Thank God I’m on the Good Side!

It’s very difficult to go through life without looking up to somebody, or a few “somebodies.” Mothers. Fathers. Grandparents. Teachers. Older Siblings. Friends. Mother Teresa for some, Albert Einstein for others. Inspiration is one name of the game. Somebody has to evoke that stimulation that “inspires” or drives us to do something, or be somebody…

“Communiodicy?”

My supervisor has coined the term “Ecclesiodicy” to describe the project to “justify one’s ecclesial community.” I wonder if “communiodicy” may also be true in a broader sense. When I say “I am this” it almost inevitably has to do with a community (real or imagined), whether that is farmers, academics, country-folk or urban dwellers.…