The Lectio Letter - Issue #15 - How I taught a dog to catch and he taught me to love | The Spirituality of Canine Companionship
Welcome to a Bumper Issue, #15 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with suggestions, links and at least one article by me every two weeks (this one is a little late hence the bumper amount of content.
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“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X
The Article this time is on a theology of Dog Ownership, it’s a sneak peak of a blog that will be published on the Centre for Christian Formation blog in the near future.
C.S. Lewis has long been known as the tentative proponent of a dog-filled afterlife, but I was fascinated to hear of Bonhoeffer’s comment which is included again the end of the article;
The theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer once told a 10-year-old boy who asked him if he’d see his dead dog again in heaven that “God doesn’t lose anything that God loves.”.
After the article is the usual run down of music, films, food and general miscellany from around the internet.
There is music from Londoner Hak Baker, and South African Bongeziwe Mabandla, Two great movies, A great new wine initiative as well as the correct peanut butter cookie recipe! Continue down to read more…
A Short Theology of Dog Ownership OR Dog backwards spells God OR The Spirituality of Canine Companionship OR Finding God through Dog OR How I taught a dog to catch and he taught me to love
In our almost 11 years of living in South Africa, I have become subconsciously socialised by the surrounding culture to own a dog and a pickup truck, or what locals call a bakkie. I am yet to purchase a bakkie, but we are the embarrassingly proud owners of a four-year-old Hungarian Vizsla called Lowen. Now, what on earth has dog ownership got to do with Christian formation I hear (some of you) say? Well, it turns out, more than I could imagine.
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