Lisu Coffee

Welcome to Chiang Rai - a village in the northernmost province of Thailand: a mountainous region (Altitude: 1,000-1,500 meters) blessed with a combination of cool temperatures and volcanic soil, ideal for growing fine Arabica (Catuai, Catimor) coffee. The Lanna heritage of the Lisu and Ahka cultures of this province has long emphasized respectful stewardship of … Continue reading Lisu Coffee

Something to Savor on Sunday Where I Am

Greetings, All! A tasty tidbit from Bishop Robert Barron's site "Word on Fire" (~:13 minutes) that involves Jordan Peterson and George Lucas in a brief study of Hebrews 11:1–2, 8–12. (Full chapter here.) Something to enjoy until I finish with St. Paul's 2nd Letter to Corinth soon. Enjoy and Blessed Sunday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5II3xYWE1w

Travels of the Heart: 1 Corinthians, Chapters 13-16

Our exploration of St. Paul’s own growth in faith through his epistles/letters brings us once again to Corinth, in southern Greece about 50 miles from Athens. It offered access for trade through two major harbors, controlling trade routes to both Italy and Asia. This prosperity might seem to be the perfect seedbed for virtue. In Paul’s time, however, it had a cosmopolitan air and … Continue reading Travels of the Heart: 1 Corinthians, Chapters 13-16

Travels of the Heart: 1 Corinthians, Chapters 9-12

Greetings, ST, ‘Ettes, ‘Sieurs, and All! Our exploration of St. Paul’s own growth in faith through his epistles/letters brings us once again to Corinth, in southern Greece about 50 miles from Athens. It offered access for trade through two major harbors, controlling trade routes to both Italy and Asia. This prosperity might seem to be the perfect seedbed for virtue. In Paul’s time, … Continue reading Travels of the Heart: 1 Corinthians, Chapters 9-12

Douglas Murray: “On Gratitude” (~1:16; 2 November 2019)

Greetings, All! While you're waiting so patiently for the next visit with St. Paul on his "Travels of the Heart", here's a tasty morsel from my favorite non-theist, Douglas Murray, on "Gratitude". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G60md1hvFOk "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (St. Paul to the Thessalonians; 1Thes. 5:18, KJV) … Continue reading Douglas Murray: “On Gratitude” (~1:16; 2 November 2019)

Travels of the Heart: 1 Corinthians, Chapters 1-4

ST UnWoke!

Greetings, ST, ‘Ettes, ‘Sieurs, and All!

Our exploration of St. Paul’s own growth in faith through his epistles/letters brings us this time to Corinth, in southern Greece about 50 miles from Athens. It offered access for trade through two major harbors, controlling trade routes to both Italy and Asia. This prosperity might seem to be the perfect seedbed for virtue. In Paul’s time, however, it had a cosmopolitan air and a reputation for a free-wheeling attitude toward accepted social/moral norms. Paul’s visits to Corinth – at least 3 of them – during his second missionary journey are mapped out by his sometime physician-companion, Luke in his Acts of the Apostles [15:36-18:22].

Paul had successfully founded two churches in Corinth, in tandem with his fellow evangelists (and tentmakers) Prisca/Priscilla and Aquila. Leaving the faith communities there in the capable hands of this committed believing couple, and a gifted Alexandrian convert in…

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