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February 19, 2004 Archives

Qutoes of the Day

posted by awelborn

From the comments boxes of this blog: “It’s not the whiteness, it’s the niceness” and “Down Willow Creek without a paddle.”

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I give up, again.

posted by awelborn

CT Film Forum has some early reviews In an article appearing soon at Steve Lansingh’s The Film Forum, film critic Stef Loy says, “The Passion of the Christ is a visceral, cinematic pulse enabler, raw and bloody, ready to bite […]

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Black Theology and the Passion

posted by awelborn

via the Martin Marty Center I’m intrigued by another possibility of response. Based on the excerpts that I have seen, I think the movie will offend many mainstream white religious audiences and resonate deeply with most blacks. The icons, art, […]

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Another Way to Pray the Passion

posted by awelborn

The Biblical Way of the Cross that Michael and I wrote a little while back. I’ve put it up for sale at the bookstore. No, this isn’t The Book. I’m not allowed to discuss that yet. Once the publisher actually […]

Psychoanalysis is Dead…

posted by awelborn

…so how does that make you feel? A piece in the LATimes Freud is truly in a class of his own. Arguably no other notable figure in history was so fantastically wrong about nearly every important thing he had to […]

Jason Berry in NCR

posted by awelborn

Reflecting on the abuse crisis, and in particular a bishop’s role: Although many priests have made impassioned statements of solidarity with victims, few have publicly criticized the bishops. That silence may change after Feb. 27. Priests need to affirm the […]

HMSU & You & Me!

posted by awelborn

You’re invited to run on over to Heart, Mind and Strength University for Living and check out the workshops, including mine on Parables – one-on-one online interaction, enrichment and education!

I give up

posted by awelborn

I didn’t want to keep posting about That Film, but people keep writing about it. So we’ll just devote a post a’ day to it: From the NYPost: Selling nails as licensed products. This is not entirely new. I don’t […]

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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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