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, […]
I Need A Hero
My Father In the Valley of the Shadow
“Is his mercy clean gone for ever?”
I Gave Up Giving Stuff Up For Lent
Our Role: Moral Gatekeepers or Bearers of Glad Tidings?
This is from John Dickerson’s, The Decline of Evangelical America. Thanks to Wesley Hill for the link. … How can evangelicalism right itself? I don’t believe it can — at least, not back to the politically muscular force it was as recently as 2004, when white evangelicals gave President George W. Bush his narrow re-election. […]
Advent: Living On Purpose
Note: This was originally posted in 2010, but has been polished up a little. A very little. –Sam Advent is upon us once more. For those not familiar with (or frightened by) Advent, it’s not something only Roman Catholics do, but an ancient Christian celebration (begun in 380 AD, I’m told) that is growing in […]
Jesus Was a Liberal, or Was He a Conservative?
The World is Already Magical
You supply the caption. Wow. Klettshellir, Iceland (by hó) I keep snagging these images from Matt Crutchmer’s blog. One thing I love about them is how they reveal that the world we inhabit is already magical. Books on this abound, but two must-reads (seriously!) are Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton and Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl by […]