Tag Archives: Jesus

Original Sin, Advent and Christian Hope

Earlier this week, I was having a discussion with a good-hearted atheist friend who argued that the existence of evil and the explanatory power of evolutionary biology combined to create a strong argument against the existence of God and in … Continue reading

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The God of Joy and Laughter

“Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God” — Teilhard de Chardin I am currently in the second week of my online Ignatian Retreat. Each morning before I begin my prayer, I ask God for a grace. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 10, 2013): God of the Living and the Dead

This weekend is the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. We are approaching the end of the liturgical year and the theme is on the afterlife. One of the hallmark beliefs that separates Christianity from … Continue reading

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The Development of the Idea of God in the Bible

Today’s Questions, an outstanding blog that I follow had a great article on the development in the understanding of God in the Christian Bible. I strongly encourage you to read the entire post here, but set forth below is the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 3, 2013): God’s Redemptive Grace

This weekend is the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. We continue the themes from last Sunday: God’s attitude towards the sinner and the social outcast. Today’s reflection comes from the great Jesuit site Living Space. … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 21, 2013): Universe and Incarnation

  “[I]t appears contradictory (to the nature of participated being) to imagine God creating an isolated thing. Only one being can exist in isolation: Ens a se (Being which exists only in itself). Everything which is not God is essentially … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 5, 2013): Patience and Faith

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”  This week is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can … Continue reading

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