When reading Scripture on my own impulse or in service of the needs of my academic work, I am much more of a “New Testament guy” [plus Genesis, a bit … Continue reading Wisdom, Life, and Being Towards Death
Humanity: A History of Bad Habits
One of the first lessons I teach my students – in classes that make use of sacred texts – is that however much our lifestyles and technologies have changed, the … Continue reading Humanity: A History of Bad Habits
Accept the Mystery or Take the Leap?
This started out as a reply to a reply to a comment I made over at Theology and Justice [which also has this post that I recommend to, well, anyone who’s reading … Continue reading Accept the Mystery or Take the Leap?
“I Had One Joke!”
In this post there are no major doctrinal issues at stake, no deeply serious questions of faith or understanding, but rather just one of those odd little things that caught my … Continue reading “I Had One Joke!”
Jesus and Moses through the Gospel according to John
Part of my work in Catechist Formation includes Scriptural exploration and interpretation. This week we focused on John’s Gospel and I put together the following in response to an assignment prompt…
The Problem of Pluralism
On a (purportedly Catholic-specific) discussion board I’m taking part in, someone posted a comment that ended, “…What logical person would argue [over] the necessity of the Ten Commandants or similar … Continue reading The Problem of Pluralism
Scripture, History, and Truth
Another installment in the continuing saga of my formation as a Catechist… How would you answer a person who says: “The Bible is not true because many of the events … Continue reading Scripture, History, and Truth