Archive for ‘March, 2011

Of Sin and Salvation

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This past Sunday in my sermon I quoted Oscar Romero and many of you have asked for a copy of it…Here it is: “The church is obliged by its evangelical mission to demand structural changes that favor the reign of God and a more just and brotherly (sisterly) way of life. Unjust social structures are the […] Read more »

Of the Apocalypse

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On a recent news airing on NBC Brian Williams held up a copy of Newsweek Magazine. On the cover was this massive breaking wave with the title in an ominous font that read Apocalypse Now, and a sub-caption that read something like this: earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear radiation, outbreaks of wars, financial woes…what the blank is next? […] Read more »

Of Being Sent

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I’ve just received the semi-annual newsletter from Michael and April Floyd. Michael was my Old Testament professor at the Seminary of the Southwest…April ran the refectory, and marshaled a cast of liturgical dancers who from time to time participated in our Thursday Eucharist. Last year we supported them financially through proceeds from the Bayou Bash in their ministry to […] Read more »

Of Life and Ash and Dust

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I just saw Cormac McCarthy’s latest play aired on HBO entitled The Sunset Limited in which a paroled murderer attempts to talk a college professor out of committing suicide. In the beginning of the play the points of view of the two characters couldn’t be more divergent. The ex-con played by Samuel L. Jackson is a person of […] Read more »