Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Good Patient

I have very slowly become a fan of the ABC show The Good Doctor. The friction that is the basis of the show—Dr. Shaun Murphy is better than everyone else at the hospital in diagnosis and treatment and worse than … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Theology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Matthew pairs Jesus and Moses

Matthew spends a lot of time in his gospel presenting Jesus as the new Moses. It has not been lost on scholars, for instance, that in Matthew, Jesus’s first sustained teaching was on a mountain. Moses went up the the … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Biblical Studies, Theology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Do revolutions eat their children?

Usually, yes. They do. I don’t think it is unavoidable, though, and I’d like to think about it with you today. The “revolution” I have in mind today isn’t really a revolution in the strict sense; it is the women’s … Continue reading

Posted in Paying Attention, Politics, Society, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recharge your battery!

There is a new ad by a product called 5 Hour Energy that I found really appealing—until I had a chance to think about it. [1] Then I found it appalling. Today I’d like to write about the appalling part. … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Living My Life, Paying Attention, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wise Men. Not too smart though.

I am going to write today about the geopolitical savvy of the Wise Men.[1] They were academics who studied the stars and when they saw one that portended a new king of the Jews, they knew immediately where to go. … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Biblical Studies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

My first victory lap

The first day of my first victory lap is December 17, 2017. That will be the day after I turn 80. I can hardly wait. What is a “victory lap?” It’s an old story, well known by my family. Not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Assembling a Convidium

Nope. Not a word (yet) so far as I know. I hope to have the better known “colloquium” after all the members of the convidium see the movie clips. So, for instance, there are two reflections on forgiveness that I … Continue reading

Posted in A life of faith, Living My Life, Theology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment