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Annette Bourland Huizenga
The author of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus argues in favor of a "traditional" Greco-Roman gender ideology: that because men and women are biologically different, they ought to behave differently in ...
Florence M. Gillman, Mary Ann Beavis, HyeRan Kim-Cragg
When Paul wrote First Thessalonians shortly after the recipients had accepted the Gospel, many significant issues had already arisen among them. Of great concern was the social complexity, and even pe ...
Ronald D. Witherup, PSS
Paul discovered his core identity in the crucified and resurrected Christ and spent his final years proclaiming the power of the cross. Explore three key passages from his letters that invite us to em ...
Superheroes are all the rage and Moses has loomed large in Judeo-Christian storytelling. Not always the strong and courageous type, Moses first had to learn to hear God's voice and then to fill God's ...
Mercy within Mercy
Mary Frances Coady
Georges and Pauline Vanier were the parents of Jean Vanier, the cofounder of the L'Arche communities. They lived an intensely spiritual life, influenced mainly by the Carmelite tradition. Georges and ...
Seeking Common Ground
Steven P. Millies
As a priest, archbishop, and president of the US bishops' conference, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin lived a ministry marked by thoughtfulness, compassion, and conviction. Relying on interviews with the c ...
God's Nature, Our Challenge
Laura Kelly Fanucci
Jesus calls us to be merciful as his heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36). Explore one of the psalms that offers thanks for God's mercy in salvation history, and reflect on two gospel stories that ...
Irene Nowell, OSB
It is not possible to tell the story of Abraham's descendants without taking note of how God's plan unfolded in the lives of Sarah and Hagar. The best laid plans and the unexpected converge as these t ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 8
Thomas Merton, Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
These conferences, presented by Thomas Merton to the novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1963-1964, focus mainly on the life and writings of his great Cistercian predecessor, St. Bernard of Clairvau ...
Questing for God
Who is God? That is the question Elizabeth A. Johnson has spent her life exploring. As a Catholic theologian, writer, teacher, and religious woman, Johnson has searched for "the Living God" and ways ...
The Deacon's Ministry of the Liturgy offers a concise and accessible introduction to the liturgical aspects of the ministry of the diaconate. The book covers not only the practical side of liturgical ...
John F. Craghan
Our faith gives witness to a God who is worthy of our trust and invites us to model this confidence to those around us. Explore a few key Bible passages that teach us to surrender to the power of divi ...
Few people have influenced Christian spirituality, theology, and history as profoundly as Mary, mother of Jesus. Explore three key events early in her life that set the course for her role in salvatio ...
Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah are among the so-called deuterocanonical books of the Bible, part of the larger Catholic biblical canon. Except for a short article in the Women's Bible Commentary, n ...
Logician of the Heart
Michael W. Higgins
Winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize and numerous other international and prestigious honors, Jean Vanier lives a radical poverty of surrender in a time of fanatical acquisitiveness, economic disparit ...