Posts Tagged ‘Theology’

Digital media Masses – guidelines are needed Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Digital media Masses need guidelines to set them apart from other TV shows people watch, theologian Dr. Katherine Schmidt says. “There are ways to make choices in our livestreams and recordings that mark them as a different kind of space, a sacred space, to minimize distractions,” she says. Schmidt, who has been studying the relationship Read more

When and where trauma and theology meet Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

“I hated my body. It fundamentally let me down. The trauma of miscarriage, reproductive loss and infertility changed who I was, changed my whole life, and I blamed my body. My body had failed to do the one thing I felt, as a woman, it ought to be able to do.” With these words, Karen Read more

Only a new theology can save the Church Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

One of Germany’s new bishops is calling for a “new theology” as an urgent response to revelations of the clerical abuse of power. “We still haven’t fully realised that the crisis of confidence is charging into the Church’s timberwork with unmitigated force,” Bishop Heiner Wilmer says. He has already drawn criticism from the establishment when, Read more

Dialogue and mercy at the heart of theological development Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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Theological development comes through dialogue, Pope Francis said in a speech at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy in Naples. He also identified an aggressive defence of doctrine as unhelpful as it seeks to impose its beliefs on others. Fidelity to the Gospel “implies a style of life and of proclamation without a spirit Read more

We need more theologians to make sense of the world today Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Students are losing faith in religious higher education, so the evidence suggests. Earlier this year a prime specialist theology and philosophy institution in the UK, Heythrop College, closed its doors after 400 years of teaching. Founded in 1614 by the Society of Jesus, and part of the University of London since 1970, Heythrop had a mission Read more

Power, celibacy and sexual morality links hammered home Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

A professor of dogmatic theology told a recent episcopal conference to face up to the destructive link that is ‘now impossible to deny’ between ‘power, celibacy and sexual morality in the Church’. German theologian Julia Knop said a “leaden silence” descended on the assembly from the moment she began to speak. At the Plenary Assembly Read more

Handling divine and political barriers: A womanist perspective Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

I remember sitting in Cannon Chapel (Emory University) and listening to Dr. Tamura Lomax[1] preach a sermon from the perspective of The Canaanite Woman found in the Gospel of Matthew 15: 21-28. We were both matriculating through seminary as MDiv students and I was just in awe of her scholarship and the ease at which Read more

Postgrad qualifications for faith-based leaders Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Starting in 2019, leaders in faith-based organisations will be able to gain postgraduate qualifications at Otago University. The Department of Theology and Religion is offering two qualifications a Postgraduate Diploma in Faith-Based Leadership and Management and a Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management Describing the qualifications as “much-needed” the Salvation Army Principal Adviser, Dr Greg Coyle Read more

Contempt has no place in free speech debate Comments 0

Monday, August 20th, 2018
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It’s often said that when America sneezes, the world gets a cold. In the time of Trump, it means we might worry that when America gets a little crazy, the rest of the world might go mad. In years past, New Zealand’s geographical isolation provided a measure of natural immunity to foreign viruses. Today, however, Read more

Do you know what these strange “Catholic’ words mean? Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

How many of these words do you know the meaning of? Cuauhtlatoatzin, Filioque, Hypostatic, Oikonomia, Paraclete, Kyrie Eleison, Parousia, Tekakwitha, Prophecy, Viaticum, Catechesis. Click here to find out Related Posts:Never “go to war” over timing of ConfirmationAre women involved in a toxic relationship with the church?Put catechesis on hold, rethink Christian formationBay of Plenty couple Read more