Trip Links

Fran and Rhiannon and I are on the road. The trip began with a drive up from Atlanta to Hampton, Virginia where we spent his birthday and father's day with my dad (attending Saturday evening mass at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in nearby Tabb and going with my dad to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Sunday), and taking him out for a father's day seafood dinner to the legendary Harpoon Larry's Restaurant (the website is for the "main" Harpoon Larry's in Virginia Beach, but we ate at their Hampton … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

Silence does not exist in our lives merely for its own sake. It is ordered to something else. Silence is the mother of speech. A lifetime of silence is ordered to an ultimate declaration, which can be put into words, a declaration of all we have lived for. Life and death, words and silence, are given us because of Christ. In Christ we die to the flesh and live to the spirit. In Him we die to illusion and live to truth. We speak to confess Him, and we are silent in order to meditate on Him and … [Read more...]

Anglican Eucharistic Theology

Yet another web page where I could all too easily get very, very lost...Anglican Eucharistic Theology … [Read more...]

Is a Library Thing related to a Vision Thing?

Oh no — I've discovered another way to sink untold amount of time into the internet: LibraryThing, a website for cataloging your personal library online and then networking with others whose geekiness mirrors your own.For those of you who are interested, here is my (as of this writing still very much under construction) personal library: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/anamchara … [Read more...]

Is a Library Thing related to a Vision Thing?

Oh no — I've discovered another way to sink untold amount of time into the internet: LibraryThing, a website for cataloging your personal library online and then networking with others whose geekiness mirrors your own.For those of you who are interested, here is my (as of yet still very much under construction) library: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/anamchara … [Read more...]

Partakers of Divine Nature

Partakers of Divine Nature: An Inspiring Presentation of Man's Purpose in Life According to Orthodox Theology By Archimandrite Christoforos Stavropoulos Translated by the Rev. Dr. Stanley Harakas Minneapolis: Light and Life Publishing Company, 1976 Review by Carl McColmanA slender little book less than a hundred pages long, Partakers of Divine Nature is a handy introduction to the theology of theosis or deification, a keystone of Eastern Orthodox spirituality which has been all but forgotten … [Read more...]

The Book of My Life

The Book of My LifeBy Teresa of ÀvilaTranslated by Mirabai StarrBoston: New Seeds, 2007One of the challenges of being a reviewer is learning the discipline of maintaining an open mind. When reading a book with the intention of writing about it, I cannot help but forming opinions as the reading experience progresses. But just as one cannot judge a book by its proverbial cover, so it is also dangerous to allow early assessments of a book's worth to color the overall reading experience. … [Read more...]


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