June 17, 2019

Archives for November 2012

The Common Teaching of Holy Church

Today is the last of our series on Julian of Norwich. Damaris and Martha have walked us through Amy Frykholm’s book about Dame Julian, as well as exploring themes that Julian introduced six hundred years ago. I hope you’ve enjoyed these discussions this week. JD And yet in all this time, from the beginning to […]

The Church Of England, Women Bishops, NT Wright & Complementarians

Mike Bell sent me a link yesterday to a blog written by Scott Lencke, an American serving as pastor of a church in Brussels, Belgium. The particular post Mike wanted me to read was one he felt should be shared with all iMonks. I agreed, and Scott graciously gave his permission to share it here. […]

Tis Easier To Give Than Receive

I am not a Bible scholar. No one is ever going to ask me to be on a Bible translation team. I don’t read or understand biblical Greek. I have written books, but none even close to being considered “academic.” But I do want to offer my interpretation of Acts 20:35. The traditional rendering of […]

Julian Of Norwich: Grounded and Rooted in Love

Also in this He shewed me a little thing, the quantity of an hazel-nut, in the palm of my hand; and it was as round as a ball.  I looked thereupon with eye of my understanding, and thought: What may this be?  And it was answered generally thus: It is all that is made.  I […]

Julian’s Divine Revelations

As mentioned, we know very little about Dame Julian.  We don’t know if she was, as the saying goes, “maid, wife or widow”.  We don’t even know what date she entered her anchorhold, or what were the circumstances that led her to make this choice.  Frykholm has an imaginative reconstruction of Julian’s life, a proposal […]

The Three Desires of Julian of Norwich

When Julian was a young girl, she expressed to God three desires: The first was minde of his passion; The second was bodily sickness in youth; The third was to have of God’s gift three wounds. In other words, she wanted to understand and always remember Christ’s passion.  She wanted to come close to the […]

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The Constant Seeker: Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich was an English contemplative Christian who lived during what Barbara Tuchman has called “the calamitous fourteenth century.”  A small child when the Black Death first devastated her home city of Norwich in eastern England, she experienced several recurrences of the epidemic during her lifetime.  This was the time of the Hundred Years’ […]

iMonk Book Club: Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography

Editor’s note: Today we jump in to the next book in the InternetMonk book club. The discussion this week will be led by Damaris Zehner and Martha of Ireland. I’ve really been looking forward to what they have to say about a woman we know very little of other than her quote, “All shall be […]

Sunday Morning Meditation: Think On These Things

This week Damaris Zehner and Martha of Ireland will be helping us to walk with Dame Julian of Norwich. Two years ago I had the privilege to visit Norwich and sit in the cell (small room attached to small church) Julian called “home” for many years. The presence of God was overwhelming. I’m really excited […]