Posts tagged with ‘Celtic Christianity’

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Book suggestions from Lindisfarne

by Carl McColman

A fellow named David from the Community of Aidan and Hilda has gotten in touch with me. He shares my conviction that Christian mysticism and Celtic spirituality naturally coinhere. Visiting his community’s website stirs in me a longing to visit both Lindisfarne and Iona, neither of which I have yet to see (I always seem […]

My Schedule in Portland

by Carl McColman

For my friends on the west coast: here is the schedule for my trip to Portland, OR, the weekend of October 28-31, 2010. Thursday, October 28: Still to be determined; either an evening presentation/booksigning at an area bookstore, or a “beer & theology” event a local pub. I’ll post details here as soon as it’s […]

The Snakes and the Slaves

by Carl McColman

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. As I ponder on this day, I am reminded that it, like Columbus Day, can elicit a radically different response from people, based on their world-view and value system. Columbus Day for Euro-Americans was traditionally a day of celebration and commemoration of “discovery,” but for Native Americans and those who share […]

Christ of the Celts

by Carl McColman

Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation By J. Philip Newell San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008 Review by Carl McColman One of the concerns I have about so-called “Celtic Christianity” is that it seems, well, so white. It’s spirituality for nice middle-class white folks, who want to feel good about loving nature and embracing a […]

Pelagius, Augustine, Original Sin, Orthodoxy, and the Celts…

by Carl McColman

In Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell takes aim at the conflict between Augustine and Pelagius over the question of original sin — a chickenfight that eventually resulted in Pelagius and Pelagianism getting condemned as heretical. Newell sees clear political ramifications in this doctrinal skirmish: The doctrine of original sin was a convenient “truth” […]

Four Dimensions of Christian Spirituality for Our Time

by Carl McColman

About a month ago I wrote this: I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how my spiritual identity is shaped by the contemplative tradition (as exemplified by the Lay-Cistercian community where I am in formation), my Celtic heritage (of which I have written several books and which continues to inform much of my […]

Feile Bríde

by Carl McColman

Happy St. Brigid’s day, everyone! Or, to call it by its proper Irish name, Feile Bríde (the festival of Brigid). Since I’m trying to spend more time editing my book than updating this blog these days, I’ll keep this brief: first, here’s a couple of links to explore… A wonderful biography of Brigid, courtesy of […]