Daily Archives: 11 June 2008

Ecumenism and a Musical Theology of Doctrine

(This is Neil.) First, let me congratulate Todd on his successful offer on the house mercifully devoid of “fungal mass.” Whoever thought that Iowa could be so exciting – or perilous? But here I want to direct your attention to … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Matthew 7:21, 24-29

The Sermon on the Mount contributes three possible Gospel readings for the wedding liturgy. The Beatitudes and the following Scripture provide the bookends of that text: Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’      … Continue reading

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Mapping Heaven

The ever-fascinating blog strange maps provides a view of heaven, via the illustration of Malachi Ward. Here’s the big picture. Of special interest is the “Damned Viewer.” From Adolf Hitler to your philandering boss to the atheist next door, watch … Continue reading

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Stranded In Space

Ian O’Neill at Universe today reports on astronaut Mike Kelly’s concern that a person could get stranded in the center of the ISS’s new Kibo module. Interior space is thirty-seven by fourteen. An inattentive astronaut might drift slowly to the … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Choosing Readings

When in a situation in which people may choose Scripture readings–and here I speak primarily of weddings and funerals–most priests and liturgists I know give the grieving family or the engaged couple pretty wide latitude. These days, we rarely get … Continue reading

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FIYH 27-29: More on Exegesis

This document we’re looking at is the US Bishop’s Fulfilled in your Hearing. It is available as a pdf online at the USCCB web page. Continuing with yesterday’s theme of exegesis, the bishops first suggest a basic preacher’s library: [27] … Continue reading

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