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The Ministry of Presence

I do not have the answer, friend.
I do not think I ever will.
The only thing I have to lend:
my ignorance, an inkless quill. 75 more words


Ministry & Recovery: Did Jesus get tired? by Silvia Purdie

Silvia ministers at Cashmere Presbyterian Church in Christchurch

Here’s a question which will throw your Christology into stark relief: ‘Did Jesus get tired?’. If your Christology is ‘low’ you’ll probably say ‘Duh, yes of course!’; he was fully human, and experienced all the pain and exhaustion that we humans do. 870 more words

Pastoral Ministry

What could make suffering seem small?

If you want an idea of how good heaven will be, think of how sad life can be.

After all, Paul says that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to be revealed to us. 23 more words

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Bishop McElroy: Right Wing Attacks on LGBT Issues a "Wake-Up Call" for Catholics

Right wing attacks on Jesuit  Fr. James Martin’s views on LGBT issues should be a “wake-up call” for Catholics, said San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy in a new essay. 844 more words


Program Based Faith or Faith Based Programming?

I wonder what a person attending church for the first time would think the church was all about. I wonder what that same person would say Christianity was about after a few weeks attending the church. 757 more words

Christian Life

What the Psalms Principally Teach Us

“…although The Psalms are replete with all the precepts which serve to frame our life to every part of holiness, piety, and righteousness, yet they will principally teach and train us to bear the cross; and the bearing of the cross is a genuine proof of our obedience, since by doing this, we renounce the guidance of our own affections and submit ourselves entirely to God, leaving him to govern us, and to dispose of our life according to his will, so that the afflictions which are the bitterest and most severe to our nature, become sweet to us, because they proceed from him. 106 more words

Pastoral Ministry

The Church

What should our focus be as part of a collective of Christ followers?

Christian Life