Introduction “Why the hell are you moving here?” This is the first question I received upon arriving in the small Louisiana Delta town of Lake Providence in the fall of 2016. I was checking into one of the town’s two motels, and the clerk behind the counter was confounded when I told her I was … Continue reading Liberation on the Margins
Love is the active concern for the life and growth of that which we love. [i]Eric Fromm, The Art of Loving Did I understand love before I knew you? Love, I don't believe I fully understood it until I saw you. In fact, I know I didn't. I couldn't fully see it in all its … Continue reading For Ava. Thoughts on Parental Love, Liminality, and God.
Thomas Groome rightfully asserts that “all statistics indicate a significant falling away from the practice of faith” (2011, 7). There are many reasons for this, yet Groome further explains that “all the disenchantment of our age will not obliterate the innate human disposition for the spiritual or religious” (10) and because of this “informing and … Continue reading Correlating Writings of Dorothy Day and Thomas Groome: There Will be Faith
The liturgy of Holy Week teaches us that a crisis situation (limit situation) can be a defining moment—it can make us or break us. On the first day of the week (now celebrated as Palm Sunday), a few days before Passover, Jesus entered Jerusalem knowing that he was about to fulfil his destiny. He knew … Continue reading Limit Situations: Not Limiting but Empowering
We want only to show you something we have seen and to tell you something we have heard: That in the midst of the old creation there is a New Creation, and that this New Creation is manifest in Jesus who is called the Christ. [i]Paul Tillich, The New Being, What does it mean to … Continue reading See, this is New!