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Amazing Grace Redux | Cyndi McCoy

Cyndi McCoy is an online friend I know from Pyrotheology circles. She recently released her own take on Amazing Grace – completely lyrically independent from the 18th-century version. While the original is justifiably a classic (it even gets covered by Krishna Das and Sting!), Cyndi’s rendition packs quite the lyrical punch. It’s quite…incendiary, scandalizing in its […]

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part – What I Learned About Advent from Tom Petty

Tom Petty transitioned this October, leaving the world of our senses and joining the great cloud of witnesses. An artist of humility and versatility, this Advent I’ve been reflecting on his 1981 hit The Waiting. Starting right away with Oh baby don’t it feel like heaven right now?, Petty evokes the rush of true love newly discovered. […]

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Come Healing by Leonard Cohen

O gather up the brokenness And bring it to me now The fragrance of those promises You never dared to vow The splinters that you carry The cross you left behind Come healing of the body Come healing of the mind And let the heavens hear it The penitential hymn Come healing of the spirit […]

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Love is Love

Calling All Lovers: Augustine (or was it John Caputo?) once famously probed: What do I love when I love my God? Tom Oord in his Nature of Love: A Theology takes seriously, like few others in contemporary theology, ‘GOD IS LOVE’ as a starting point for theology, spirituality, and practice. I think his project is exciting (you […]

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In the Name – Pádraig Ó Tuama

In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. In the name of goodness and love and broken community. In the name of meaning and feeling and I hope you don’t screw me… In the name of darkness and light and ungraspable twilight In the name of mealtimes and sharing […]

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