Monthly Archives: July 2008

Philippians as a Model for Preaching

(This is Neil) Since Todd has been providing excerpts from and commentary on Fulfilled in Your Hearing, I thought that I’d contribute a short post on preaching. And, since it is the Year of St Paul, and Philippians 2 makes … Continue reading

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FIYH 92-93: Letting Go

In a short section titled, “letting Go,” the bishops advise spiritually: [92] Sometime in the middle of the preparation process we should allow our­selves to step back from the work we are doing and give free reign to the subconscious … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagination: End of the Age of the Eye

In 1892, we can note the last human eye discovery of a solar system satellite. The eye belonged to Edward Emerson Barnard who, working at the Lick Observatory in California, found a fifth satellite of Jupiter. Hereafter, every subsequent satellite … Continue reading

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Blog Report

We had an all-day road trip yesterday to the Twin Cities and back to drop off the young miss for camp. Anita and I spent the afternoon at the Minnesota Zoo. I took some images there, especially of the flutterbys. … Continue reading

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Yves Congar on Ecumenism and Conversion

(This is Neil) … The more closely we strive for a deeper understanding of the divine mysteries, the more eloquently our works of charity will speak of God’s bountiful goodness and love towards all. Saint Augustine expressed the nexus between … Continue reading

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FIYH 89-91: Study and Further Reflection

A particular short-cut is a problem for preachers: [89] One of the major temptations of students when they are assigned a paper is immediately to run to the “experts.” The same temptation afflicts preachers. All too often our preparation for … Continue reading

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