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Pope Francis Interview

September 19th, 2013 No comments

I’m working my way through the interview with Pope Francis appearing today in the Jesuit publication America, but I liked this bit. Important word to people in leadership positions, especially in the church.

John XXIII adopted this attitude with regard to the government of the church, when he repeated the motto, ‘See everything; turn a blind eye to much; correct a little.’ John XXIII saw all things, the maximum dimension, but he chose to correct a few, the minimum dimension. You can have large projects and implement them by means of a few of the smallest things. Or you can use weak means that are more effective than strong ones, as Paul also said in his First Letter to the Corinthians.

Francis is talking about the corrections John XXIII oversaw with the Second Vatican Council. So some people might say that’s a pretty big “little” that John XXIII tackled. And if that’s the minimum dimension, it gives you a sense of how big the maximum dimension must be.

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Tab Sweep

April 12th, 2013 No comments

There are categories of people you will only reach using social media, as this infographic depicts. (Data from this Pew survey.)

The Methodist Hymnal? There’s an app for that!

Here’s news about an archaeological excavation of a 1st century synagogue from Magdala.

Pope Francis calls Catholics to leave their comfort zones. That’s good advice. But if you’re a Protestant, and not sure, you can read Faith of Leap by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost.

New England is the least religious part of the country. But Alaska’s right up there.

The church has been defined (among other things) as “the provisional demonstration of the kingdom of God.” What that means is more or less the same thing as Ed Stetzer says here: we in the church are where the world comes to window shop the Christian religion.

Megan McArdle wants to know Why Do Economists Urge College, But Not Marriage?

Do you really love her more than that flat screen TV? Couples with big debts have more difficulty in their relationship than couples without.