Archive for ‘November, 2012

Of the Language Jesus Spoke


Our family gathered this past weekend in San Antonio Texas for the baptism of Katharine’s and my granddaughter Elliott. The baptism took place at St. Georges Maronite Catholic Church. I knew very little about the Maronite Church, also known as the Eastern Catholics. They are a much older church than the Roman Catholics. They are in communion […] Read more »

Of Religion, Language, and Culture


I was asked recently by a parishioner to speak to his Rotary Club….he already had the topic in mind: “It’s Greek to me,” he smiled as he told me. He thought given my occasional penchant for citing the Koine Greek during sermons relative to the Gospel appointed for the day…and thereby looking for perhaps a new or […] Read more »

Of Empowering Freedom


Katharine and I walked to our voting place early this morning, Springhill Community Center. As we headed up Dauphin Street we passed several women waiting at bus stops; waiting for a westbound bus presumably to take them to work, or a doctor’s appointment, or some other pressing responsibility. We wondered aloud when these people might vote. We […] Read more »