Keeping Watch in Silence This is the song that has been playing in my mind all day: Thistle and Weeds by Mumford and Sons. It begins in despair. The images of the homegrown video are evocative in their own way,…Read More
Show and Tell For the last six weeks, since Ash Wednesday, I’ve been slowly working out at the far reaches of my own competence, for the sake of learning something new. For the sake of trying a new practice and…Read More
Passion with feeling with purpose with all the forces of life and death +++++ how do we practice passion faithfully? sounds like a contradiction faithfulness has become staid, drab, a march to boredom, lifeless while passion sounds like a crowd…Read More
is the word
for this day
And so I will keep it.
Holy Week. As I removed my shoes tonight and pressed my feet to the cold tiles in the sanctuary I was taken back. . . . In my final year of seminary I preached to my peers and friends at Southern Seminary. It was the first (and I suppose the only) time I preached in my seminary community (outside of preaching class anyway). It was Maundy Thursday in 1993. It was something of a renegade service.Read More
Switchfoot. Standing here on the brink of Holy Week, I’m glad to be headed in to hear the music of Switchfoot in a live concert in Cincinnati, Ohio at The Underground. Since early November when Switchfoot released their newest album, Hello Hurricane, I’ve been playing it almost daily.Read More