Quotes: The Sorrowful Mysteries

"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true

Loss and a Woman’s Voice

...the best instrument for the music of loss, which is the best of all music, is a woman's voice. -Rick Moody (in On Celestial Music pg. 71) An Armenian woman (Nelly Gasparyan) singing "Lord have mercy" in an abandoned cathedral in eastern Turkey. https://youtu.be/UAT_ncnhqJQ John Tavener setting of "The Jesus Prayer" written for Bjork https://youtu.be/eY0X2ov0tzc

Podcast: Reflections on T.S. Eliot and Lent

A podcast conversation about Lent and T.S. Eliot with my friend, Greg Richards. Greg is the Director of Vital University Ministries and the Elisha Leadership Initiative in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently overseeing ministries at five university campuses in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Subscribe to his podcast in ITunes. Click here for a

Reading for Lent 2015

The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom - Alexander Schmemann Engagement with God: The Drama of Christian Discipleship - Hans Urs von Balthasar Silence - Shusaku Endo Rainbows for the Fallen World: Aesthetic Life and Artistic Task - Calvin Seerveld