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December 22, 2017
Christmas at War: A Dark Devotional
As I read and meditated on this Sunday's readings, I couldn't get a question out...
October 26, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Rebecca Bratten Weiss Keeps On Dying
Here is a faded picture of two girls, one blond, the other brown-haired, dressed up...
October 05, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Marybeth Bishop Haunts the Dead
States of Matter * I don’t know why the idea of dead bodies didn’t bother...
September 14, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Brian Doyle Attends “The Viewing”
Walked into the chapel at dusk last night, and there she was, in the casket...
September 07, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Playing Dead by Catherine Wiley
I’ve decided it must be possible to find out what death feels like.
March 31, 2017
Dark Devotional: Lazarus
My uncle died a few weeks before Easter last year, an uncle who lived...
January 26, 2017
Mary Karr: Trying to Say God
This post begins our series of features on the writers, musicians and artists who will...
November 15, 2016
A Protestant Sermon On Purgatory
The most powerful sermon on Purgatory I ever heard came from the pulpit of a...
November 10, 2016
Dark Devotional: Life. Death. Time.
My receding hairline gets slightly more pronounced as I look in the mirror day after...
August 11, 2016
Dark Devotional: Enduring Unto Death
Hebrews 12:1-4 Brothers and sisters: Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud...
June 03, 2016
Dark Devotional: Murder Mysteries, Dead Bodies and Raising the Dead
As a paranormal mystery writer, I’m often ask why my books are so bloody...
April 21, 2016
A Eulogy for Prince
Huh? Prince can’t die. Prince isn’t even human. Prince is ageless, immortal. Prince does not get...
March 26, 2016
Dark Devotional: Holy Saturday: Sitting Outside of the Tomb
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid...
February 26, 2016
The Dark Devotional: Third Sunday of Lent: Burned, but not Consumed
A Reading from the Book of Exodus. There an angel of the LORD appeared to Moses...
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