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November/Scholarship This Brendan was the head of the belief and devotion of a great part of the world like faithful Abraham, a pre-eminently prophetic psalmist like David the Son of Jesse, a distinguished sage like Solomon the son of David, a lawgiver to hundreds like Moses the son of Amram,…

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November 8, 2010
Have you established good reading habits?
Do we know the Word that well?
We are called to be the agents of God's rule on earth...
Everything that exists was, for Celtic Christians, all of a piece under God.
If Columbanus is the first great Irish scholar of the Celtic period, Eriugena is the last.
Scholarship, spiritual growth and community, witness and mission, service and culture: these were the keys to the power of the Celtic revival.
The Other Side of Penance The pursuit of holiness is a struggle - a mighty struggle.
But you don't fight sin with good intentions, wishful thinking, or a blind eye.

To Suffer With

October 26, 2010
...all prescriptions of penance are to be accompanied with prayers and tears...

True Penance

October 26, 2010
I think Columbanus reflects the very best aspect of the whole penitential component.
Celtic Christians took sin seriously because they took holiness seriously.

Sola Scriptura

October 19, 2010
Celtic Christians sustained an esteem of Scripture unsurpassed by Luther, Calvin, Knox, or any of the Reformers.

Outside-In

October 18, 2010
Spiritual growth, for the most part, in an inside-out affair.
...a physician who will not prescribe life-giving medicine to sick patients ought to find other work.

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