Category Archives: Faith

“Not the only or the easiest way . . .”

Yesterday’s post of Charles Wright reading “Jesuit Graves” got me in the mood for listening to other authors reading their works.  I mentioned Wendell Berry, whose essays and poetry I’ve enjoyed immensely over the last five years (and yet I … Continue reading

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From Lent to Eastertide

Well, the forty days of the Lenten season have led to the fifty days of Eastertide.  This, in turn, takes us up to the Ascension of Jesus and the day of Pentecost (and then to a summer and autumn of … Continue reading

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Between the Gift and the Economy

Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried to articulate some thoughts about church and community.   I started by looking at some quotes from authors like Walker Percy and C. S. Lewis.  Eventually I landed on and spent some time … Continue reading

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What You Bring to the Table

One could easily assume, based on my reflections over the last couple of weeks, that the plight of the single, celibate adult is the bulk of Ephraim Radner’s point in A Time to Keep.  That couldn’t be farther from the … Continue reading

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Working Things Out

In a posthumous collection of his writings titled Spiritual Formation, Henri Nouwen wrote of how we perceive people more often as characters than as individuals.  To see others as characters is ultimately to see them as people “to use as we … Continue reading

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Toward Friendship

It was Frederick Buechner who first introduced me to the idea that theology is, on some level, always autobiographical.  This is not to dismiss the orthodox body of truth at all but to emphasize the fact that theological truth refracted … Continue reading

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Easter Song

Okay.  I have to admit that I haven’t listened to this song just yet.  Saving it for the early hours of Easter Sunday.  It’s from Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters Volume One.

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