Liturgy: What Is It?

I’m not sure how much you know or understand about liturgy, but I will assume for the sake of this email that it is a fairly limited amount, not because I think you are ignorant or stupid, but only because I assume it hasn’t been on your theological radar per se (as...

Sacramental Perspective on the Presence of God

What a reading! Today was all about Solomon’s dedication of the temple.  What struck me was the incredible mystery of having God be specially in a human location.  Solomon was no fool.  He was aware that “even the skies and the highest heavens cannot...

It Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

It was the NBA finals.  The Spurs were in a battle destined to be a classic.  It was nearing the end of a crucial game and the opponents had the momentum.  Greg Popivich, the Spurs head coach called a time-out and then, with an impassioned plea, gave his team the...

Holy Dependency

We were exchanging emails about how to get to a communion service on vacation.  Here is a tiny extract from the conversation: I know exactly what you mean by needing to go.  There’s a holy dependency that’s beginning to form.  We (you and I) actually rely...