Archives for Apr 1, 2012 @ 15:03

Fasting and Desire

I was reading Rob Moll’s piece on fasting in the recent online edition of CT and it occurred to me again that the early church captured fasting as a way of curbing desire. Fasting and all other spiritual disciplines are not simply reminders of other more important things. We may use hunger like a string [Read More…]

Jesus and Healthcare Reform

By John Blake at OK, I want to say just two things: to implicate Jesus in this debate requires patient study of ancient culture, the texts of the Gospels, and it also means we have to understand how the economy works. It’s not a simple “Jesus gave to the poor so vote for health [Read More…]

So where’s the Bible belt?

From Gallup: [Read more…]

Palm Sunday’s Readings

From the Gospel: Mark 11:1-11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie [Read More…]

Prayer for Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also [Read More…]