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What Time Is It?

What Time Is It?

There are different kinds of time. Greek uses two words to distinguish them: “chronos” and “kairos.” Advent is “kairos time.”

Jewish-Christian Resources

A Catholic Approach to the Passion Narratives

A Catholic Approach to the Passion Narratives

Catholic teaching insists that the Jewish people are not cursed or responsible for Jesus’ death. Yet Matthew 27:15-26 presents the Jewish crowd “as a whole” calling for crucifixion and saying that Jesus’ blood might fall upon them!

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A Hint

A Hint

Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.

Bible Study

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Silence destroys relationships. Psalms push through our barrier of silence with God. When a psalm is prayed sincerely it breaks through emptiness and takes the risk of opening communication with the Almighty.

Homilies

The Goats Speak Back

The Goats Speak Back

Giving is is eternally important. Yet it is impossible to give unless someone is willing to receive.

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”

Jewish-Christian Resources

Top 10 Dangers in Preaching

Top 10 Dangers in Preaching

The Christian preaching tradition has been molded upon a paradigm which promotes Jesus at the expense of Judaism. As a result, often by default, Judaism is routinely denigrated when Jesus is preached.

Homilies

Take It In. Spread It Around.

Take It In. Spread It Around.

We must take God’s affirmation in. We are always inclined to look at the negative parts of our life. But there is no power in our failures.

Homilies

In Relationship Forever

In Relationship Forever

There’s a German proverb which says, “Those who live in Christ will never see each other for the last time.”

Homilies

Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

Unless we are growing, we are slipping back. We are either coming closer or falling away from God.

Bible Study

The Spirit Is a Portrait of God

The Spirit Is a Portrait of God

God is beyond human understanding. How then can the actions of this unknowable God be expressed? Only through limited human language. The descriptions of the Spirit of God in the scriptures are efforts to express the inexpressible God. A history of the Spirit’s actions etches a portrait of our invisible God.

Homilies

The Greatest 3 Commandments

The Greatest 3 Commandments

The great commandment according to Jesus is the triple commandment of love: to embrace God’s love for us, so that we can come to an adequate love of self, so that we can extend that love to others.