Is Contemplation Boring?

My latest column has been posted at Patheos — it dares to ask the question Is Contemplation Boring?Follow the link and see what you think! … [Read more...]

What not to say to the Dalai Lama…

... at least he was a good sport. … [Read more...]

The Beatles and the Book of Kells

Check out this video. It's plenty of fun in a postmodern sort of way. Apparently some teachers in Hawaii have been creating song paradies (à la Weird Al) that teach history. You can read about their efforts in this Washington Post Article: Learning the French Revolution with Lady Gaga: Teachers sing history lessonsOf course, the video that caught my eye teaches about the creation of the Book of Kells, set to the Beatles' Nowhere Man. Enjoy... … [Read more...]

If Jesus were born today…

What would the nativity look like if it happened now — in today's socially networked world? … [Read more...]

Watching this makes me think I’m under-utilizing my iPad

Here's an interesting little bit of hi-tech Christmas cheer from North Point Community Church, a megachurch located here in the Atlanta area. … [Read more...]


This is cute. … [Read more...]

Foolish Mysteries

I think there is some serendipity in Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday, for those not of English extraction) falling on April Fool's Day. Actually, the Maronites and the Syriac Orthodox call the day before Good Friday the "Thursday of Mysteries" which is my favorite name yet for this pinnacle of the Eucharistic life.In his first letter to the church at Corinth, St. Paul proudly proclaimed that we are "fools for Christ's sake" (I Corinthians 4:10); earlier in that same epistle he notes that … [Read more...]