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
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
I’ve got 25 “drafts” in various stages of development [including a “full post” response to a comment several entries back], Roman’s (from Theology and Justice) counterpoint to “Accept the Mystery…” … Continue reading The Saga Continues
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?
Our necessary interdependence, our essence as social beings, our responsibility to act in solidarity with and for our neighbors—these are teachings to which the Spirit had brought me long before my conversion. For … Continue reading Briefly Revisiting Catholic Solidarity
An exercise in a kind of speculative theological anthropology, what follows is not intended to represent any established doctrine of the Church but rather only the development of my own thought … Continue reading It Only Leads If It Bleeds
An update last month on my conversion process came as I was making my way through a dark period to what I thought was that well known “light at the end of … Continue reading Difficulty Level: You have read Job, haven’t you?
In response to my post, Strange Bedfellows, a new reader commented: “I’m scratching my head. I can only say that your take on Catholicism is very different from that in … Continue reading Strange Bedfellows II: Citing the Sources
Work on my next intended post (re: salvation and sacrifice) is continuing but I’ve been distracted–temporally by work and spiritually by trials and obstacles related to my conversion. It’s that … Continue reading The Grand Inquisitor and the Dark Days of the Soul
As a break from a much more serious and involved post on sacrifice and the economy of salvation (which is taking longer to articulate than anticipated), I thought I’d get … Continue reading Classifying Catholics