Merton Monday: Being & Doing

“Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm. If we strive to be happy by filling all the silences of life with sounds, productive by turning all life’s leisure into work, and real […]

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Jesus: Man of Steel?

I went to see “Man of Steel.” I liked it. Didn’t love it. Prior to seeing the movie, I had been told time and time again about how much Jesus imagery there was in the movie. So, naturally, as someone in professional ministry, I prepared myself to lead the audience in an altar call following […]

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lex orandi, lex credendi

  I am thankful to have grown up in a church that emphasized and nurtured a “personal relationship” with God and taught us, as children, to be comfortable just “shootin’ the breeze” with Jesus. However, Christianity isn’t just a relationship. It is very much a religion. I am a religious person because I pray. More […]

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