Category Archives: Books

Memory and the Season

Hans Boersma, whose Heavenly Participation I hope to write through over the next week or so, just had a short piece published over at First Things.  While it is tied to the season of Lent, it definitely has implications for … Continue reading

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Lent and the Unintentional Hermit

For some time now I’ve been meaning to post this quote from the  beginning of Leah Libresco’s Building the Benedict Option: I’ve never felt called to imitate Saint Simeon Stylites.  I’ve never sensed God calling me to build a pillar … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lent

The season of Lent begins this week.  It’s also one of the craziest weeks of the school year for me, which is a way of saying that there’s a good chance my mind won’t be too much on Lent.  Beyond … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

While it wasn’t acknowledged much in my own church besides the children’s literature for the morning, yesterday was celebrated as “Transfiguration Sunday” in many churches across the world.  It’s a little like the “last breath before the plunge” that is … Continue reading

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New King on the Block

I should start by going on record as saying that one of my favorite moments in Aquaman was at the end when someone says “Hail, King Arthur!” While the world of Middle Earth is key for me, the world of Arthur’s England … Continue reading

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Writing Reflection

This past Monday I made a commitment to try and post something each day this week using Kevin Vanhoozer’s “The Drama of Discipleship” essay as a prompt.  I’ve been way too sporadic with the site the last few months and … Continue reading

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Strength for Today, and Bright Hope

How odd, writing about strength on a rainy Friday night at the end of a short but intense work week.  But that’s the way the essay-for-reflection falls.  And so the question of strength from Kevin Vanhoozer’s “The Drama of Discipleship.” … Continue reading

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