The Remote Experience of God’s Presence

“This side of Paradise, people are with God in such a remote and spotty way that their experience of Eternal Life is at best like the experience you get of a place approaching it at night in a fast train. Even the saints see only an occasional light go whipping by, hear only a sound … Continue reading


Thanksgiving is a great festival of memory: it is not that we in general lack blessings, only in remembering them. One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories was celebrating it abroad, with friends who were also participating in the British-American Ministry Programme in 2005. I’m thankful for these friends (Mollie, Mindy & Ted, Sara, & more) … Continue reading

Confessing Christ the King

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[ Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.’]] And they cast lots to divide his clothing. And the people stood … Continue reading

Music for Pentecost

So one of the fun things I’m working on is having a decent playlist for all the liturgical seasons. Since Pentecost Sunday was yesterday, I’ve been digging through my music to find something that might relate to the Holy Spirit…and not having a lot of luck. Here’s what I’ve got so far: Oyaheya (Ricky Byars)Spirit … Continue reading