A Dream in Light and Dark

Last night I dreamt the following dream. I woke up just before three AM, and wrote it down so I wouldn't forget it. The dream began in a large, bustling, beautiful church, radiant with soft light and featuring marble flooring, pillars, and walls. I wasn’t in the sanctuary, but in a commons area. It was Holy Saturday and everyone was making preparations for the festivities of the following day. It must have been a version of First Christian Church of Atlanta, for Kris and Rick were the pastors. I … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in. — Arlo Guthrie, "The Neutron Bomb" from Precious Friend … [Read more...]

Moses and John

Gregory of Nyssa, writing about the life of Moses as an allegory for the mystical life, says "Moses vision of God began with light; afterwards God to him in a cloud. But when Moses rose higher and became more perfect, he saw God in the darkness." (from the Commentary on the Song of Songs).But compare this to the prologue of the Gospel according to John: "In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things came … [Read more...]


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