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Feb
18

Ashen living: Better Call Saul and the life of repentance

Ashen living: Better Call Saul and the life of repentance Unlike Saul Goodman, there is for us an ashen existence that is humble, repentant, and thankful, aware of grace and full of grace.
Feb
17

I’m going to shrive you

I’m going to shrive you We do not understand the technology of our redemption. Is the sign of the cross any more "magical" than my iPhone? On a psychological level, it is probably less so.
Feb
16

Unsystematic meditations on the Trinity

Unsystematic meditations on the Trinity Last week, I sat by the muddy flume of the Trinity, ate my lunch, and thought about God’s invisible nature, his eternal power and deity. At its best, theology has no technical vocabulary.
Feb
13

An annotated list of Daily Office apps

An annotated list of Daily Office apps As promised, here is a rather long list of smartphone and tablet applications focused on the Daily Office.
Feb
13

Daily Office in your pocket

Daily Office in your pocket In some respects, this is a Golden Age. Not only are many versions of the Office now in print and online, but Daily Office junkies can find a slew of good applications for smartphones or tablets.
Feb
11

An open letter to twenty-somethings

An open letter to twenty-somethings The clock ticks, and we name each tick a curse rather than thanking God for the gift of time. But that's not seeing the world as it is revealed by Jesus the Messiah.
Feb
11

The power of prayers

The power of prayers The first night I prayed Compline was the day a friend's child had died. When we arrived at the prayer of St. Augustine, I felt as if it'd been written expressly for that balmy night.
Feb
10

A pitch for daily Communion: in response to Mac Stewart

A pitch for daily Communion: in response to Mac Stewart Daily Communion is not just for Anglo-Catholic smells-and-bells types.
Feb
9

The school of reconciliation

The school of reconciliation Facing divisions in the body of Christ, the school of reconciliation would teach the faithful to speak as sinners, who admit that “often enough, people of both sides were to blame” (Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio 1, para. 3).
Feb
6

Graceful boys

Graceful boys For these boys, every day is a chance to become a new creation. And that's grace.
Feb
5

A report from the Mere Anglicanism conference

A report from the Mere Anglicanism conference If the Christian movement in general and the Anglican tradition in particular are on the ropes in North America, you would not guess it from this gathering.
Feb
4

Why we listen to Stephen Fry

Why we listen to Stephen Fry An interview clip of the famous atheist has gone viral. So what?
Feb
2

A pitch for memorization

A pitch for memorization Memorizing prayers, by definition, means that the prayers become inscribed on your soul in a new way. You become mindful of the words, and they come to rest in the “fields and vast palaces of memory” (see Augustine, Confessions X.12-26), engraved on the walls of those palaces for your perusal at will.
Jan
30

Introducing God and Comics

Introducing God and Comics Starting in February, there will be a new "God and Comics" podcast every two weeks, with Fr Jonathan Mitchican, Fr. Kyle Tomlin, and Fr. Matt Stromberg having a series of discussions on a whole range of topics that relate back to comics, from the elements of good storytelling to romance, mystery, ethics, love, sacrifice, and everything in between.

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