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Of Suffering and Joy

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he existed in the form of God, did not regard...

To Tremble With Glee

By Christopher Yoder The Cherry Tree Carol has roots in medieval mystery plays and, ultimately, an apocryphal story about the journey of Mary and Joseph...

Advent: Gearing Up For All Twelve Days

A former Roman Catholic student preparing to become an Episcopal priest recently asked me why we retain the Twelve Days of Christmas as Anglicans, but...

Embracing the Awkward: Improv and Grace

The Gospel According to Improv A Radical Way of Creative and Spontaneous Living By Les Carpenter Morehouse, pp. 199, $19.95 One of my favorite passages (there are quite...

A Priest’s Guide to Enjoying Beer

Content Warning: Alcohol (obviously). By Cole Hartin As we move out of the season of Lent, away from our sober fasting, and into the celebratory season...

Reading Boccaccio’s Decameron in the Time of Corona

By John Mason Lock A friend recently posted on social media that he had gone to the bookstore, and they were out of Boccaccio's The Decameron....

The Joy Of Salvation: On Bob Ross As Evangelist

Evangelism isn’t about pamphlets and theories and door-to-door sales pitches. Instead, it’s living life from a place of profound joy and letting that joy be definitive and overflowing. For us Christians, that joy is given to us by the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ. To share it, we don’t need pamphlets and marketing strategies. We simply need the joy that comes with the story and living our lives defined by that joy.

Ordinariate Evangelism and Archbishop Sheen

Abp. Fulton J. Sheen: “The only way to win audiences is to tell people about the life and death of Christ. Every other approach is a waste.”

St. Anselm and Prayerful Theology

St. Anselm can only be understood in light of his aim: the joy-filled experience of the beatific vision.

Finding the joy of God’s kingdom

For many years I skimmed over the Sermon on the Mount as an example of Jesus’ hyperbolic teaching without engaging it as a key to a deeper relationship with God.

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