If I had to guess, it isn't just at night when you wake with concern about who and what COVID-19 is effecting: job security, loved ones, personal sanity, the list goes on. When restlessness is at an all-time high, there is solace to be found in Wendell Berry's invitation to find peace in what is... Continue Reading →
Word on the street is that Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year. Hopefully that means spring is not too far around the corner! But for those of you who just can’t wait and are feeling the icy chill of February seeping down your bones, don’t fear: we have something just for you.
To make a World War II comedy in today’s cultural climate is a tall and dangerous endeavor. But director Taiki Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Thor Ragnorak) takes the brave leap with his newest film, JoJo Rabbit. Based on the book Caging Skies, JoJo Rabbit tells the story of... Continue Reading →
This fabulous review of Chance's latest album comes from Eli Brown. I am easily pleased. I am also quite sensitive to the displeasure of others, especially if it is directed towards something that I find pleasant. For this reason, I found myself hesitant to voice my opinion regarding Chance the Rapper’s newest project, The Big... Continue Reading →
More Auden and Advent reflections. This time from Alex Sosler. “Remembering the stable where for once in our lives Everything became a You and nothing was an It.” -WH Auden Many times and in many ways, I’m prone to objectify that which I encounter. I see my neighbor not as someone I need to know... Continue Reading →
In all of Joseph’s confusion, the whispers of the crowd’s gossip, and his plea to God and the angel Gabriel, the common thread through Joseph’s temptation was his doubt.
In his recent book, Upside-Down Spirituality, truck-driver theologian Chad Bird recounts how he marks an “X” for each day finished on the calendar that rests on his semi’s dashboard: At the beginning of the year, that little calendar is in pristine shape. The top part candy-apple red, the twelve sheets of paper cotton white, their... Continue Reading →
This poem comes from our dear friend, Graham LePage. Amazon has a great deal on his collection of poems - Order yours today! The Christ-Child The Christ-child toddles, totters falls, grasps at handfuls of dirt, tastes all things, feels each new thing new, (How tiny the hands of the Maker) babbler, blabber, downfall of Babylon, nap-time... Continue Reading →
Fall is in full effect! Grab some apple cider, kick some leaves around, and tune in to our 2019 fall playlist. From our hearts to yours. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/42vtXA4ELmSDixdhkkHM2l Media Credit: Fanpop