Mirror Dimly Blog

Explorations in faith, technology & the mystery of being human. 

Matteo Mortelliti

Praying Sacramentally

There are typically two types of prayer: prayers of longing, and prayers of supplication (or, request). Both are good. But, it seems like most people prefer one over the other. In many prayer meetings I’ve attended and led, I have learned that attendees desire to…

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Matteo Mortelliti

knowledge of the heart

Feeling loved is feeling understood Who can know without knowing pain? Who can know without being shamed? Isolation is easy, not selfless  not free. But insecure, vulnerable, and weak; this heart knows, this heart seeks. it’s He who was slain,  who knows from His heart,…

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Matteo Mortelliti

The Folly of Idolatry

             13–17       The woodworker draws up plans for his no-god, traces it on a block of wood. He shapes it with chisels and planes into human shape—a beautiful woman, a handsome man, ready to be placed in…

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Matteo Mortelliti

Craig Gay on Christian Ethics

The basic Christian insights about love and sin mean that, as Christians, we will always find ourselves in tension with the world at large.  We will, for example, find ourselves in the awkward position of insisting that people be treated with ver great care socially,…

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