Written as an exercise in Psalm composition in my second semester at Wycliffe College. Lord do you hear my prayer? Are ears of stone still my god? Every day I sink further down, My countenance is like a man beaten with stones. I am someone heavy burdened, Will it always be this way? Is your … Continue reading A Psalm of Lament
The philosophical task, then, is neither mere myth nor rational science. Philosophy inhabits the in-between of mythos and logos...
During Junior High youth group (5th-8th grade) this past Wednesday night, while casually eating dinner together, a student abruptly asked aloud "What and where is the soul?" What commenced was an exciting conversation in which 7th graders were asking questions regarding such topics as how the probability of infinite universes corresponds to the creation story … Continue reading Junior High Conversations
[Note: I use ‘Episcopalian’ and ‘Anglican’ interchangeably because they are in fact interchangeable. Also, I acknowledge that the Charismatic church is not a unified communion in the same way that the Anglican communion is, but both resemble some form of ‘movement’ or ‘tradition’ and my encounter with their particular congregations makes them comparable. I am also … Continue reading From Charismatic to Episcopalian
Christianity, Temporality & History Henri de Lubac, in his book Catholicism, contrasts the role of time in pre-Christian religious history with that of early Christianity, denoted by the Fathers of the Church. For de Lubac, religious movements until and even following the birth of Christianity have often been characterized by “individualist doctrines of escape.” Following the … Continue reading Henri de Lubac’s Incarnational Time
Eucharistic Re-Enchantment of the World. There’s a problem with ‘Memorialism’ (the idea that the sacraments are merely symbols) championed by Zwingli. This concept pervades modern Christianity, not just in Eucharistic doctrine, but in the debilitating effect it has on our ability to interpret the world and our place in it. If the convergence of the … Continue reading Transfiguration at the Table