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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

Breath of the Spirit is DignityUSA’s electronic spiritual and liturgical resource for our members and potential members. Nothing can replace your chapter or other faith community, but we hope you will find further support here for integrating your spirituality with your sexuality and all the strands of your life.

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Matthew is probably the last author of the Christian Scriptures to presume Jesus is going to return in the Parousia either in his lifetime or the lifetime of his readers. Yet, as we hear in today's gospel pericope, some in his community are already questioning Jesus' imminent return, else the... more

The late John McKenzie created quite a stir in the late 60s when he published what would become his most read book: Authority in the Church. This "pull-no-punches" Scripture scholar demonstrated that the vast majority of texts in the Christian Scriptures which deal with authority were triggered... more

One of the nice things about watching a movie is knowing the director has already done the focusing for us. He or she has made certain the camera has zeroed in on what's significant, things we might miss if we were just watching the action take place cold turkey in front of us.

In a... more

Many readers of Scripture have no concept of the evolution of faith contained in those writings. They simply presume the faith motivating the first chapters of Genesis is the same faith motivating the last chapters of Revelation. Nothing could be further from reality. Biblical faith constantly... more

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