The Sound of Silence: Reflections on My Struggles with Silence, and its Lack, both in Church and out

David Russell Mosley   Eastertide 24 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, The first time I was properly confronted with silence was when I was in college. At the time I was double-majoring in Biblical Exposition and Preaching (I later dropped the Preaching major), and I was taking homiletics. One [Read More…]

Too Busy for Busy Lives and Restless Souls: An Unreview

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 23 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Well over a month ago I received the book Busy Lives and Restless Souls from Patheos to review for you here. While I did read the book as soon as I received it, I let the review languish. So here [Read More…]

Having Finished One Journey I Find there Is Still More Walking to Do: Reflections on Being Received into the Catholic Church

David Russell Mosley Eastertide Easter Monday 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, One of the many advantages to working for a Catholic high school is that I get Easter Monday off and can take a quick moment to write to all of you. As you know, on Saturday Evening at the [Read More…]

Good Friday and the Holy Grail: Thirsty Reflections from a Good Friday Service

David Russell Mosley Holy Week Holy Saturday 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, As most of you know, tonight I will be received into the Catholic Church. So, last night I headed off to my parish’s Good Friday service. I’ve just begun a new job at a Catholic High School (hence [Read More…]

Reviewing Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: Part I Outlining the Book and a Few of My Criticisms

David Russell Mosley Lent 4 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, There’s a decent chance that those familiar with this blog will have heard of Rod Dreher and his Benedict Option––if for no other reason that I’ve written about it on multiple occasions, even offering my own “option” at one [Read More…]

Being Deified: Poetry and Fantasy on the Path to God ebook Available for 9.99

David Russell Mosley Lent 4 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Fortress Press, the publisher who put out my PhD thesis, Being Deified, is having an ebook sale running from today (April 4th) until April 30th. Over 1500 ebooks will be on sale, starting as low as $2.99. My book, [Read More…]

Goblins at the Feet of Mary: Reflections on What I Saw During Mass Today

David Russell Mosley Lent 3 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I went to my first confession today. Up to this point in my journey toward Catholicism, I believed I couldn’t receive this particular sacrament, not until I was officially received into the Catholic Church. However, at my last confirmation [Read More…]