Book Review–Gilead


Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s 2004 novel, is one that I have heard a lot about for several years.  It is one of those books that seems to come up in discussions of favorites. The novel won the  2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  In addition President Barack Obama lists Gilead […]

The [digital] fast I choose | On developing a rhythm of sabbath


Holy one, You formed the cosmos and all that is within. You spoke your creation into motion. And when you saw it was good; we were good, you rested. You ceased. Help me to understand what it means to stop, to refrain from the busyness that has caused me to forget–us to forget–that you have called […]

A Monday Evening Advent Reading: My Soul in Stillness Waits


Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, Sapientia. God-with-us, King, Dawn, Key, Root, Lord, Wisdom. These are the O Antiphons. Continuing our theme of asking who we are waiting for, each of these titles refers to Isaiah’s prophecies of the one to come. You’ll note the bolded letters above in the Latin titles, which spell out […]

Worship Wednesday – Worship and Imagination


“It is imagination which allows us to escape from the constraints of immediate reality and to regard it with a critical eye, that is, to transcend the actual and project ourselves into the possible.” – Richard Kearney, Poetics of Imagining In our Foundations of Youth and Family Ministry course, we’ve been reading Kenda Creasy Dean’s book, Almost […]