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AS226 Ask Sister - a better Lent, bible sci-fi, “made new” but still the same

Podcast Recorded: January 15, 2020
A Nun's Life Ministry

Topics: a better Lent, biblical science fiction, “made new” but still the same. Hosts: Sister Maxine, IHM, and Sister Shannon, OSF.

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Show Notes

Podcast hosts: Sister Maxine, IHM, and Sister Shannon, OSF

(1:30)  From Christmas into Ordinary Time

(3:15)  Listener: I broke my New Year’s resolutions already, so how can I make Lent better?

(4:30)  The difference that motivation makes 

(8:30)  Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, almsgiving—and kindness

(10:30)  Developing virtues and habits    

(15:30)  Listener: Is the Book of Revelation meant to be bible science fiction?

(17.30)  Apocalyptic writing and resistance movements

(20:00)  Symbols and their meaning in Revelation

(24:30)  Prophesy and the end times

(33:30)  Listener: My friend turned Christian and says she’s been made new, so why is she still the same?

(36:00)  Outward and inward change

(38:30)  Made new every day

(40:00)  Being open to grace   

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About our Guest

Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF, PhD, is a Sylvania Franciscan and currently serves on the Leadership Team. She has a PhD in Systematic Theology and is president of the College Theology Society.  She is the author of the books Quilting and Braiding: The Feminist Christologies of Sallie McFague  and Elizabeth A. Johnson in Conversation. Sister Shannon is also the editor of God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements, The 2014 Annual Volume of the College Theology Society.  She is a contributor to The Saint Mary’s College Study Bible, 2007. Sister Shannon is the 2012 recipient of the Franciscan Federation Award. She has shared her Franciscan way of life and her love of Jesus and the Scriptures with her students for more than forty years.

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