reconciling things

“Allow it all to happen: beauty and terror…” Rilke

A little more than a year ago I was sitting around with two (then) Protestant girl friends, drinking tea, discussing theology–namely Catholicism. Yes, I have better than average friends. We may not know who won an Oscar or who wore what on the red carpet, but we can discuss transubstantiation, theology of the body, and …

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I have been a worship leader and a pastor.  In Protestant non-liturgical churches there is often a disconnect between worship leaders and pastors. Generally speaking worship leaders see the most important part of the Sunday service as the “worship”–meaning the singing and the pouring of one’s heart out to God.  The music, no-doubt, takes up …

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Even as I was starting to appreciate ancient Catholic doctrines, there remained this thing about Baptism.  I believed strongly Anabaptist theology (Believer’s Baptism), that one must be old enough and aware enough to know what they are doing.  They must be believers themselves, desire the experience, and request the experience.  In addition, Baptism was something …

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