October 19, 2017

Archives for June 2017

Merton: “Every other man is a piece of myself”

It is therefore of supreme importance that we consent to live not for ourselves but for others. When we do this we will be able first of all to face and accept our own limitations. As long as we secretly adore ourselves, our own deficiencies will remain to torture us with an apparent defilement. But […]

Fr. Stephen Freeman: Saving My Neighbor — Just How Connected Are We?

Saving My Neighbor — Just How Connected Are We? By Father Stephen Freeman If you are in the “helping professions,” confronting problems in people’s lives, it doesn’t take long to realize that no one is purely and simply an individual. The problems we suffer may occasionally appear to be “of our own making,” but that […]

1st Sunday after Trinity: Cantata & Pic of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) About Today’s Picture This statue of an African-American woman and her child, is part of the Black Brigade Monument in Smale Park on the riverfront in Cincinnati. It honors the courageous and city-saving contributions of a group of African-Americans who defended Cincinnati from Confederate forces in 1862. Here is a marvelous […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: 6/17/2017 — Grill Daddy Edition

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” GRILL DADDY WANTED Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep. Some men are searching for a dad. They’re in their 20s, live […]

Fridays with Damaris: Another Look – Integrity of Life

Integrity of Life by Damaris Zehner For, with the old order destroyed, a universe cast down is renewed, and integrity of life is restored to us in Christ. Prayer offered during Mass: May 3, 2015 • • • The phrase “integrity of life” reached out and grabbed me when I heard it a few months […]

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 6

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 7 We continue the series on the book, Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience . Today, Part 7: Chapter 9: What Makes Us Human? The Development of Evolutionary Psychology Chapter 10: Are Humans Different? What About […]

Wisdom for Ordinary Time: Eugene Peterson on Philippians 4:13

During Ordinary Time this year, I will be reading and meditating on Eugene Peterson’s new book, As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God. This book captures sermons from Peterson’s twenty-nine years as a pastor in Bel Air, Maryland (where I happened to graduate from high […]

Another Look: Ordinary Time

For those who follow the Christian Calendar, we are now in the season after Pentecost. This season is also known as, “Ordinary Time.” Robert Webber explains the meaning of the term, and how this season compares to the rest of the liturgical year: The period between Pentecost and the beginning of Advent is called ordinary […]

Pic Gallery: Along the Cincinnati Riverfront

A Picture Gallery: Along the Cincinnati Riverfront This past weekend, we got some much needed respite with a quick trip over to southern Ohio. On Saturday, we saw Paul Simon in concert, and then Sunday spent some leisurely hours walking along the Ohio River at Smale Riverfront Park. It’s a delightful venue, with spectacular views of […]

Trinity Sunday: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Bach’s cantata BWV 194, Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest (O greatly longed-for feast of joy), written to mark the dedication of a new organ in Leipzig on November 2, 1723, is a forty minute long piece in two parts. It is one of Bach’s largest cantatas, and sounds like […]