Seems to me there are obviously two primary modes for religious practice in this world. That...Read More
The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power. The path of Christ, the political commitment to – truth, – servanthood, – proclamation, and – suffering love, is despite appearances, the channel of the...Read More
I’ve been over at that nursing blog again (see “Fear and Courage in the Ambulance”). Here are some quotes about a Norwegian philosopher-nurse justifying compassion as a basic value. Kari Martinsen is an intense...Read More
Words of Jesus, who is called “Christ.” It is from his title that we derive the word “Christian” (from Matthew 25:34-46) These are precisely the “kinds of people” we instinctively turn away...Read More
My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world. [from Adrienne Rich, “Natural...Read More
Shadia Drury writes of …the sort of perverse masculinity…for [which] fatherhood is a totally foreign ideal. Instead of being fathers and husbands, men are the inhabitants of ‘guy land where life is one large...Read More
Since our hate is usually a direct response to an evil done to us, our hate almost invariably causes us to respond in the terms laid down by the enemy.