A troubled heart troubled still as I walk in the valley of the shadow of death but Im the shadow of that valley as I strike them with one rod while another comforts them why wont they die as I strike them with My Left as your right upholds them all Ill kill them inhale … Continue reading “Damascus” (a poem for the Feast of Paul’s Conversion)
A couple of days ago, I kissed Philadelphia goodbye, boarded a plane, and began the nearly 24-hour process of traveling to the Middle East for a two-week long trip to Israel and Palestine. Today was Day 1 (I’m 7 hours ahead, so while I’m about to go to bed, most of my readers are probably getting … Continue reading My Pilgrimage to Israel & Palestine: Day 1
In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. --Mark 1.35 Would that I could know even a taste of this intimacy and rhythm. See other Marginalia here. Read more about the series here.
If you're just looking for the mixtape, click here for the official Epiphany Mixtape page. From now until Lent, the Church Calendar is in the season of Epiphany. Basically, this season seems like it's sort of a Church Calendar "junk drawer" to meditate and celebrate on all the other parts of Jesus' life that happened … Continue reading Welcome to Epiphany. (And a free Mixtape to celebrate!)
This Church season of Epiphany primarily celebrates the coming of the wise men to see the young Jesus. Now think of the popular conceptions of the "wise men". I imagine the picture that comes to mind is much like the one above: a quaint manger, farm animals, some shepherds, and the three wise men, presenting … Continue reading Epiphany: a great time to talk Magi & biblical errancy
Love is therefore a great good, and of goods the first and most excellent good, since through it God and man are drawn together in a single embrace, and the creator of humankind appears as human, through the undeviating likeness of the deified to God in the good so far as is possible to humankind. … Continue reading The Door to the Holy of Holies: on Love & Epiphany [QUOTE]
This week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is "Illumination". One of the biggest benefits of this weekly photo challenge is the chance to go through some of my old pictures and bring to mind favorite memories from the past. The picture above was taken in 2006 in Richmond, Virginia while I was in college. It was … Continue reading Weekend Photo Challenge: Illumination (of Richmond & my Soul)
If you're just looking for the mixtape, click here for the official Epiphany Mixtape page. From now until Lent, the Church Calendar is in the season of Epiphany. Up until this year, I had never really given much thought or focus to Epiphany. In fact, I hadn't ever really understood Epiphany until this year. I knew … Continue reading Epiphany is here! So what? (And another free Mixtape!)