Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This excerpt begins the 8th tape in this 12 cassette tape series from 1995. The narrative picks up at the start of chapter 13 of Luke's gospel: "Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices..."
Monday, May 28, 2012
Luke chapter 12 continued: the parable of the rich man who says to himself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."
This is the final excerpt from tape number 7 of the Poetry of Truth series Gil Bailie recorded in 1995.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
An epistemological interpretation of Jesus' admonition to 'stay alert'...when it is hardest to do so. The 'middle of the night' is understood as the moment when the crowd leaps to its feet cheering, at that moment it is most difficult to 'stay alert'.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The definition of “this generation” in the story of Jesus’ condemnation of the Pharisees and the lawyers (scribes): at dinner at a Pharisee’s house Jesus does not go through the ritual washings…
"This generation"...will be charged with the blood of all the prophets since the beginning of the world, from the blood of Abel the just to the blood of Zechariah.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
When the crowds were increasing…Jesus says, "This generation is an evil generation, it asks for a sign…the only sign will be Jonah…and something greater than Jonah is here."
“This generation” – could be understood as the way in which we generate our culture…generativity.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The old system for creating social solidarity is breaking down. Examples from the news of 1995 - stories of riots in London and civil war in Sierra Leone.
Metastasizing of a scandalous virus.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
"Do you think I’ve come to bring peace? No, division…"
Even in the most intimate family relations this primitive mechanism of finding a scapegoat has helped heal divisions – but now exposed by the Gospel revelation its power is compromised and attenuated with the result that divisions will increasingly appear within the family as well.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Where psychoanalysis substituted one 'constituting other' (the therapist) the modern world increasingly presents a multitude in its various celebrities and idols. Unity breaking down into multiplicity on both the psychological and the cultural level
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
"He who is not with me is against me; he who does not gather with me scatters..." We begin to be gathered with Jesus when we hear the 'cock crow'...
Monday, May 07, 2012
How can Satan cast out Satan? The origins of the modern crisis in the revelation of the Cross. We now know too much, seeing how Satan has been casting out Satan throughout human history.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Jesus is asked to prove he is not casting out demons by the power of Beelzubub (Satan)...the story of a house divided which cannot stand..."house falls on house"