From the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, we call to mind your presence within us and around us. Open our ears that we may hear your Word.Open our hearts that we may understand your Word.Open our mouths that we may speak your World. Inspire us with the Gospel message,that … Continue reading A prayer for living the gospel
I'd just like to float a few thoughts here related to divinity and gender in Christianity. Whilst I would affirm that God transcends gender, and assert such a view is completely biblical, based on texts like Genesis 1:27 and others, there's no denying that the bible uses masculine metaphors for God more often than feminine … Continue reading Divinity and Gender in Christianity
With today being Pentecost Sunday I thought I'd share some of the Christian art I've collected featuring the coming of the Holy Spirit of Pentecost.
A blessing from the book of Genesis: May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine.
I have no doubt if Moses were alive today he'd be condemned by Evangelicals as a Never Trumper. How dare he make it so difficult for Christians to support corrupt politicians!
I have been researching what the church fathers had to say on God's creation and God's creatures. Here are a few words from John Chrysostom (347 – 407): "The saints are exceedingly loving and gentle to mankind, and even to the beasts… Surely, we ought to show them great kindness and gentleness for many reasons, … Continue reading John Chrysostom on the living creation
Victorinus of Pettau was an Early Christian writer who flourished around 270 AD, and who was martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian around 303 or 304 AD. In his commentary, On the Creation of the World, he observes a number of fourfold correspondences in relation to the created order: “Now is manifested the reason … Continue reading On the Creation of the World (Victorinus)
Another Year Another year is dawning! Dear Master, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year with Thee. Another year of leaning Upon Thy loving breast, Of ever-deepening trustfulness, Of quiet, happy rest. Another year of mercies, Of faithfulness and grace; Another year of gladness In the shining of Thy face. Another year … Continue reading Another Year
While a lot of Christian art you may be familiar with features angels as white and male, Christian art does exist that features angels as black and female. Why not I say. Scripture never describes the skin colour of angels. Nor does it explicitly exclude the possibility of angels appearing in female form. Could the … Continue reading Little Drummer Girl
A long time ago in a manger far, far away ... Star of Jacob
I was delving deeper into the anxious masculinity of white evangelicalism when I came across this comment by Rosemary Radford Reuther: “The oppressive patterns in Christianity towards women and other subjugated people do not come from specific doctrines, but from a patriarchal and hierarchical reading of the system of Christian symbols as a whole. These … Continue reading Christian symbols read as systems of domination and of liberation