Ex Corde 2017 Talk 2
“There is a healthy tension, a reciprocity, between the ideal and the actual, what one says and what one does, theory and praxis — this is something always present in life,” said Fr. Martin Macasaet, SDB, SThD in Talk 2 of Ex Corde 2017 last November 23.
Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) AY 2017-2018 Talk 3
Fr. Celestino Lingad Jr, SDB, biblical scholar and professor, shared how the bible nourished people of all ages in Tondo when he began holding bible study for them as parish priest many years ago. Fr. Lingad and Mr. Mon Arguelles, who advocates the Liturgical Bible Study, were the featured speakers last November 20 as the Ongoing Formation (OGF) Series on the Year of the Parish in DBCS continued with the Word of God and Church Communion: How the Word of God Nourishes Communion in the Parish.
This entry is inspired by an idea from Andi Cumbo-Floyd, an American writing mentor to whose newsletter I am subscribed. Having just finished a three-part blog entry series on books and reading, I wish now to shift the focus a bit. Before I go back to writing about movies and youth ministry and other topics, this piece can serve as a sort of interlude.
The Book Stash Adventures — Part 3
Actually the first one is not really the kind of book that will make you gush and drool. As I already mentioned it previously, the title is A New Kind of Conversation: Blogging toward a Postmodern Faith (edited by Myron Bradley Penner & Hunter Barnes, Authentic Publishing, Colorado Springs, 2006). It’s a bit of a novelty for me, despite my familiarity with both postmodernism and blogging. In fact, the only recognizable name for me in the data about the book is one of the contributors: Brian McLaren, the well-known Evangelical author, speaker, and pastor.
The Book Stash Adventures — Part 2
I call the whole thing (as my title above puts it) harvesting and salvaging old books. Trash and treasure mix it up, and it takes a trained eye and an alert mind to sort them out. (Well, okay — add to that a passionate heart.) I can’t help but quote the “trademark” or “signature” of the evangelist Matthew — that “scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven [who] is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old” (Mt 13:52).