Category Archives: Moral and Ethical Theology

How to be human

Moral Theologians instruct us that there are three main virtues, known as theological virtues. They are Faith, Hope and Caritas. Caritas is one of those specialized Latin words. Sometimes it is translated as Love; at other times Charity. In English, of … Continue reading

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Blindness that cannot be healed

When you read Saint John’s portrayal of the Lord Jesus in his Gospel, suddenly it will come to you that the beloved disciple’s portrayal of the Lord Jesus is complex. For although John portrays Jesus as a totally transfigured being, … Continue reading

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A new look at an old story: Nicodemus

Nicodemus was not a bumbling fool. Neither was he a coward because he came at night, nor was he an ignorant person who came to ask a question whose answer he did not understand. Although he is often portrayed as … Continue reading

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To be Changed into His Likeness

Some years ago when I was preaching at a Lenten Series supper and Evensong at Saint Andrew’s, Tioga, I preached a sermon about moral and ethical theology. After the service, the late George Williams came up to me and said … Continue reading

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But I Need that Mercedes!

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that goes like this: “The hardest substance known to humankind is water.” At first glance, water does not seem to have the appearance of being a hard substance, especially if it is examined only … Continue reading

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Naboth is stoned!

A reflection on 1 Kings 21:1-21 And is it worth it to Ahab, quondam king of Israel to have the vineyard of Naboth? Is he happy with his ill gotten gains? We may smile at the telling of this story … Continue reading

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