Why Are Storytellers Often Bad Preachers and Preachers Often Bad Storytellers?


This subject deserves more attention, but consider this a timid foray into a field with tall grass and various lurking beasts all of which this adventurer cannot hope to see. A friend recently bemoaned the apparent problem that many of our leading theologians are disconnected from good storytelling and that many of our leading storytellers […]

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate


What a wonderful prayer/confession/affirmation. The Lorica, or St. Patrick’s Breastplate I arise today With a mighty power, Calling on the name of the Holy Trinity, Affirming His Threeness, Confessing His Oneness, Thanking my Creator, loving His Creation. I arise today Made strong by Christ’s coming. Made strong by His Baptism. Made strong by His crucifixion, […]

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I Need A Hero


I am given to understand that Superman Returns is not going to make any of the top 10 films of all-time lists by people who say “films” instead of “movies.” So noted. Well I, who am well-described as a country rube, found I was crying during parts of it tonight. And these were not tears […]

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