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...
In anticipation of All Saints Day, Wesley Hill just posted this devastating quote from a classic book about the development of liturgy.
I’ve been exploring various (contemporary) Roman Catholic missals and have found that the majority of the hymnody they contain are historically Protestant in origin. The same can be said for the Roman Catholic prayer devotional that I use called Magnificat. This is fascinating to me. Great church music has the ability to be delightfully indiscriminate.
Nuanced and honest accounts of same-sex attraction and historic Christian faith can be few and far between. This documentary was recently released by a group of Catholic filmmakers and does a fabulous job of framing the discussion within the context of individual stories that are contextual, yet converge on a journey toward the center of
I've been working on publishing a simplified prayer book for our congregation. It's now completed and the hard copies look great! Here is a PDF copy for those who might like to download it for their tablets, phones, and computers. Inside these pages you will find Scripture readings, Psalms, and a prayer litany for each
Some view marriage to their church tradition in the same way some view and practice marriage between a man and woman. As self sufficient and sustainable without help from those outside their particular marriage (tradition). This is an extension of the modern myth of the “nuclear” family. Marriage for the common good means covenant commitment
Vice just released part two and three of their Vicar of Baghdad report. Here they are, take some time to watch! Vicit Agnus Noster. The Vicar of Baghdad - Part 2 The Vicar of Baghdad - Part 3
I'm taking some time this morning to remember our Christian brothers and sisters, indeed all of God's children, who are suffering in the nation of Iraq. Last week, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul. More details here. All across Iraq the suffering continues as even more Christians have