From kingdom to truth

The Word preached that one last time to that practical philosopher Pontius Pilate, and he spoke of the truth.

The paradox of this week

Our highly choreographed liturgies, our rituals of human achievement, may be tinged with failure.

Justice, the sorrowful mysteries, and a future unity

I’ve been tracking the reaction to Bishop Daniel Martins’s post “Jesus, Mel Gibson, and the alpha issue,” posted on Monday. It has provoked a number of people to articulate some kind of alternative theological space.

Telling the Passion

When he devised the first nativity scene, Francis of Assisi wanted to show that God had a share in poverty. In a similar way and in roughly the same period, the five wounds of Christ were the subject of devotion in prayers, poems, meditations, charms, and even guilds.

It isn’t fair, Manasseh

Justice, it would seem, is deferred. Our fathers pass the buck to us, and we pass it to the next generation.

The enemies of the Cross

How have we set ourselves up as enemies of the Cross? In what ways have we avoided the suffering which establishes community?

What’s love got to do with it?

A few days ago I attended the annual meeting of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis. One speaker spoke of the role of love in recovery.