Posts Tagged ‘Christianity’

Would you come?

30Oct07

If in my complete lack of spare time I managed to organize a dialogue between 20-30something professionals from Christianity, Islam and Judaism? There should be enough people of each faith in the area to support the idea. I’ve got no desire to convert anyone. But a true desire to learn. (and that would be the […]


We were talking about homilies on Monday in class, and how the early fathers usually spoke for up to an hour. Homilies in the US are (apparently supposed to be) between 7 and 15 minutes. Homilies in the Caribbean at least 20, according to the priest in my class, because otherwise the parishoners will run […]


sundays

22Apr07

Thus begins another summer of what Doc likes to call “church shopping.” Not that I want to leave the Catholic church, (I tried that once, but I know this is where the truth is and couldn’t leave if I tried, but that’s a different post) but preaching isn’t a gift that every pastor has, certainly […]


I have a very high Christology. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Which also means that I am a very high Church Catholic. I like high mass, I like ritual and tradition, and I feel safe within the institution, despite her flaws. But I didn’t get here from a religious experience; I came […]


I’m beginning to think maybe I just can’t pray. Or maybe I don’t know how to pray spontaneously. Is there training in that? I know there’s training to spontaneously lead public prayer. But I haven’t seen an intro to prayer class offered at the seminary, but then I have a serious aversion to the idea […]


Reality has set in. I have three weeks top research, write and edit my paper on natural theology in Aquinas. I love natural theology. The first time I was introduced to it, the lightbulb in my head went on, and I realized that yes, Catholicism was something I could ascent to because it was logical. […]


Inspired by AQ

20Feb07

Well, I know what inspired the prayer I’ve been using to focus, it resembles a great deal, the prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas. Surprise? Not at all. Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting […]