Posts Tagged ‘Jesus Christ’

A third of Brit’s think Jesus was an extremist

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Nearly one in three British people who answered a poll said they thought Jesus was an extremist. In view of this result, Christians say they have growing concerns about government plans to crack down on “non-violent extremism”. Read more Related Posts:Episcopal Bishop Curry says ‘more to do’ as poll shows…Laughing Jesus pictures are cringePastor claims Read more

What exactly is Easter?

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

As a general principle, an honest man will want know what something is, or is said to be, before he decides whether he thinks it is true or that he must do anything about it. Take one’s relation to a doctor. Insofar as we deal with a doctor qua doctor, we want him to tell Read more

Will this be our last Holy Week?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Is Holy Week really worth the effort? If you talk to pastors, liturgists, choir directors, leaders of RCIA, etc., Holy Week is a time of frenetic activity, the culmination of much planning and lack of planning, and somehow—at least sometimes—inspiring. And then…? Well, a few weeks of lilies and extra “Alleluias!” and then back to Read more

Astounding Grace

Friday, February 10th, 2017

A new year tends to be a time of reflection. We’ve just celebrated another birthing of Christ Jesus in our lives and our faith is touched by a freshness, a feeling that we are at home with the Holy Family. The months ahead promise growth. The year will also deliver hard work. Living in this Read more

What keeps me going: hearing his voice

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

I live an incredible life. I’m shockingly blessed, getting to visit amazing places and encounter marvelous people. I’m privileged to walk with people as they come back to the Lord or encounter him in a personal way for the first time. Believe me, I’m grateful for my life. But it’s not always easy. For every Read more

Jesus does not hold copyright to book, German court rules

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

A German court has ruled that Jesus Christ does not hold the copyright to a book by a dead American psychologist. Helen Schucman, who died in 1981, had claimed that Jesus dictated the contents of her book “A Course in Miracles” during “waking dreams”. A German Christian academy published extracts from the book last year, Read more

New musical uses Britney Spears’ music to tell the story of Jesus Christ

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

“Is it the greatest story ever told to the greatest music ever written?” This is the question the creators of Spears The Musical: The Gospel According To Britney ask in regard to their new opera, which tells the story of Jesus Christ through the music of Britney Spears. According to the musical’s website, the show Read more

The cosmic outcast

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Catholics from China admit feeling embarrassed when they see a crucifix. Beyond the image of a tortured man suffering execution, the crucifixion depicts total humiliation, or “loss of face” as the Chinese say. To them, this seems harsher than the physical pain. The trouble with the crucifix is we no longer see it, but rather Read more

Roadside crosses mark the growth spot

Friday, March 1st, 2013

‘Why on earth do people use crosses to mark road deaths,’ asked my friend as we were setting the world to rights over a glass of vino. ‘It seems strange,’ she said, ‘it’s not as though they’d all be believers.’ Her question penetrated. I turned to talk to her but instead found myself looking back Read more

Living Lent …

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

It is the season of Lent. I struggle to find a meaningful, significant, relevant means of living this season – consciously, authentically, deliberately. Attending the Stations of the Cross is a traditional Lenten practice. But my recent experience seems to make a mockery of this devotional prayer. A formula recited at such a rapid pace Read more