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The Emmaus Pope…

“Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus.” — Pope Francis, 30 September 2013 Pope … Continue reading

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Apologies for the one-track mind lately…

I’m just having my own little crisis of faith. No biggie. Or, yeah, a little biggie. It does wonders for scrambling the codgitative radar, as you can see. If it’s any encouragement to my readers (I mean you, you, and … Continue reading

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“I was cured, all right…”

I’ve been floundering long enough. It has finally dawned on me. Pope Francis is right. He’s always been right. I am neither wise nor experienced enough to grasp his theological teachings and pastoral  strategy, much less to criticize them. He … Continue reading

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In which I praise Pope Francis…

…and truly, honestly, sincerely wish, indeed, I hope against hope, that some of the following could outweigh the impact of the other daft things he’s been saying lately. But in this vale of tears, scandal wins out more often than … Continue reading

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Aging like a fine wine, or at least a decent vinegar…

  The older I get, the more my favorite phrases become “I don’t know,” “Please explain,” and “Praise God anyway.”

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Endless Reformation…

Where can you find the most methodologically consistent Reformers in our day? In the Jesus Seminar! #stillBearingTheTorch

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Original sin is a mystery, yes…

…but one analogous to some very plain, and uncontroversial features of normal human life. Let’s say C inherits an often lethal disease x from A&B. A&B are responsible for giving C the care he needs for living with x. C … Continue reading

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