Holy Spirit: Remembrancer

Refresh my memory, / With words of Moses and Jesus, / To help me follow your ways / And imagine your future.

Plato has gone before us

In The Vision of the Soul, James Matthew Wilson asserts that the Western tradition is dominated by one name: Plato.

Window into a larger world

After a year of worship, I embraced the Nicene Creed as a beautiful expression of truths at the heart of the gospel.

Climbing the ladder of God’s delight

My first encounter with natural delight changed my life. I ended up leaving my parish ministry in North Carolina to move to the United Kingdom. Since then, I’ve gone out into wildernesses and the countryside with increasing regularity, spending as much time as I responsibly can soaking in the natural world and learning how to delight.

Spiritual beauty

The creative and appreciative urge are the work of the Holy Spirit, which always has one job in a human life — to make us the creatures God intends.

To blaze his Name abroad

"Let us blaze his Name abroad, For of gods he is the God; For his mercies ay endure, Ever faithful, ever sure."

Destruction & beauty in an Icelandic landscape

We are taught that Christ tore down the gates of Hell. My memorable trek by Hekla, the Icelandic “gateway of Hell” has left me convinced that when he did this, not only were the souls of the faithful released, but so too was beauty. And like those souls, beauty so redeemed can never again be contained.