Facing Liturgical East

By Bryan Owen When I was newly ordained, my bishop appointed me to serve in a parish with an altar against the wall. I was so disappointed. I could not believe I would begin my priesthood celebrating the Euc... Read More...

Keeping the Catholic Faith

By Bryan Owen Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.... Read More...

Too Good to Be True?

Reflections on the Resurrection of Jesus By Bryan Owen If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! We’ve all heard and perhaps used that phrase. It can express not only skepticism, but also prudent ... Read More...

Good News for the Whole Creation

 Mark 15:1-16:20 By Bryan Owen As we bring our journey through the Gospel according to Mark to a close, we come to the climax of the story, the destination to which Jesus has been traveling since he first w... Read More...

The Mirror of the Psalms

By Bryan Owen Every once in a while, we hear words from a psalm in our corporate worship that trouble or shock us. It’s pretty rare that this happens in the eucharistic lectionary appointed for Sundays. But ... Read More...

Graveside Thoughts

By Bryan Owen Every now and then the church gets a call for a priest to conduct a graveside service. It could be for someone who has little to no church affiliation. Or it could be for someone who was a chur... Read More...

God’s Amazing Grace

By Bryan Owen Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. Even in our increasingly secular age, it might be difficult to fi... Read More...

Transformed by Jesus

May our reading of John’s Gospel inspire us to write more chapters of the good news of Jesus by sharing the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection with the world God loves so much.