Category Archives: Becoming “Church”

Confronting postmodernity in a Catholic hermeneutic

Ash Wednesday 2017

It’s been a year since I posted anything because of a variety of issues, both personal and ecclesial.  I spent a month in rehab last spring, due to drug dependency, and in the ensuing months I had 4 surgeries.  When … Continue reading

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Hanging Ten

Living in the so-called “Digital Age”, it’s easy to become distracted and even overwhelmed by the constant influx of information from all sides: scientific studies, breaking news, spiritual teachings, economic reports, campaign ads, etc…  It seems like no sooner have … Continue reading

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Tasting the Victory

We’re coming up on an important celebration in the life of the Church Universal, the Feast of Christ the King, or The Triumph of the Reign of God, and already I’m getting swept up in the powerful statement of faith … Continue reading

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“He’s Calling YOU!”

In 2011, a national news report detailed the story of an adult man who received his sight back through the wonders of North American medicine. An interviewer asked the man, “What’s life like now? Tell us what does it mean … Continue reading

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God is Still Giving

“And as he was setting out on a journey a man ran up and knelt before him…..” There’s an intensity about this young man because the Greek word used isn’t simply “ran”, it’s “raced up to him.”  This is someone … Continue reading

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Sugar, How You Get So Fly??

Humans are so interesting and paradoxical! None of us enjoys the company of those whose attitudes are persistently negative. I have several students who fall into that category and if they should miss a test question, for example, it’s never … Continue reading

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Who’s In? Who’s Out?

From the earliest days of the church, people have worried and fussed over who is in and who is out and who gets to decide and how they get to decide these things. In the Gospel reading we just heard, … Continue reading

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