Christian Spirituality

1st Things First.

“To believe in Jesus’ divinity today is to make him and what he stands for your God" Albert Nolan It is to understand Christ as the supreme power in your life, your source of meaning and strength. This approach moves away from a very metaphysical discussion of Jesus regarding the full divinity and humanity found in early church… Continue reading 1st Things First.

Accompaniment, Community, Uncategorized, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Radical Hospitality

There has been much talk in recent years within ministry about the notion of radical hospitality. Not merely seeking to embrace those we know, it is an openness albeit a willingness to authentically meet and walk with one another in our weakness, suffering, and challenges of life. This is the experience of encounter, and as… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Radical Hospitality

Book Review, Christian Ethics

Ethics as Improvisation

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/7d/09/35/7d09357fbe3a1760885bc518e274b778.png   Wells, The Drama of Christian Ethics: Improvisation. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2004. pp. 236. pb. ISBN 1-58743-071-1. Using the backdrop of the five act play, Wells imaginatively interprets the Christian community as players incorporated through baptism as part of the 4th act. Then the community, in anticipating the 5th act, is invited to faithful… Continue reading Ethics as Improvisation

Love, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Love Worth Waiting For

Those who know my husband and I closely, know that before we ever dated we were best friends. John was a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts and I a freshman at Mount Holyoke College in 1990. In looking back, every detail of our meeting and courtship was just as it was intended to be.… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Love Worth Waiting For

Accompaniment, Evangelization

A Church on the Margins

Evangelization is at the heart of the church- for to share the Gospel is to consistently invite all to continual renewal of heart and to lives committed to the living out of discipleship. This living out of the Gospel in our lives can be the greatest witness to the truth of salvation, and invitation to… Continue reading A Church on the Margins

Book Review, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Child’s Perspective “Dear Pope Francis”

Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World (Loyola Press) With the incredible appeal of Pope Francis, there has been understandably a vast array of books on him or by him featuring his homilies, angelus’, addresses and encyclicals. Yet, I am so thrilled to be able to preview a book composed of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Child’s Perspective “Dear Pope Francis”