In the United States, we recently reached a grim milestone: 1 in 500 lives have been claimed by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Regular readers of this newsletter know that this statistic includes my own mother. You probably know someone who’s died, too. And many more whose lives have been impacted — either through impaired physical health due to long […]
For the past thousand years, friends of God aspiring to the Way of Jesus have traditionally celebrated this first Sunday after Pentecost as “the Feast of the Holy Trinity.” In gatherings from catacombs to cathedrals, potlucks and Eucharists have been shared in honor of this daring revelation, unique among our monotheistic siblings: That the One […]
Dying, Christ absorbs our death. Rising, Christ restores our life. Christ returns again in glory Ever-New Even now As we gather here. How do we best acknowledge those who have passed on? It’s been just over four months since my mom died to this world of sensation and tangibility. We were finally able to hold her […]
Entombed, Jesus is befriending our subterranean selves. In the places we rarely acknowledge, he is urging us to wake up! What gifts of high strangeness does Holy Saturday hold for us?
The following is an excerpt from a haunting new rendition, The Book of Revelation: A New Translation by Michael Straus and Jennifer May Reiland. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God, Ὁ Παντοκράτωρ, he is its temple, he […]