Music Monday: Do not stand at my grave and weep

Aside from the slightly Pagan overtones ;-), I’ve recently really been enjoying “Do not stand at my grave and weep” by Leah:

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Evaluating Horn and White’s Debate

A while ago I posted the video of the debate between Dr. James White and Trent Horn on the issue of whether or not it is possible for a Christian to lose his salvation.

The broad response that I’ve seen on the Internet (from both Catholic and Protestant alike) is that Trent put forward the significantly stronger case, and I would agree with this assessment. I’m a fan of Dr. White in many areas and I’ve seen him more successful in other debates debating Catholics, but in this case, I think his position was shown to be very weak.

Dr. White recently put out a video in response to this consensus, explaining how it is that he thinks we should evaluate debates. I literally just came across the following YouTube video which examines this video. It’s a little bit polemic, but if you’ve seen the debate, I think it’s well worth a watch…

Hidden Treasure (MP3)

Isaac

Isaac

Earlier this week, I gave a talk entitled “Hidden Treasure: How the Old Testament is unveiled in the New”. In this presentation, I explain how Biblical Typology helps us to see Christ throughout Salvation History.

Hidden Treasure: How the Old Testament is unveiled in the New (Download)

What Patrick did next…

If you’ve ever done Catholic apologetics, you will have almost certainly have come across the former host of Catholic Answers Live, Patrick Coffin. Patrick has recently started a podcast which I’ve been listening and I thought it would be a good time to share the interview he gave on The Journey Home where he describes his own journey of faith:

Wise Words on Wednesday: Keeping Up With Your Friends

Swafford

Even though there is a temptation to compare yourself to celebrities and feel completely inadequate, there is a little bit of a buffer between us and them.

But this is not the case when it comes to jumping on social media and endlessly scrolling through your friends’ lives. The buffer is gone: you know these people, and you see them almost every day. The comparing and competing is no longer just a reality TV; this is your reality – and this time there is no excuse in your mind for not “keeping up”

– Sarah Swafford, Emotional Virtue

Sunday Lectionary: …as your heavenly Father is perfect

Sermon

Sermon

This week I’m leading Bible Study at St. Brigid’s, so once again I’m posting my notes for this Sunday’s Mass Readings…

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

This week’s Readings speaks to both the continuity and discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments, focussing on the idea that morality flows from God, that living a holy life flows from imitation of God.

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