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January 12, 2004 Archives

The Candidates and God

posted by awelborn

Beliefnet keeps up with what they have to say.

O’Connor v. Nihilism

posted by awelborn

A CT review of a new book on Flannery O’Connor The context of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction, as Edmondson makes clear, was “the threat of nihilism to human civilization.” As the title intimates, where Friedrich Nietzsche sought to take humanity “beyond […]

Evangelicals’ Favorite Catholic

posted by awelborn

Brendan Manning, author and speaker. In a yet unpublished interview with Christianity Today, Manning said that the majority of his readers and retreat attendees are evangelicals. When asked why evangelicals are especially drawn to him, he said: “I’ve tried to […]

I’ll be quiet now

posted by awelborn

And let you consider one reader’s take: You wrote, “Where is our missionary impulse to the unchurched among us?” Good question. The answer is ‘which one’?

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »


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