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The prayer that we breathe

October 19, 2019 Carl E. Olson 3

Readings: • Ex 17:8-13 • Ps 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 • 2 Tm 3:14-4:2 • Lk 18:1-8 How long can any of us live without air? A few minutes at best? How long can we […]

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Humility, Wisdom, and Moral Realism

August 31, 2019 Carl E. Olson 4

Readings: • Sir. 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 • Psa. 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 • Heb. 12:18-19, 22-24a • Lk. 14:1, 7-14 “Humility,” the Evangelical theologian James Houston once wrote, “is moral realism.” That simple definition stuck with […]

'Palestine. Sermon the Mount.' by Vasily Polenov (c. 1900; WikiPaintings.org)
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The King is the Context

February 16, 2019 Carl E. Olson 5

Readings: • Jer 17:5-8 • Psa 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6 • 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20 • Lk 6:17, 20-26 “Context,” I have read, “is king.” While such a saying should itself be read and […]

Essay

Abusing Zacchaeus

August 30, 2018 Dr. Leroy Huizenga 11

Fr. James Martin’s approaches to interpreting Scripture have a long pedigree in Western Christianity; they’re largely rooted in the modernism of liberal Protestantism. […]