Scripture, Tradition, Reason

Sunday, March 18th. The fourth Sunday of Lent. This morning Jeanene and I were attending the beginners' class at Saint Luke's. It's a simple course on the Episcopal Church that is taught periodically for people...

Ronin

When my faith went it did not go down the way I imagined it. And yes, I used to imagine what losing my faith would look like. Years ago at the church, alone on...

after 39 months in solitary

i let him out after 39 months in solitary i hadnt planned on it but my new friends are so nice and they asked if i would teach a bible study but just for three...

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...

I know what you’re thinking

I grew up in a world where one did not miss church on Sundays. Ever. It just wasn’t done, at least not in my family. We were among the insiders of the church who...

Three sisters fly

The three sisters are four years apart in age. So we stretched out the parenting thing over quite a few years. Reiley arrived on January 27th of 1989. I remember when the last person...

Small time

Friday, March 30th. The 38th day of Lent. I'm at Laity Lodge this weekend. I write for this retreat center in a secret way, which I greatly enjoy. I rode up with Paul Soupiset, who...

Evolution

It often begins with crazy people. They sense a deep movement, like animals feeling a coming tsunami. They howl and emote and act out. Their gibberish is like a dream. If you took the...

Writing from the Unconscious

Saturday, March 3rd. The 11th day of Lent. There are two common paths to writing for me. One is to open a hatch in my basement and reach into the soupy liquid of my unconscious...

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...