Dave Brubeck, “To Hope!”

This is a fascinating mass setting by Dave Brubeck, using traditional Latin mass elements as well as New Testament texts. His work in composing it led to his conversion to Catholicism. [Read more…]

Resurrection and Hope

I had an e-mail from a reader of the blog a while back, and it has taken me much longer than I had hoped to begin answering the questions that I was asked. Here is one of them, which seems timely: [W]hile I understand that you are sceptical of the prospect of an afterlife, I [Read More…]

The Disinterment of Jesus?

Having blogged on Friday about my book The Burial of Jesus, which talks not just about the crucifixion and the burial but also the rise of resurrection faith, let me share another quote from the book, one more relevant for today, Easter. Certainly an empty tomb is not crucial to the Christian faith, since it has [Read More…]

LOST Rewatch: Tricia Tanaka is Dead

In a flashback, Hurley’s father tells him that hope is never stupid, and “in this world, you gotta make your own luck.” On the island, we see Hurley talking about his experience, and being scared most of his time on the island, except when he was with Libby. He is talking to her, at her [Read More…]

Faith, Hope, and Doubt

The quote comes from the post “Doubt as Hope” on the blog Chesha in Motion. [Read more…]