Welcome to Wisdom Words — Past, Present, and Future. Posts are scheduled for Friday mornings at 6:00 am Eastern Time. I invite you to read the blogs on this site (over 160!) and respond if you have something to contribute.

If you are new to WisdomWordsPPF, you might want to take a look at earlier posts. There are now three topic Indexes: posts from October 2015 to October 2016; posts from October 2016 to October 2017; and posts from October 2017 to October 2018. Thank you for being an engaged citizen with intellectual curiosity.

Registration open: I will be leading a silent Advent Retreat, “Contemplating Mary in History, Music, Art and Liturgy,” at the Bishop Booth Conference Center, Burlington, Vermont, Friday evening, December 7, to Saturday afternoon, December 8, 2018. Click here for more information and to register – all are welcome!

Book opportunity! Contrary to what we may be led to believe, we can know to a large degree what happens to us after death. In my 2015 book, Paranormal: A New Testament Scholar Looks at the Afterlife, I examined four types of evidence for the survival of the individual soul after death. You will be amazed and comforted by the lessons gleaned from that evidence; my findings and conclusions are as much about our lives on earth as our lives on “the other side.”

 

 

Mary, Mother of Jesus