Monthly Archives: March 2013

Holy Week 2013: Death By Association

Holy Monday John 12: 1-11 Tucked away in the holy-week story is a verse about Lazarus that we can easily overlook.  John tells us that he was in the chief priests’ cross-hairs along with Jesus.  Apparently, Lazarus’ experience and his … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013: Shouting Stones

Palm Sunday Luke 19: 28-40 Sometimes the church embarrasses me by its silence–that is, by its failures to proclaim the gospel in word and deed.  Sometimes I join the failure with a witness that leaves the gospel silent in a … Continue reading

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In-Sight: “The Presidency of Love”

Just yesterday, I learned how the Bishop of Rome (the Pope) came to be viewed as the leader among peers.  I had thought it was because of Rome’s power and/or St. Peter’s being the first Pope who led from there. … Continue reading

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In-Sight: The Purpose of Lent

As we draw near to Holy Week, I have been using insights from a homily I read recently to think about the purpose of Lent.  Each year, we go on this lengthy journey.  Why? The homily put it starkly:  to … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Rule: Creativity

At first glance, it might seem that the vow of stability would produce stagnation.  But for Benedict, the exact opposite is the case.  It produces creativity.  Why is this? Simply because it is as we focus ourselves that our minds … Continue reading

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Editorial: In Memorium–Gordon Cosby

Yesterday (Wednesday), one of God’s modern-day saints went to heaven.  Gordon Cosby (1918-2013) along with his wife, Mary founded The Church of the Savior in Washington D.C. in the 1940’s. For many in my generation, the Cosbys were inspirations and … Continue reading

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Ministry Musings: Aim at Improvement

(Note: This is the final post on the subject of discernment.  If you want to review the entire series, go to “Ministry Musings” on August 30, 2012, where the first posting was made)…. A surprising discovery I have made in … Continue reading

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