Tag Archives: personal narrative

When Nothing Else Works

It’s not for everyone. Perhaps it’s a good time to remind ourselves that Radix Fidem is not meant to be universal, something that represents the one true path of faith for the whole human race. Honestly, it’s quite the opposite. … Continue reading

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Only If You Tell Me

A critical element in pastoral counseling is helping people accept who they are and what they are made of, and to stop trying to change things that don’t need changing. It’s an art, a moral art form that yields precious … Continue reading

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Experiential Lore

Some of you are aware that Paul in particular, but a couple other writers in the New Testament, mentioned oral lore connected with the Old Testament. I suppose it’s what the Talmud should have been, and would have been before … Continue reading

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Mission Priorities

Our path is communion with Creation. We don’t have wisdom so much as we participate in divine wisdom. Sometimes we can communicate that wisdom to other people as a way of signalling that we can offer something worth their attention. … Continue reading

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Nothing Personal, But It’s Personal

There is nothing particularly virtuous, nor sinful, about activism. Start with holy cynicism and not taking yourself too seriously. If activism is simply a part of your personal character, then be activist. Do it because it’s essential to who you … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Surprised

Paul had a secular skill as a tent maker. That term referred to a wide array of actual products made from heavy fabrics, leather and rope. As you might expect, he could also do sails and ship rigging. In some … Continue reading

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Virtual Touch

Religion is in your head; faith is in your heart. True religion from faith is in your hands. I realize how difficult it is to portray faith in mere words on a computer screen. If all we have is the … Continue reading

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