What do you seek?

Most of the time, I don’t know what it is that I really want. I hope that I am seeking Jesus of Nazareth, but it may well be that I’m seeking him more for my own complacent self-congratulation than because I actually want him, as he is, in all his terrifying radiance.

I have called you friends

There is a whole wonderful realm of relational intimacy that our culture misses out on by loading all of its human-closeness eggs in the basket of specifically sexual intimacy.

The language of heaven

Words are powerful, and the task of speaking is a perilous one. Words of arrogance and envy, of spite and resentment, of contempt and scorn, all have the power to poison the air.

Experiencing God

Many Episcopalians would reflexively balk at “experiential” ways of speaking about Christian faith. They disillusioned by forms of the faith that elicit intense emotional highs but may lack the patterns and habits of living and praying that can sustain faith over the long haul.