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Entries from August 2007

a different kind of Thomist

August 24th, 2007 by isaac · 2 Comments

Thomas Münzter. I know he’s one of the bad guys, but I can’t help myself. I’m devouring anything I can get my hands on in English (because I can’t read German, which would be very helpful) about this infamous and usually demonized figure from the Reformation. Why is he attractive? Well, maybe it’s important to […]

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Tags: theology

The president, a servant of God?

August 10th, 2007 by isaac · 1 Comment

I was frightened and disturbed a few weeks ago when I read excerpts from a meeting president Bush had in Israel earlier. This is probably old news for most of the savvy folks out there who follow the blogs. Nonetheless, here’s the line that makes me worry: According to Abbas, immediately thereafter Bush said: ‘God […]

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Tags: current events · music

Greedy freedom

August 5th, 2007 by isaac · 2 Comments

Title: Greedy freedom Date: August 5, 2007 Texts: Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21. Jesus means freedom… But what kind of freedom? What does it mean to be free? There’s a new movie on the shelves of the video stores. It’s called The Pursuit of Happyness. It’s one of those tender movies—and […]

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Tags: sermons

notes on liberation theology (2)

August 2nd, 2007 by isaac · 5 Comments

In preparation for a talk I gave on Liberation Theology, I decided to re-read the 1984 Vatican document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: “Instruction on certain aspects of the ‘Theology of Liberation.’” If those who don’t know about this document, it’s a very important reflection of the Roman Catholic Church […]

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Tags: reading corner · theology