Day: December 28, 2007

Homeless people’s stories

A new book published in Canada presents the experience of the homeless in that country in their own words. The collection was the brainchild of Cathy Crowe, an activist for the homeless. The hope is that the accounts will stir the conscience of the people of Canada to push for more effective programs to end homelessness in that country.

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Too many british bishops?

There are plans on file to reduce the number of bishop but not the number of dioceses in an attempt to reduce the operating costs of the Church of England. The primary targets are dioceses that have more than three bishops serving them.

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Heschel Centennial

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rabbi Abraham Heschel. There is a new biography which tries to present him in the

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Wealth Gospel foundering?

For many years people have suggested that if there is a uniquely American contribution to heresy, it is that of the “Health and Wealth” gospel.

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7 steps in discipleship

Submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is a whopper! Especially to those of us individualistic Americans living in a consumer society where the customer is always right. “Who are we gonna follow for very long?” It is just so hard for us to submit to anyone at all, willingly, let alone to a mystical Christ.

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Disruption at work

Sorting through the stack of cards that arrived at our house last Christmas, I note that all kinds of symbols have edged their way into the celebration. Overwhelmingly, the landscape scenes render New England towns buried in snow, usually with the added touch of a horse-drawn sleigh.

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