Listening to God's Word discussion questions

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Article Scripture and Theology
Listening to God’s Word

By Alice Camille

Chapter One
Read, Explore, Discuss

Genesis 1: Divine goodness in creation
Exodus 37: Moses sees God’s beauty
Isaiah 55: An invitation to God’s presence
Psalms 19 and 119: God in creation and in law
Proverbs 9: Wisdom issues her call
John 1: The Word becomes flesh
Philippians 2:1-8: Adopting the mind of Christ
Galatians 5:22-23: Good fruits of the Spirit in us

In the Spirit of Responsive Listening


Dream on

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Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII issued on May 15, 1891.

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And God created Darwin

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The global fight against HIV and AIDS requires all the means at our disposal.

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All in favor?

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There’s more democracy in the church than you might think.

If there’s anything that will turn you off democracy, it has to be a U.S. presidential election. From obnoxious robo-calls to venomous attack ads to an inbox full of e-mails begging for just $25 more—it’s enough to make one long for a benevolent dictatorship. Too bad benevolent dictators are so hard to come by.


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