Jesus said that he came to give life, and not only that, but life to the fullest. (John 10:10)So, what is life to the full?In all four of the gospel accounts, Jesus is recorded as saying that whoever tries to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life (for Christ’s sake) will… via […]Read more "A Post from Branden Henry: “A Full Kind of Life”"
It’s hard to really describe the value of a good book. A good book isn’t just one that is engaging and well-written. A good book isn’t merely something you enjoy reading. A really good good book reads you. For me, Andrew Krivak’s A Long Retreat was a really good book. (And, what’s crazy is that I picked it up […]Read more "A Long Retreat – Andrew Krivak"
A few rambling thoughts on pursuing Christ: A few years ago I was in the early stages of a PhD program. I was working with two professors to carefully craft my dissertation proposal. For a number of reasons, I could not complete the program. For me (and I mean for me, not for everyone!!!), the degree […]Read more "An Advanced Degree Worth Pursuing"
“The only cure for the angst of modern man is mysticism.” Thomas Merton (Wikipedia photo) Tomorrow, I celebrate another year of life. One more year of ups and downs, pains and joys. These twelve months have revealed something deeply troubling about my place in modernity. What is that revelation? That deep down in my soul, there’s […]Read more "Cure for Modern Man"
“Be still. . .” Ps. 46:10 Is there anything still or silent about our world? I don’t think so. Is there anything in the entire cosmos at rest? Nope. Even at the microscopic level, atoms are in non-stop motion. Our world is not only spinning on its’ axis, but also rotating around the sun. Our […]Read more "Learning Stillness"
I know I’ve written on this before, but this is a consistent theme for me. Evidence for personal pride is rampant, and none more exuberant than my use of my tongue. I’m confronted with this concept everywhere I turn. What St. James wrote those centuries ago still applies: the tongue is a restless evil, who […]Read more "Silence and Humility"