A Joyful Lent

To all my readers and friends, I hope that you will join me in seeking to keep a joyful and holy Lent. Lent is an invitation to embrace simplicity, silence, and prayer. If you are a person of faith in Christ, may this be a time in which you more fully enter into union with him. If you do not consider yourself a Christian, I hope you will join me and all other people of goodwill in praying for peace in the world and in our hearts, and especially for peace between those who are divided by … [Read more...]

Pagan Christianity?

Pagan Christianity? Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices Revised and Updated By Frank Viola and George Barna Carol Stream, IL: Barna (An Imprint of Tyndale House Publishers), 2008 Review by Carl McColmanFor years now, Neopagans have been joking (and griping) about how Christianity often appears as little more than a pagan ripoff. To find support for this claim, one need look no further than the marked similarity between many Catholic saints and pre-Christian deities (such as the Celtic … [Read more...]

Celtic Christian Texts Online

I'm on the email list of an independent Celtic Church and recently members have posted links to Celtic Christian resources online. Both of these look particularly promising:The University of Wales, Lampeter's Celtic Christianity e-LibraryUniversity College Cork's CELT (Corpus of Electronic TextsHappy reading! … [Read more...]

Trappists in Kenya

Here is a video concerning a Trappist monastery in Kenya and how the civic unrest their has affected the community.Please pray for peace in Kenya. … [Read more...]

For all who seek to develop their spiritual practice…

This question showed up in my email inbox this morning: If you could select three books to recommend to all who seek to develop their spiritual practice, what would they be? It's a tricky question because of the word "all." Two of the the three books I'm recommending here are Christian in origin and scope, but I believe all three can be profitably read by both Christians and non-Christians. Anyone with an ideologically rigid understanding of Christianity (either for or against) will have trouble … [Read more...]


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