Religion is a word and category that has come under considerable criticism over the last few centuries. And this, not merely by atheists or secularists, but by modern Christians, scholars, … Continue Reading What is Chivalry? (Part 3)
Many of us have probably experienced something of the “worship wars” which exist as an unfortunate accident in the history of the Church. Whether in Protestant or Catholic settings; whether … Continue Reading Church Music
One often hears the phrase, “chivalry is dead.” And by this it is not always clear what is being referred to. By chivalry do they mean romantic feeling? Or perhaps … Continue Reading What is Chivalry? (Part 1)
“I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me” (John 8:28b). “I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I … Continue Reading Our (God) Problem with Patriarchy
Today (Dec. 28th/29th) the Christian Church recognizes the deaths of the Holy Innocents who died in the place of the Christ child in Bethlehem at the order of Herod and … Continue Reading The Holy Innocents
I’ve written elsewhere about Jesus as “son of the carpenter” (Mt. 13:55). This short statement from the gospel can be understood in terms of Christ’s unique filial relationship to both … Continue Reading Holy, Hidden, Father
“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?” (Mt. 13:55). How many times have we heard this phrase from the Gospel? And we might have been tempted to hear it merely as a … Continue Reading The Carpenter’s Son
Christ’s disciples are called even to ‘sell’ their possessions if needs be, in order to defend the Church and Christians.