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…]

Is Patheos Catholic Liberal?

David Russell Mosley Lent 1 April 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, My letter the other day about writing for Patheos Catholic has opened up some interesting lines of dialogue. I’m certainly glad to have dispelled some rumors and gotten people paying attention, at least a little bit, to what’s going [Read More…]

How Does Writing for Patheos (Catholic) Work? Or, Are We Just in it for the Money?

David Russell Mosley Lent 29 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Whenever I go to Patheos Catholic’s Facebook page, or whenever I make the mistake of reading comments on most Patheos Catholic blogs, I often see the same thing. Some well-meaning (giving them the benefit of the doubt) Catholic bemoans [Read More…]

Joy in the Midst of Unruly Children: Reflections on Prayer and Parenting

David Russell Mosley Lent 27 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, This weekend was rough. I was exhausted for innumerable reasons. And this led to me being overly short with my children. To be fair, they’ve been a little much over the past few days. Lots of running, disobedience, shouting, [Read More…]

Mooreeffoc: Reflections on Words and Worlds while Reading in a Coffeeshop

David Russell Mosley Lent 22 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Here I was sitting in a coffeeshop (one of those chains I am no particular fan of, but it was on the way of the many errands we had to run today). I was reading Michael Martin’s excellent new [Read More…]

The World of Patrick’s Breastplate: Seeing through the Eyes of a Medieval Prayer

David Russell Mosley Lent 18 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Well, yesterday was St. Patrick’s day and many have written excellently about the man and his feast day and why it shouldn’t exclusively include drinking and green and leprechauns. Today I want to talk about a prayer that is [Read More…]

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