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
Where we once sat in pews for a sense of meaning, we now sweat, work, eat, play, and parent to fill the void we think fulfillment is supposed to occupy. Religion has married the secular in an unholy union David Zahl calls Seculosity in his new book by the same name.
The review below comes from the one and only, Alex Sosler. This past week, Chance the Rapper released his “debut” album, The Big Day. In a world of hot takes, reviews of the album have been negative, positive, and everywhere in between. I’m still processing and unpacking everything Chance stuffed into The Big Day, but... Continue Reading →
In 2018, Gus Van Sant (director of Good Will Hunting) added to his excellent directorial résumé with Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot. An under the radar biopic of late sketch artist John Callahan, the film examines his road to recovery as an alcoholic after a car accident leaves him as a quadriplegic. ... Continue Reading →
The warm weather is here and with it, a playlist to bump to. We hope these songs accompany a restful summer and set a winsome rhythm to beach trips, patio parties, or your daily commute. From our hearts to yours.
“The whole Bible is based on the claim that God has spoken.” This conviction is the unifying thread that binds together the sermons collected in Fleming Rutledge’s And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament. For Rutledge, it is impossible to understand the talkative God that Christians confess without the Old Testament.