 20, 2020 The Reign of God is the subject of Jesus’s inaugural address, his Sermon on the Mount, and the majority of his parables. It is clearly the guiding image of his entire ministry. (Sunday) Jesus is talking about the… Continue Reading Jesus and the Reign of God: Weekly Summary

The Kingdom’s “Common Sense”

Jesus and the Reign of God The Kingdom’s “Common Sense” Friday, November 20, 2020 My friend and colleague Brian McLaren has thought deeply and practically about what Jesus means when he speaks of the “Kingdom of God.” He views it as synonymous with the Gospel itself. Jesus proposed a radical alternative—a profoundly new framing story… Continue Reading The Kingdom’s “Common Sense”

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