Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com If “easter” can be a verb, then let’s allow it. Poet Gerard Manley Hopkins famously penned, “Let Christ easter in us, be a day spring to the dimness within us.” I find myself drawn to the subject in this subject-verb agreement. It is not *I* who easters. It is Jesus who easters. …
The muscle I most need to exercise right now
And so I need to exercise my Margin Muscle. I need to get stronger at limiting my in-person commitments outright. I need to muscularly resist the temptation to stack my calendar and regularly look at the whole picture with these questions:
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2021 Advent Retreat
I am so pleased to bring you this retreat offering this Advent. I'm working with some friends from the Discerning Deacons project to offer you a time to gather for outstanding preaching, gorgeous music, and a chance to connect with like-minded folks working with justice and peace in the Church and in the world.
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Keynote Address
I am delighted to contribute this keynote address for the high school track, online edition of this year's Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Enjoy this piece that outlines the 2021 theme: Imagining a Path Forward: Reflection, Reckoning, and Kinship. Watch the video here. transcript: Do you remember March 13, 2020? I do. I woke up …
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2021 Festival of Mary Magdalene
My graduate school professor made a large impact on me while we were studying the New Testament and I often quote her. She declared, “if Mary of Magdala was not the first witness of the resurrection, there is no possibility it would have been recorded in all four gospels in first century Palestine.”
Let’s Boil That Frog
I was recently reminded of the old parable of the frog in a pot of boiling water. The parable goes: If you place a frog directly into a pot of water that is already boiling, the frog will jump right out. If, on the other hand, you place a frog into a pot of room …