A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War How J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918 by Joseph Loconte Author Joseph Loconte is a masterful writer. In his book A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and a Great War, Loconte...

To be a saint

“To be a saint means to be myself,” Thomas Merton wrote in his 1949 book New Seeds of Contemplation. “Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is, in fact, the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.” Christ reveals who we are to...

Resurrection

“We have become unaware of how our actions and lifestyles contribute to the destruction of both God’s creation and human dignity. We like to focus on the promise of the Easter Resurrection, instead of dwelling on Ash Wednesday’s call for repentance or the suffering of...
Leaplings All

Leaplings All

Leaplings All Lectionary 28 February 2016 Third Sunday in Lent Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9 Text to Life This Sunday we stand perched on the edge of a great gift—a gift we receive only once every four years. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s first...

Faith and Belief

Rabbi Rami Shapiro explores the difference between faith and belief in the following way:   “Belief is about knowing; faith is about not-knowing. Belief is about content: I believe this, and I don’t believe that. Faith is an attitude toward reality, a trusting in what...