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Breath of the Spirit

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Carroll Stuhlmueller had an interesting twist on today's well-known Exodus reading.

Most of us presume Yahweh had stationed an angel along the path on which Moses was leading his flock, commissioned to give the "high sign" when the great liberator approached. At the proper moment this... more

Jesus' earliest followers saw no reason they couldn't be good Jews and also his disciples. In the beginning of our faith, all of them were good Jews. It seems to have taken years before anyone thought it possible for a non-Jew to convert to Christianity without first converting to Judaism.... more

Serious readers of the Bible should always remember the late Dennis McCarthy's classic definition of biblical "canonicity." "These particular books are in our Bible," the Jesuit scripture scholar said, "because they've helped the most people over the longest period of time to understand their... more

It's impossible to overemphasize the importance of biblical "call narratives." They're at the heart of what it means to be a follower of God. The original Scripture readers would have gone beyond the actual narrative and applied the individual aspects of each call to themselves, helping them... more

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