Last week, Rory (my 6yo daughter) had a cold. As I was putting her to bed and laying with her as she drifted off to sleep, I said our ritual nighttime…
It’s real… The world is in upheaval at the moment. Emotionally, we’re finding ourselves on this spectrum between disoriented/confused and…
Don’t get me wrong… I love long-form writing. There’s nothing quite like taking the time to build a case and elaborately stitch together a story or an…
A quote by Episcopal priest and spiritual writer, Barbara Brown Taylor for you to meditate on this fine morning… Jesus was not killed by atheism and…
A quote from one of my favorite people, Episcopal priest and all-around prolific powerhouse, Barbara Brown Taylor, has been making the rounds lately…
It’s so easy to turn the Bible into a vapid and lifeless book of dos and don'ts (and mostly don'ts). To use it as a way to justify ourselves in…
It’s been really ominous these last few days when I walk around my neighborhood here in Chicago. Kind of like I’m in a zombie movie I’ll round a corner…
We went to the little Catholic church here in town on the Sunday after Christmas. I wasn’t sure what to expect but was actually quite pleased. It was…
I grew up Roman Catholic, so when I was a kid, we didn’t talk much about ‘being saved’. But my uncle was/is a more conservative nondenominational…
In this seminary experience, I’ve had to write a lot (!) of personal essays. One of the most common essay prompts I’ve faced is: share what types of…
A friend of mine shared an article on Facebook today. It was one of those articles you care to not see about some bad things that happened to a younger…
It’s interesting to try to see things through a lens of mimetic theory. This is just a fancy way of saying that human/communal behavior is based around…