This passage from a work by Caryll Houselander is perhaps one of the most profound and straightforward meditations I have read in regards to a Christian approach to human relationships. Houselander was a lay Catholic writer and artist who was born in 1901 and died of breast cancer in 1954 at the age of 53.
“I feel like if God had some sort of way of speaking, it would be through music” -Ari Picker (songwriter for Lost In The Trees) Even under the most tragic of circumstances many understand death as a beginning--a beginning that is shrouded in mystery, possibility, and beauty. It can be an invitation to wonder for
Ah yes, Valentine’s Day. The day when the cynic inside rails against this holiday created for consumers:) Its association with St. Valentine (the name given to more than a few early Christian martyrs) is sketchy. Not much is know of the specific Christian martyr named Valentinus, but Chaucer is credited with launching the romantic meaning
Well, it’s almost Oscar season. My ability to keep up to date with the latest and greatest films has admittedly waned since the addition of a third child to our household. But every once and a while I get to steal away on my own, or with a few friends, to catch a worthwhile film.
I had a chance to hear N.T Wright speak no more than 5 times last week: At the Fuller Seminary campus in Sacramento, the launch of the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco, and at a special dialogue he held with Scott Hahn and Michael Goheen, an addendum to the Society of Biblical Literature
“But you can’t outrun the history train/I seen a glorious day” In the modern world we are, more often than not, instantly gratified and prone to fashion. In these days of miracle and wonder it is always refreshing to hear from an artist who has lasted long enough to hand down a body of work
Happy All-Saints/Reformation Day! On this day the Western Christian celebrates those who have died and gone to be with Christ, and wait with us for His second coming (see Hebrews chapter 11). This day also commemorates Reformation Day within the churches that I am most familiar as an actual parishioner. Lutheran and Reformed communities use
I have been reviewing albums (Full and Capsule) for PopMatters.com over the last few months. An archive of all my reviews, so far, can be found here. Be sure to click on "More Reviews" at the bottom of this page in order to get a complete list. Here is a new review of an album
A few more thoughts and a clarification regarding my last post about Tree of Life: First a quick clarification: A few friends were quick to contact me about my use of the word “evolution” in reference to 2001 Space Odyssey and Tree of Life. I was not referring to biological evolution. Biological evolution certainly does
I have seen it, and I have decided that any attempt on my part to describe/analyze/or interpret the Terrence Malick film Tree of Life would devastate me. All I can say is that I highly recommend that you see the film. Just be warned; it’s not a typical film experience. As my brother-in-law has observed,