Category: Doctrine and Belief

Merton Monday 27

  Every one of us forms an idea of Christ that is limited and incomplete. It is cut according to our own measure. We tend to create for ourselves a Christ in our own image, a projection of our own aspirations, desires and ideals. We find...

Avoiding Extremes

I’ve been working on this one a while. Finally got it dusted off… While I believe in absolute truth, I don’t believe it’s easily ascertainable. One of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of religion is that sometimes things are viewed as absolute truth when they...

The Lord Our God is One God

The Lord Our God is One God

I have no idea where I was, nor what I was reading, but two or three weeks ago I ran across a Christian’s claim that “the Muslim God is not the God of the Christian.” Hmmm. Well, this statement could have just as easily been made...

Backtracking

I sort of like to backpack once in a while. I like the feeling of accomplishment I get from it, I like getting away from civilization so to speak, and most of all I like the simplicity of it. But it’s not like it’s my favorite...

Merton Monday 22

  One of the first signs of a saint may well be the fact that other people do not know what to make of him. In fact, they are not sure whether he is crazy or only proud; but it must at least be pride to...

Spans, Canyons and Divides

If I had to claim at present an area of research for my degree, I’d say that ostensibly it’s about “Building bridges and spanning spaces.” Supposedly I concern myself with internarrative spaces and the breakdown of communication between discourse communities. And, of course, magical ways of...