I’m not sure I’ve ever stayed up later, laughed more, or generally been happier at a conference than I was at the “Trying to Say ‘God'” conference. Read more

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 21 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Very briefly, a quick update on my life. As many of you know I started working back in April at a Catholic liberal arts high school. Well, apparently I’ve done some good work because today it was officially announced that I have been promoted to Dean of Humanities. Now that that’s out of the way, I want to tell you about this conference… Read more

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 14 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dear Readers, One of my recent letters, “I Am Not a Convert,” earned an unusual amount of comment for one of my posts. Many people took umbrage with my use of the term, particularly as I used it in a somewhat totalizing way. There were some few, some happy few, who agreed with me. So I wanted to dig into this question a little further… Read more

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 10 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Today is my one year anniversary with Patheos Catholic. I can’t believe the ways writing for Patheos have honestly changed my life. Moving Letters from the Edge of Elfland here have allowed me to interact with new and wonderful people and has caused me to write more and more consistently (at least until I started my new job a few weeks ago). Without… Read more

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 9 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Two nights ago, after a long and hard day, I sat outside with my pipe and my computer under the stars. I’ve been slowly doing some work on Medieval cosmology, which will hopefully pick up if my paper proposal is accepted. Because of this, my night under the stars took on a different flare. Lewis in The Discarded Image recommends that one must take… Read more

Becoming Catholic certainly hasn’t made me perfect. But I finally feel at peace, at home. But there’s one phrase, one description of myself that I truly dislike, that I cannot get on board with: I am not a Catholic convert. Read more

It can almost hurt, to watch Randall and William and know that this will never be my story. Read more

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 28 May 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Thanks to Artur over at Cosmos the in Lost, I watched this short video with noted Catholic philosopher Jean-Luc Marion. While I’ve not read copious amounts of Marion’s work and nor have I agreed with everything I’ve read, I loved his statements in this video. Marion’s reason for remaining Catholic is, in short, because it is true. But he gives evidence for it by… Read more

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 24 May 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Today at Mass I was struck by the responsorial psalm. It was Psalm 148 and the response was “Heaven and Earth are full of Your Glory” (capitalizations are mostly mine). Today, for reasons as yet unknown to me, hearing that refrain, taken from Isaiah 6.3, and especially hearing in the context of the cosmos praising God put in mind of the immaculate conception. For… Read more

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