Category Archives: Faith

The Question of Cohesion

I recently had a conversation with a married friend about the routines and habits of the single life.  He had recently spoken to a relative who often lived far away from his spouse; the spouse had been a very real … Continue reading

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Hope but “No Open Highway”

Beyond the Bible, my most faithful summer traveling companion was the writings of Anglican theological Oliver O’Donovan.  I made relatively quick work of his Self, World, and Time back in June.  When I left the island, I took the second … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?

When I returned to campus last week to start things off with faculty formation and prep, one thought came to mind and came to mind quickly: the mountain wasn’t high enough.  The mountain, of course, was the summer vacation that … Continue reading

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Shipwreck Salvage Gone Wrong

I can’t help but think that the idea behind this recent WuMo strip is as true about lots of people more than it’s true about hipsters alone. There’s something attractive, of course, about taking something lost and making something good … Continue reading

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Restless and on the Road

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a retreat at Laity Lodge on the topic of “Attending to God in an Age of Distraction.”  Since then, I’ve written a bit about the musical artist for the weekend, … Continue reading

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Media and More in Our Distracted Age

One of the two speakers at my recent Laity Lodge weekend was Alan Jacobs.  I’m not quite sure how I first heard of him.  I know that I read his wonderful The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction … Continue reading

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Dolly and Tammy Beyond Beauty School

This past weekend I spent some time on retreat at Laity Lodge outside of Leakey, TX.  On the final night of the retreat, the artist-in-residence for the weekend, Claire Holley, played a concert in the Cody Center.  Before the concert, … Continue reading

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