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The Problem of Defining God: Finding Unity with Atheists in Wonder and Community

Part of the problem of the public discourse on religion is that, like so many other issues, the discussion gets framed by the radical fringes.  On one side, you have the fundamentalist theists (mostly Christians in the US) who have … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 13, 2013): Belief, Obedience and Gratitude

This week is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The themes are belief, obedience and gratitude. The first reading talks about the how the pagan General Naaman believed in and followed the instructions of … Continue reading

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Feast of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

“I believe that we are not real social workers. We may be doing social work in the eyes of the people, but we are really contemplatives in the heart of the world. For we are touching the Body of Christ … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 11, 2013): Examined Faith Leads to a Deeper Faith

Today is the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  The weekly readings can be found here.  For the reflection, I would like to focus on a quote from the Second Reading, a letter to the Hebrews:  “Faith is the realization of what … Continue reading

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The Skepticism of St. Thomas and Finding Faith Through Doubt

St. Thomas is one the apostles I can most easily identify with due to his skepticism on the resurrection of Jesus: “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt (Part III) (Common Ground with Nonbelievers)

This is Part III of the relationship between faith and doubt (primarily in a Christian context but the same principles apply for other religious traditions).  In Part I, I described some of my own faith journey and the excerpt from … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt to Grow Into a Mature Faith (Part II)

“Worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings” — Romans 12:1 (Jerusalem Bible Translation) In Part I of this series, I talked a bit about my own personal journey of how embracing doubt helped … Continue reading

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