Living the word

Paula Gooder 04-01-2005
It is often said that what you pay for something affects how much you value it.

It is often said that what you pay for something affects how much you value it. In other words, the more you pay, the more you cherish it. I suspect that the reverse is also true: the things you cherish the most are the things for which you are prepared to

Paula Gooder 03-01-2005
The resurrection makes hope a permanent and immovable feature of the new creature in which we now dwell.
Paula Gooder 02-01-2005
The story of the Bible is one of increasing inclusion.
Paula Gooder 01-01-2005
Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb?

Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb? The moth simply cannot help but be drawn to the bulb’s brilliance. The season of Epiphany celebrates a theme a little like this - only we are the moths and the bulb is God’s

Michaela Bruzzese 08-01-2004
Six months after Ash Wednesday,

Six months after Ash Wednesday, we are gifted with another month of reminders of its most basic and important lessons. Once again we have an opportunity to recognize our false idols - especially the most persistent: wealth, power, and ego - and to turn back to God, the source of true power and a

Michaela Bruzzese 05-01-2004
The history of the struggles of the oppressed is the history of the call of the Holy Spirit to a divided world,

The history of the struggles of the oppressed is the history of the call of the Holy Spirit to a divided world, writes Mexican theologian Maria Pilar Aquino in Our Cry for Life. For

Michaela Bruzzese 04-01-2004

"Only in our doing can we grasp you, only with our hands can we illumine you....

Michaela Bruzzese 03-01-2004
Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Michaela Bruzzese 02-01-2004

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

Michaela Bruzzese 01-01-2004
Matthew, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus in their own words.
Michaela Bruzzese 11-01-2003

Rabbi Tarfon said, "The day is short. The work is long. We are not enjoined to complete the task.

Michaela Bruzzese 09-01-2003

"We must re-vision Christian faith as a combative, argumentative, and emancipatory" practice that seeks "the well-being of all." 

Michaela Bruzzese 07-01-2003

"That's when I want you—you knower of my emptiness, you unspeaking partner to my sorrow. That's when I need you, God, like food," wrote Rainer Maria Rilke in his Book of Hours.

Michaela Bruzzese 05-01-2003

Despite Jesus' greeting to the disciples, the weeks following his resurrection are anything but peaceful for the struggling community.

Lauren F. Winner 03-01-2003

I've grown a little cynical about Lenten devotion.

Lauren F. Winner 01-01-2003

Epiphany: It's one of the most "religious" words there is.

Kari Jo Verhulst 11-01-2002
Bible Study
Kari Jo Verhulst 05-01-2002

These weeks from Easter to Pentecost memorialize the calling forth and sending out of Jesus' witnesses.

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