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Trying to nail down the shifting signifiers

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Ash Wednesday

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:16:22 +0000

On this Ash Wednesday, this first day of Lent, I offer this aphorism… Desire without meaning nor the hope of fulfillment is the substance of Hell. It is my hope this Lenten season to know hunger, to experience the hunger of Jesus in the hunger of the poor. It is my hope to cast off […]

Naked & Unashamed

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:56:01 +0000

The Earth has made a complete revolution around the Sun since my last post, and coincidentally (or not) I was inspired today to break my long silence by offering this brief prayer. Cover me Clothe me in your righteousness until your clothing becomes my skin and like Adam I am free to walk naked and […]

C.S. Lewis On the Threshold of a Mystery

Thu, 26 May 2016 02:25:28 +0000

The following is the meditation I gave during this past Sunday’s Evensong service. ******* This is the beginning of a new series I am introducing for our time of meditation called, They Still Speak, where the meditation I offer will be primarily comprised of a voice from the past whose living faith still speaks to […]

Why A Friend Is Suing Me

Thu, 05 May 2016 04:54:51 +0000

I’ve read about incidents like the one expressed in the article I linked below, and I’ve resisted sharing them or participating in the brouhaha that surrounds such issues and events, because I don’t like getting near the vitriol that too often attends how people engage and process issues related to sex, gender, and identity politics. […]

Templing In Jesus’ Word

Tue, 03 May 2016 20:53:06 +0000

The following is my reflection from this past Sunday’s Evensong service. ******* Hear these words from Brother Lawrence, a 17th century monk whose sage words on the spiritual life posthumously became a book titled The Practice of the Presence of God: He does not ask much of us, merely a thought of Him from time […]

The Mighty Deeds of God

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:50:30 +0000

Below is the reflection I gave this evening at an evening prayer service I have been leading called Evensong. Read and be enlightened! ******* In the Psalm reading today the Psalmist proclaims these Words: Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to […]

When Squirrels Attack

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:42:02 +0000

I’m renting a nice car, which means that when I run errands I look for the long way to go from point A to point B, and in one of these excursions on a backroad I encountered a squirrel who was lollygagging his way across the street. Initially everything was going to be fine, as […]

Genuine Humanity

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:06:41 +0000

We humans have a deep and awesome need to become more human, to become fully human. It is not possible to become fully human under the pressure to become more human. Grace is the foundation of all genuine humanity.

My Unique Matter-ing

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:10:03 +0000

I was created to be a unique home for God, a home in which He expresses Himself in a unique way. I matter because I am a unique creation, but the completion of my significance is found only in that I should be a dwelling place for God. This means that my significance is a […]

If Not Those Near Then Not Those Far Away

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:43:56 +0000

In reading commentary about the passages where Jesus states that no prophet dies outside Jerusalem, and that the religious leaders of his day are of the same ilk as those who killed the prophets in previous days, it struck me how dire is the problem of sin. Israel had every advantage, as they were called of […]