Posts Tagged ‘God’

God is not Digital Comments 0

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Young people may use digital and social media, but what we ultimately desire lies far beyond it. “Digital pastoral care” as a way to meet young people where they are remains a main topic of conversation for bishops and auditors at the Synod on the Youth. Bishops are aware that young people, many of whom Read more

It’s getting harder to talk about God Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018
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More than 70 percent of Americans identify as Christian, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to them. An overwhelming majority of people say that they don’t feel comfortable speaking about faith, most of the time. During the Great Depression, the playwright Thornton Wilder remarked, “The revival in religion will be a rhetorical problem — Read more

Did God create evil Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018
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In Kenya there is a common call and response: “God is good” the speaker calls out and almost reflexively the room answers, “All the time, for that is his nature.” But if God is good, all the time, why is there evil? This is one of the oldest and most persistent human questions for Christian Read more

Is God male? Changes afoot in Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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The terms for God, in the poetic language of the prayers written for centuries, have almost always been male: Father. King. Lord. And in the Episcopal Church, the language of prayer matters. The Book of Common Prayer, the text used in every Episcopal congregation, is cherished as a core element of Episcopal identity. This week, Read more

God, noun or verb? Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018
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In my head, the teacher still taps her ruler on the backboard, saying, “A noun is a naming word. A verb is a doing word.” Now I want to ask, is the word God noun or verb? Surely it has to be a verb. I suspect that God as noun is an idol of my Read more

Advent forms us in the art of desiring God Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Timothy O’Malley, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Liturgy and author of the recently released book Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life, believes good liturgy is the key to new evangelization. In an interview with Crux, O’Malley offers his take on how Catholics should seize the many opportunities for the renewal Read more

God walks behind us Comments 1

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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It is said that God walks behind us, picking up those parts of our life that we choose to discard. The imperfection, failure, shame we try to leave behind in our desire to live “good” lives, is God’s treasure, the true gold of our life story. It is the precisely that part of us, and Read more

Catholic puzzle book hopes to point readers to God Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

With hopes of leading Catholics to a deeper search for Christ, a new puzzle book from Ave Maria Press challenges readers to expand their interaction with God’s mysteries. “I open the book with a quote from Proverbs 25:2, ‘It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search Read more

Is God boosting Stephen Colbert’s ratings? Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
God - Jonathan Merritt

Before 2017, Jimmy Fallon dominated Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel in the late night talk show ratings wars. But Colbert has since emerged as the victor, besting his rivals in overall viewership for the recently concluded 2016-2017 season. Colbert ended the September-to-May season with an average of 3.19 million nightly viewers, compared to Fallon’s 3.17 million and Read more

Fidget spinners and the Trinity Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The tripartite design  of the fidget spinner does resemble certain images of the Trinity. And while objects like three-leaf clovers have been touted in the past as analogies for God’s triune nature, the Fidget Spinner goes further because it spins. And so perhaps better captures the dynamic movement, equality and relationality of the Godhead. Continue Read more