Category Archives: General Posts

The Good Wall

“Catholic doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground,” wrote G.K. Chesterton in his 1908 book Orthodoxy. “Christianity is the only frame which has preserved the pleasure of Paganism.” Countercultural as Chesterton’s observations often are, perhaps none … Continue reading

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Lenten Hiatus

Friends, this is just my yearly post to remind you all that I’ll be fasting from much of my usual computer usage during Lent, including this blog. I will have an article going up on Covenant on Thursday, and God and … Continue reading

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God and Comics has arrived

Hello friends, just a quick post today to point you towards a new podcast that I am appearing on called God and Comics. In each episode, I’ll be joined by two other priests, Fr. Matt Stromberg and Fr. Kyle Tomlin, as we talk … Continue reading

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Finding the One True Authority

I woke to a very interesting article in my feed this morning by an Eastern Orthodox Christian named Mark Meador. It is long, but it is well worth the read, and I applaud Mr. Meador for it. Meador is trying … Continue reading

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Jesus Wants You to Eat Him

As someone who likes to eat–and someone who has developed stomach problems over the years which limit what I can eat–I find it fascinating the way in which both the fall of man and our salvation are wrapped up in eating. Mysterious … Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Protestantism

Death is still segregated in American society. You may be surrounded by diversity in your school or your workplace, but when you die, you stick with your own. There are black and white funeral homes, Jewish funeral homes, Irish and … Continue reading

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We Need an Evangelical Wake-Up Call

Evangelical is a cultural buzzword in America today. For many people, the term implies a certain kind of politics. It also implies a whole range of socio-cultural phenomena from home schooling to Christian rock concerts and everything in between. None … Continue reading

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From the Church, to You, With Love

“The Church is a whore, but she’s my mother.” – Saint Augustine Dear John, I got the letters that you sent me. At first, I wasn’t sure that I would respond, because it seemed like you really just needed some … Continue reading

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You Can Confess to an Anglican Priest – But Don’t Take My Word For It

Fr. George Conger has stirred up a hornet’s nest today with his latest article for Get Religion. As with all Get Religion articles, Conger’s central purpose is not to write theology but to take stock of the way that journalists … Continue reading

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The Measure of Successful Ministry

Modern American life is built upon the twin pillars of productivity and consumption. We are all consumers and producers. In our role as consumers, we make decisions all day long about what we want to consume, and how much, and in what … Continue reading

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