Tag: Quotations

  • A Reading for Advent – Oscar Romero

    No one can celebratea genuine Christmaswithout being truly poor.The self-sufficient, the proud,those who, because they haveeverything, look down on others,those who have no needeven of God – for them therewill be no Christmas.Only the poor, the hungry,those who need someoneto come on their behalf,will have that someone.That someone is God.Emmanuel. God-with-us.Without poverty of spiritthere can […]

  • Christ would not be Redeemer

    Today is the feast of Oscar Romero so as I think about his work today and pray for all those who are cruelly treated, those who do not have a voice of their own and those who long for God to make the world new, I am posting some of his thoughts for others to […]

  • Death Penalty Dead in New Mexico

    My Friend posted this today, and it seemed worthy to share here as well. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a bill repealing the death penalty. His statement is worth reading, here are a few highlights: I have decided to sign legislation that repeals the death penalty in the state of New Mexico. Regardless […]

  • Plan B: The Church (John Caputo)

    In preparing for a sermon the other day I came across one of my favorite quotes from John Caputo’s book, “What Would Jesus Deconstruct?” (see also here): “The name of ‘Jesus’ is too often a mirror in which we behold our own image, and it has always been easy to spot the sliver in the […]

  • More Yoder on Faithfulness and Tradition

    I’ve been working through a number of John Howard Yoder’s texts in the last week, reading what he had to say about ecumenicism and tradition within the “Radical Free-Church.” Here are a few quotes that really stood out to me from his essay in The Priestly Kingdom called, “The Authority of Tradition.” One thing I […]