Book Review – Ritual at World’s End: Essays on Eco-Liturgical Liberation Theology by Rachel Joy Wheeler

Book Review – Ritual at World’s End: Essays on Eco-Liturgical Liberation Theology by Rachel Joy Wheeler

Ritual at World’s End: Essays on Eco-Liturgical Liberation Theology. By Cláudio Carvalhaes. York, PA: Barber’s Son Press, 2021. 344 pp. $59.00 Reviewed by: Rachel Joy Wheeler (bio) Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2022 Johns Hopkins University Press I was delighted to be gifted with this book by a colleague who has been the liturgist and pastoral musician at the Catholic parish where I belong. This colleague has worked with me over the years in such a patient manner by reassuring me, especially when I have made mistakes, that “liturgy is messy,” something Carvalhaes’ book…

Teologia-Liturgia de la Tierra / Theology-Liturgy of the Land – Spanish/English Interview – Podcast Efrain Belmontes

Teologia-Liturgia de la Tierra / Theology-Liturgy of the Land – Spanish/English Interview – Podcast Efrain Belmontes

  *** SPANISH*** ENGLISH BELOW Cúal es tú vocación cómo teologo?    La vocación más fundamental del teólogo es prestar atención. Prestar atención a las formas de vida que nos rodean. Dios es vida por lo que debemos atender a todas las formas de vida que nos rodean. Por eso, la vocación del teólogo cambia a medida que envejecemos y nos movemos. En diferentes lugares tenemos que aprender cómo sucede la vida, cómo evoluciona y también cómo la vida es aplastada, disminuida y destruida. Durante tanto tiempo los teólogos han prestado atención únicamente a los dogmas de la iglesia ya…

Dreaming of Worlds to Come – On Memories, Dreams and Bees

Dreaming of Worlds to Come – On Memories, Dreams and Bees

Sermon Preached at the Church of the Village, NYC Visit the church of the Village: https://www.churchofthevillage.org/   Sermon: “Dreaming of Worlds to Come”    Bible Text: Lamentations 3:21-24 19 I remember my woes and wanderings— the wormwood and the gall.  20 Those memories are so clear to me, and they fill me with despair.  21 Yet it is because I remember all this that I have hope. God’s favor is not exhausted, nor has God’s compassion failed.  23 They rise up anew each morning, so great is God’s faithfulness.  24 “God is all I have,” I cry. “so I will…

Eyes! On your feet – By James

Eyes! On your feet – By James

  This precious brother from India sent me an email this morning with this poem about a shoe shining boy. I don’t know him but I was deeply moved. He allowed me to post the poem.   Eyes! On your feet By James   It is one of the busiest Railway stations Trains come and go every fifteen minutes People come and go for their work A social process or a vicious life cycle? A gentleman standing on the platform and looking straight ahead in the opposite direction A man bowed under his feet, polishes his shoe Personally denies socially…