Italian Building Walls

I like the walls of building in Italian villages and cities. The walls tells stories of age and repair and design. So, when Kris and I are sipping a latte at an outdoor cafe, my eyes often wander to the exteriors of buildings I can see. Here are three, one from Monteriggioni, Assisi, and Volpaia: [Read more...]

The Pope’s Most Recent Encyclical 2

Once again, Mary Veeneman, professor in theology at North Park University, steps up to guide us into understanding Pope Benedict XVI’s most recent statement. This is the second of a two-part post. Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate is the latest document in the corpus of Catholic Social Teaching, as we have been discussing.  One [Read More...]

The Pope’s Most Recent Encyclical 2

Once again, Mary Veeneman, professor in theology at North Park University, steps up to guide us into understanding Pope Benedict XVI’s most recent statement. This is the second of a two-part post. Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate is the latest document in the corpus of Catholic Social Teaching, as we have been discussing.  One [Read More...]

Beginning with God 9

It all begins with God — what we think about God shapes what we think about ourselves and those around us and our world. It begins with God. What is our “narrative” of God? What are the narratives that hinder our perception and life in God? James Bryan Smith, in The Good and Beautiful God: [Read More...]


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