Class Discussions

Class Discussions

On-going discussion related to current class or study topics

Does our best really matter?

In 1944, an unknown sales representative wrote down a phrase on a napkin that became one of the best-known marketing slogans in American history. “When you care enough to send the very best.” That simple sentence shaped the business vision of Hallmark Cards; but, interestingly enough, I think it also echoed a timeless truth. There is a connection between what and how we…

Safety first?

After a fairly lengthy hiatus, we are back online and ready to add our two-cents about learning about and living out the grace of God. Are you glad we’re back? I wanted to start this new season of blogging with a thought or two that came out of our study on being pilgrims-aliens and strangers in this world. A couple of months ago, I was intrigued by the story of the…

Hollywood and God – The Reel Story

“Art is the embodiment of man’s response to reality and his attempt to order his experience of that reality. Man has always and will continue to express his hope and excitement, as well as his fears and reservations about life, death, and what it means to be human through the arts. He will seek to express his world through all available means, and presently that…

Psalms of Ascent-Books to Read

Here is the list of books I (Matt) mentioned in class when we studied Psalm 123 –“Service- The Right Posture” I highly recommend this book on humility –A Guide to Living in the Truth: Saint Benedict’s Teaching on Humility by Michael Casey (ISBN 978-0-7648-0739-8). The Rule of St. Benedict (Chapter 7 in particular) (In English -ISBN 0-8146-1272-5). The…

Jesus Plus…

Last week we finished our study in the second of the Psalms of Ascent, Psalm 121. A lot of discussion surrounded the question of where we look for solutions to the inevitable discomforts of trying to live as 21st Century pilgrims following God. Apparently, the pilgrims of this psalm, journeying to Jerusalem, were confronted with a number of options to trusting only in God…
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