The Lord, having put on human nature, and having suffered for him who suffered, having been bound for him who was bound, and having been buried for him who was buried, is risen from the dead, and loudly proclaims this message: Who will contend against me? Let him stand before me. It is I who
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
The season of Lent provides an opportunity to be honest about pain...and to put it in perspective. At its best Lent is a communal and individual return to the waters of baptism, not a "self-help" fashioning of a better "me" or another chance to reinstate a list of failed New Year's resolutions. It is less
Ash Wednesday I will speak to my Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. If I consider myself anything more than this, behold You stand against me, and my sins bear witness to the truth which I cannot contradict. If I abase myself, however, if I humble myself to nothingness, if I shrink from
"Ash Wednesday" by Alfonse Borysewicz "Christ Carrying the Cross" by Hieronymus Bosch "Let there be light..." - The outside oculus of Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland, CA (I took this photo last week during a visit)
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
"Virgin Mary Consoles Eve" By Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey in Dubuque, Iowa.
A new edition of the prayer book I put together for our congregation has been published. This edition covers every week from January 11th through April 4th. You can purchase a hard copy for yourself here. It only cost $5.81 per copy, so order one for yourself, family, and friends. Or download a free PDF
There is SO much music out there. Here is a short list of the music that I listened to the most over the course of 2014. Jazz I listened to a lot of Jazz this year, both live and and through the 'ol earbuds. These two albums were (by far) my favorite. Both releases are
Someone snapped this picture of my little daughter, Eden, at a prayer meeting this morning with my wife. And a little child shall lead them...