Trinket Transformation

I got to design my own office when we built our church four years ago. It's a 10' by 10' room with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves all around, a large window and a recessed area for...

What if

What if we suddenly saw the world with God’s eyes? What if the reality of good and evil exploded into our consciousness in a blinding flash of inspiration? What if this happened right in the...

Learning to hear again

Our world is full of music. Filled with it. But you will have to learn to hear this music. Or rather, you will have to unlearn the annoying and persistent habit of listening so...

After 56 times around Sol

I have completed 56 trips around the Sun. I am a middle-aged man. There is no hiding that now. In my 40s I could pretend. But the number 56 and my hairline shout the...

A thing that happened

What I feel like is a man slowly drifting away from his faith. It's not an intellectual process. My commitment to Christianity is far deeper than mind games now. My faith is of the...

Filioque Protest

Friday, March 9th. The 17th day of Lent. It's been an interesting thing for this lifelong Baptist to be attending an Episcopal Church. I can't say if we will join. I have a lot of...

How the three sisters left us

The first one eased out the door after 18 months of using her bedroom as a dorm, having no curfew, coming and going at all hours, driving us crazy with worry, and losing her...

Human bookmaking

If you absolutely must rely on generalizations to feel safe in your relationships with others, at least try not to use blunt instruments like gender, skin color, affiliation with major world religions, or nationality....

Vision and Isolation

I want to tell you about my visit to the Orthodox Church on Saturday night before Easter. But I'm worried about how this might be received. So here are some things I want you to know and...

Anima

Remember that day years ago when you asked me that thing you asked? And I said that thing I said that hurt you? Sometimes I think about that day. Okay, a lot I think...