Category Archives: Theology

Saint Vincent Archabbey

My mother in law took us to St. Vincent College where she now works. While on campus we got to visit the Saint Vincent Archabbey. It was a delight. The mixture of modern and traditional art there is wonderful. Part … Continue reading

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Pope Shenouda III dies

Last night I read about the death of Pope Shenouda III. Normally I would not have taken much notice of news like that. But a couple books I have been reading have connections to this man, so it was something … Continue reading

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2012 Reading Challenge

Inspired by seeing my aunt Linda’s goodreads reading challenge goal, I have decided to set a goal for my own reading in 2012. Every year I have been reading through a theology book, but this year I decided to read … Continue reading

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Sacred Power, Sacred Space

I read “Sacred Power, Sacred Space” by Jeanne Halgren Kilde yesterday. (248 pages, paperback, Oxford University Press) The book is written from a heterodox position. The author views Christianity as being about power and by extension the buildings used for … Continue reading

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Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

I picked up “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic” by David B. Currie and Published by Ignatius Press. It was a quick read (paperback, 215 page) This book was a bit of a letdown. On the positive side the Author articulated his … Continue reading

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Current book list

The first two books on the list are ones I have just finished. “Seamos Dedicados” is the Spanish translation of one of the “Be” series devotional commentaries by Warren Wiersbe. Our Sunday school class has just gone through the book … Continue reading

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Language School Part 2

I was an ugly child I was ugly as sin: selfish and manipulative. I could be sweet when things were going my way, but horrible when they weren’t. More and more, I had to deal with others using MY things. … Continue reading

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The Art Institute of Chicago

We visited the Art Institute of Chicago last week. My wife always looks for “Vast Ocean” by Günther Uecker, one of her favorites. It’s a 3 dimensional abstract painting; you need to see it in 3D in order to appreciate … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit teacher

One of the biggest detriments to learning for my Sunday school students is me. When I take the roll of teacher away from the Holy Spirit, I substitute God’s word for my dogma and make a bunch of little johns instead … Continue reading

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Scraping away my righteousness

As I allow God to scrape off the shiny veneer of my own righteousness I am amazed of three things: The brilliance that is allowed to shine out. Christ’s righteousness makes brighter Christians than any amount of my shinny good … Continue reading

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