Posts Tagged ‘Theology’

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
free speech

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:Depends on meaningTranslations of the Pope’s speeches…Reading the BiblePope’s words aren’t always official…

A lay spirituality for our times Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2018
lay spirituality

2017 Lay Spirituality: From Traditional to Postmodern may well be regarded as a sequel to Pierre Hegy’s two previous volumes: Wake Up, Lazarus!: On Catholic Renewal (2011) and Wake Up, Lazarus!: Paths to Catholic Renewal (2013). What binds these volumes together and makes them unique is the use of sociological methods to understand church practices Read more

Pastoral work and theology cannot be separated Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017
pastoral theology

We often hear it said of Pope Francis: “He’s not a great theologian, but he is a great pastor,” as if this assertion made any sense. As a theologian who shares Pope Francis’s heritage of Latin American Catholicism, I strongly disagree. Pope Francis is a terrific theologian, whose theology is coherent and cogent because it Read more

Scientists, theologians, philosophers discuss what constitutes life Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Progress in understanding new biology may create a new phase in the scientific explanation of life, say some of the 100 scientists, theologians and philosophers who gathered for a conference at England’s Oxford University last week. They say rapid advances made in biological research in recent decades are raising questions about what they mean for 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

Scientist, theologian, mother Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

How many people do you know who can give you a technical description of photosynthesis and quote from Ludwig Ott’s Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma? Dr. Stacy Trasancos ( is one such person, accomplished in both science and theology. A native of Texas, Trasancos’s love of nature and insatiable curiosity led her to eventually earn a Read more

Francis praises Benedict in new book Comments 0

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Benedict XVI’s resignation and withdrawal into a life of prayer has taught the Church a lesson of doing “theology on its knees”, Pope Francis has said. Francis wrote this in the preface of a new book by the Pope Emeritus, titled “Teaching and Learning the Love of God”. It is the first volume of several Read more