Monday, December 30, 2013
Trust and the brain
Explanations aren't required, forthcoming, or sufficient
At yesterday's RCIA class, we talked a bit about the problem of evil (we didn't quite polish it up to The Problem of Evil), in the context of Pope Francis's statement in his recent interview with La Stampa:
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Warming up to evangelization
How did the young trainer teach the experienced obstetrics nurse to save more lives?
Never assume people who disagree with you disagree because they are stupid or evil. Labels: How to dispute
Labels: How to dispute
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Why we blog
It's been a long time since I was particularly interested in the idea of a blog as a medium of communication, and how it differs from other media, and all that sort of thing. But I've seen a couple of conversations on other blogs this week that reminded me of those days of my youth when I cared about blogging qua blogging, and that reminded me of a bit from an ancient Simpsons episode that may say more about the subject than anything I ever thought up on my own:
A lamp does not shine for itself
St. John Chrysostom on the New Evangelization:
Monday, December 09, 2013
I tease about Evangelii Gaudium's phrase "self-absorbed promethean
neopelagianism" because... well, look at it.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Need alone is the poor man's worthiness
A commenter at Catholic and Enjoying It! provided a link to testimony from the North Dakota Catholic Conference last winter on North Dakota House Bill 1385, Drug Testing for TANF and SNAP Recipients.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
I do not think he means what you think he means
The other day I read a comment to the effect that Pope Francis is making the Church relevant in the world again.