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Four Hundred Texts on Love 9

31.  Just as the thought of fire does not warm the body, so faith without love does not actualize the light of spiritual knowledge in the soul. Although this text is really just an expanded thought from the Epistle of James, I’m struck by the physicality of the text. Faith alone, which James calls the […]

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Baptists, Eucharist, and History 7 – Ignatius to the Philadelphians

Next, let’s look at the letter of St. Ignatius of Antioch to the Philadelphians. This is a very short letter and I recommend reading the entire letter. For the purpose of this post, though, we’re going to focus on chapter 4. Be diligent, therefore, to use one eucharist, for there is one flesh of our […]

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The Didache 1 – The Two Ways

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. There are two ways, one of life and one of death, but a great difference between the two ways. I’m not the sort to separate the crunchy physicality of the Christian story from its spirituality. Yet, as I’ve read this opening […]

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