The Benedictine Way – 6

Conversion of Life is the wild-eyed and grace filled, unpredictable part of the spiritual way. Conversion of life means ‘change of life’ and real change entails risk, uncertainty and the adventure of going into the unknown. In the spiritual life it means accepting the work of the Holy Spirit–who may be doing things his way [Read More...]

Heaven in You

An observation from Dr.Francis Beckwith, the former Evangelical scholar who recently reverted to the Catholic faith. “Protestants are concerned about how to get you to heaven,” he said. “Catholics are more concerned about getting heaven into you.” H-T – Carl Olson [Read more...]

JON

B16 says in Jesus of Nazareth, “The Scriptures can only rightly be interpreted in the lives of the saints.” Doesn’t that just kick you? Not first and foremost textual criticism. Not redaction criticism. Not the historico-critical method. Not psychological interpretations or feminist interpretations or lesbi gay trans reading. Not the Schofield reference Bible or Mrs [Read More...]

Politics

My fourth of July post has stirred up the political side of people. When it comes to politics, I confess to an almost total lack of interest. This dis-interest has been with me as long as I can remember, and I suppose it has its roots in my Mennonite ancestry. Perhaps I should care more [Read More...]

Liberals and Evangelicals

I have been skimming through the work of Donna Schaper–the UCC/Baptist pastor in New York City who has admitted publicly to an abortion and that she considers what she did to be murder. Here’s Donna Schaper preaching at a Good Friday Service. This was a joint service between some of her flock and members of [Read More...]

The Benedictine Way – 5

After the vows of stability and obedience is the third vow of Conversion of Life. This is the part where the spiritual life gets some kick and zing. Obedience and stability seem dull and pedestrian, but conversion of life is what it is all about. Conversion of life is not just that a person seeks [Read More...]


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