Day: April 19, 2011

Diocese of Virginia settles with second church

The Diocese will retain $1.95 million from a payment by the Virginia Department of Transportation for loss of value to the property as a result of the construction. In exchange, Church of the Word will retain the church building and personal property, and will be responsible for the mortgage on the property. COTW will voluntarily disaffiliate from CANA.

The Bible is dead; long live the Bible

Attachment to the cultural icon of the Bible is similarly debilitating. It’s a false image, an idol. If you see it, kill it. The Bible is dead; long live the Bible. Not as the book of answers but as a library of questions, not as a wellspring of truth but as a pool of imagination, a place that hosts our explorations, rich in ambiguity, contradiction, and argument.

Giving of self

There are two sides to every vocation: unconditional giving of self to the call of God—“Here I am, send me!”—and the gift of power which rewards the total gift of self to God. In Christ’s life we see these two movements in perfect balance. How humbly he submitted to the Will of the Father, totally absorbed in His business,