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I have a Rancilio Silvia espresso machine. I had a wonderful cup of latte this morning but forgot to turn the machine off. (I did not leave the steaming wand on.) When I got home this evening, I thought I’d […]

How many e-mails are stored in your Inbox? As I type this, I’ve got three and one of those is no more than a reminder for tomorrow morning? I try to keep my Inbox to less than ten, and that […]

Knowledge of the “word” (logos) is not enough for James. Any listening that does not lead to doing is not proper listening and is not enough. So James says in 1:22-25: 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so […]

We started a discussion a while ago on University Ministry  – a discussion I would like to continue today. And I think the initial question to shape thinking is quite simple: What is the purpose or aim of a College […]

 The first two heresies were about who Christ is/was. The next two are about how the divine and the human nature are related. The first concerned Nestorius and Theotokos, the God-bearer. The next heresy is from Eutyches and Eutychianism or […]

Here are the characteristics of the Facebook Generation (via Fr Rob). What do you think? 1. All ideas compete on an equal footing. 2. Contribution counts for more than credentials. 3. Hierarchies are natural, not prescribed. 4. Leaders serve rather […]

We will look this week at James 1:22-25, and I want to begin by quoting these most important of verses: 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the […]

The gospel is my focus in study and research these days, and the subject of most my extra lectures I’m giving at various places, and I want to post two definitions of the gospel I’ve recently seen. How do you […]

Here is a good conversation starter; something I think should be asked of every ministry spouse.  How do you [as a ministry spouse] introduce yourself? When you are at church, do you introduce yourself as, “the pastor’s wife” or  as […]

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our […]

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