This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
The news media yesterday were falling all over themselves to commemorate the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's (October 9, 1940 - December 9, 1980) death. I don't recall any similar hoopla over the 25th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Fulton Sheen (May 8, 1895 - December 9, 1979) the year before. But then, my memory isn't all that good.
I like the play on acronyms with this one. It's a report on a study of 13,000 teens just published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. To summarize, the old wisdom that teens with depression self-medicated with alcohol, drugs and sex gets the causal link exactly backwards. According to "Sexually Transmitted Depression — The New STD?"