Tag: Doctrine

Faith: Stories, Encounters, Jesus, God of Love, the Poor and the Environment – Maybe Making a Mess

How can people rediscover faith as a series of stories and encounters rather than being reduced to a system of abstractions and beliefs? An influential voice in the worlds of progressive Evangelicalism and “emerging” Christianity, Brian McLaren envisions a community where diversity no longer means division. A provocative conversation on the meaning and future of Church in a 21st-century world.

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Love the Centrepiece

It’s easy to get caught up in theorizing about God, but within our everyday lives reality is what matters most to the people around us. Theorizing only becomes important once it becomes relevant and practical and applicable to our lives.

When I’m sick, and you bring me a meal, I don’t care whether you’re a Calvinist or Arminian.

When I’m poor, and you give me some food and money, I don’t care if you’re pre-millennial or post-millennial.

When I’m in the hospital, and you send me a get-well basket, I don’t care what your church denomination is. Read more

Pope Francis softening tone, not stance, Cardinal Sean O’Malley says – Metro – The Boston Globe

 

Cardinal Sean O’Malley cautions that those with high expectations that the shift in tone presages major changes in church teachings on contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and other flashpoint issues are likely to be disappointed.

Pope Francis softening tone, not stance, Cardinal Sean O’Malley says – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mary Karr on Busted Halo

Best- selling author, Mary Karr, was recently interviewed by Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP (Host of the Busted Halo Show on Sirius XM). The interview took place  May 11th, 2011 from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City. The interview was entitled, “From Busted to Believer: the Journey of an Unlikely Catholic.” Quoting Pope John XXIII, Mary Karr points out that the church is a Hospital for Sinners, not a Hotel for Saints” – and everything she says resonates with this. If you watch the video of the interview, I guarantee that she is going to touch a few nerves – maybe inspire, anger, frustrate, edify….. One thing about the video, it is real! The interview was recorded as part of the 10th anniversary  celebration of http://www.bustedhalo.com.