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Joseph Mangina

Joseph (Joe) Mangina is professor of theology at Wycliffe College, Toronto.

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

With the launch of TLC's new website, you can now subscribe to Covenant, receiving it every day right in your inbox. — Editor. “The Holy Spirit is...

Figural Graffiti

With apologies to W.H. Auden  Everything within creation Speaks of Jesus’ Incarnation. Likewise too, his saving Passion Is shown forth in all that’s fashioned. The Word God spoke before...

Waiting for the Beloved: Advent in the Key of Love

News junkie that I am, I confess to indulging in a certain frequency of doomscrolling. I move from one story to another, compiling a...

Trinity, Technocracy, and Grace: Thoughts Occasioned by Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

In Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster movie Oppenheimer, the renowned physicist (played by Cillian Murphy) is twice heard quoting religious texts. One of these is...

Defamiliarizing Biblical Narrative: Or, On Keeping Scripture Weird

By Joseph L. Mangina The etymology of the word weird is, if not actually weird, then at least complicated and interesting. According to the Oxford...

Dust and Ashes

By Joseph Mangina "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” So run the familiar words spoken during the imposition of ashes...

Ripeness

By Joseph Mangina I suspect that among the reasons Advent is so beloved is that it gives us permission to suspend our toxic religious positivity and...

On Knowing and Not-Knowing God: Reflections on the Apophatic

By Joseph Mangina The theological college where I teach stands at the almost exact geographical center of a great university. Of all the disciplines...

Apocalypse and Memento Mori: Notes for a Blog Post About the End of the World

By Joseph Mangina When a colleague invited me to be part of an online panel on the theme of “Petroculture, War, and Democracy,” I must...

Bright Sadness: Notes on the Theology and Practice of Repentance

By Joseph Mangina When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “Repent” (Mt 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of...