Sep
26
2016

Christian Existentialism and Reluctance to Talk about God

Posted by Richard Grover in Our Spirituality

"How do you experience/see/meet God in your own daily life? Do you ever talk to people about your experiences of God? Are these two questions too personal for you? If it is true that God created each of us, and knows and loves us individually, then perhaps some people think that their experiences of God would not be of interest to other people."

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Sep
25
2016

I Confess

Posted by John D. O’Brien, SJ in Our Culture

A series of film screenings, curated by John D. O'Brien, S.J., is taking place on Wednesday evenings until October 26. Dedicated to the Year of Mercy, these films develop the theme "justice and mercy shall embrace". For details, see Regis College Film Series.

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Sep
24
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #33 - The Books of Ecclesiastes and The Song of Songs

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

The Book of Ecclesiastes is known in Hebrew as the Book off the Preacher. This particular "preacher" is called "son of David and king of Jerusalem." We know him as Solomon.The Song of Songs is a series of love poems in which lover and loved are now united, now divided, now sought, now found – characteristic of lovers then and now.

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Sep
23
2016

Who Would I Be?

Posted by Keith Maczkiewicz, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"Songs just have a way of seeping into my brain, somehow absorbed and locked away somewhere deep in my memory, surfacing in strange, sometimes unwanted, ways. . . I wonder who I would be if I didn't have all these lyrics in my head?" Reprinted from The Jesuit Post.

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Sep
23
2016

St. Paul’s Service Mission and Solidarity

Posted by Dennis Kuzenko in Our Daily Lives

"In July of this year, a team of 15 students and 4 staff from St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg completed a service mission to El Salvador. This was the seventh mission to that country for St. Paul's. In their daily verbal and written reflections, students often spoke of their increasing friendships with the adults and children of El Salvador and with each other. "

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Sep
21
2016

Creation and The Scientist Meet On Exploits Islands, Newfoundland

Posted by Dr. Michael Bautista in Our Spirituality

"Genesis vs. evolution epitomizes the debate of science vs. religion. Is there a need for the debate? Are these two incompatible? Is it possible to be a scientist and a Christian? Is this an oxymoron?"

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Sep
20
2016

Apocalypse Now

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Culture

From time to time, as part of the "Our Culture" section, , igNation will post poetry written by Jesuits. Poems from Gerard Manley Hopkins and St. Robert Southwell will appear as well as poems by contemporary Jesuits. Today's poem is by Greg Kennedy, SJ, who is studying theology in Bogata, Colombia.

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Sep
19
2016

What Exactly is “Country” Music?

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Culture

A lover of country music, Paul Sullivan tries to find out what is happening to country music today. What he finds may surprise you.

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Sep
18
2016

Bridge of Spies

Posted by John D. O’Brien, SJ in Our Culture

"Stories are powerful vehicles of timeless truths, which is why Jesus told so many of them. The stories of our time are told primarily in movies. For the Year of Mercy, a series of film screenings will take place at Regis College, Toronto, from September 14 to October 26, curated by John D. O'Brien, S.J. They will develop the theme "Justice and mercy shall embrace"."

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Sep
17
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #32 - The Book of Proverbs

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

Proverbs is part of what is known as wisdom literature, which flourished in the ancient East. The authors of this literature, known as sages, were teachers of the art of successful living, transmitting to successive generations the accumulated knowledge of the past. They were not concerned about religious thought as such but rather with human solutions to life's problems.

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