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Advent 1A: The Days of Noah

For some reason, our minds don’t deal well with uncertainty. We find it difficult to live today if our thoughts are bent toward some misty future horizon. On September 11, 2001, the people of New York City were going about their usual Tuesday morning routines. Parents were driving their children to school. Breakfast meetings were…

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Advent 4A: God With You

Parents typically give the naming of a child a lot of thought. Sometimes the discussions go on so long that you run across a couple in the maternity ward who, even the day after the child’s arrival, still don’t know what to name him or her. That always takes me aback a bit. You’d think…

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Advent 3A: Watch Your Step

Have you ever felt really let down by something? Maybe it was a meal at some well-known restaurant. You’d looked forward to tasting this particular chef’s cuisine for so long but when you actually got to try the food, it was strikingly ordinary. Or perhaps it was some long-anticipated movie: maybe it was the sequel…

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Advent 2A: Advent Disappointment

While preparing some food in the kitchen the day before Thanksgiving some years back, I had the radio on and caught most of an interview with the New Testament theologian John Dominic Crossan.  Crossan was once one of the leading scholars in the Jesus Seminar and is renowned for both his scholarship and his very…

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Symposium 2022: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

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Symposium 2022: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

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Symposium 2022: Blessed Are the Meek

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Symposium 2022: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger

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Symposium 2022: Blessed Are the Merciful

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Symposium 2022: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

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