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February 03, 2014
Lost in the Weeds and the Wheat [Pope Francis Bookclub]
In 2014, I’m reading and blogging through Pope Francis/Cardinal Bergoglio’s Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on...
February 01, 2014
Working Alongside Saint Zita
This month, Jen Fulwiler's Saint Generator spun up Saint Zita of Lucca for me. She...
January 16, 2014
Being Tutored by Saint Genevieve
I've been vulnerable to a bit of the New Year's enthusiasm and tendency to overreach,...
January 12, 2014
Drawing from a deck of Cards Against Humanity
This New Year's, I didn't end up making any big resolutions, but I did wind...
January 05, 2014
Missing the Cues for My Amens
For Catholics, the Christmas season is still ongoing (up until January 12th, the Feast of...
January 02, 2014
New Routines with a New Saint
It turns out that my saint for the month of January (as determined by Jen...
December 17, 2013
It is not good that man should be alone
As some of you have gleaned from off-hand comments, I've returned to Washington, D.C. I...
December 01, 2013
Oh, the Farmer and the Blogger Should Be Friends
Last month, I did a pretty terrible job trying to pick a saint for the...
November 27, 2013
Seeing through the Cloud of Saints
Writing about Douglas Hofstadter's Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking reminded...
November 02, 2013
A Saint for this Season
Yesterday, I had a lot of trouble making it to church for the Feast of...
September 05, 2013
When Coming of Age Feels Like Farewell…
Since I grew up on Long Island, there were Bar and Bat Mitzvahs pretty much...
February 13, 2013
Palms Transfigured Into Ashes
Today's the day that everyone lists what they gave up for Lent (I'm taking on...
January 19, 2013
Does Anyone Else Pray for Fictional Characters?
In a Catholic Mass, the whole ritual is subdivided into two basic parts: the Liturgy...
January 09, 2013
But Aren’t Saints Dreadfully Dull?
Tonight I'm seeing Les Miserables for the third time (there have been various outings as people...
December 11, 2012
“Give Us More To See”
Yesterday, I used Georges Seurat (as imagined by Stephen Sondheim in Sunday in the Park with...
December 10, 2012
Finishing the Imago Dei
So, apparently if I host an installment of the Stephen Sondheim film festival the night...
December 09, 2012
This Prayer Book is a Stub…
This month, the Patheos Book Club is reading Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and...
December 07, 2012
My Friday Obligation
The best derogatory term for Catholics is pretty obviously "mackerel-snapper." (The best derogatory cartoon is...
December 03, 2012
For I am a Woman Under Authority
This weekend, I attended a silent retreat. The timing of the retreat on Saturday made...
November 30, 2012
7 Quick Book Recommendations
Tis the season for finding gifts, and how could you possibly do better than books?...
November 16, 2012
“In a world of wondering, suddenly you know”
About two years ago, long before I converted, a student was working on his performance...
October 21, 2012
Help me make a hymnal for the Liturgical Party Train
God willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be received into the Catholic Church four weeks from...
October 17, 2012
“To Be or not To Be” How to frame the question?
I've been doing lectio divina in the Gospel of John, and I found myself paying a...
September 25, 2012
LARP Your Way to Truth
Over in the Atheist channel, Bob Seidensticker of Cross Examined is experimenting with prayer. He's...
July 27, 2012
And now a story definitely not from rationality camp
After nearly a week of Less Wrong retreat updates, I realize some of you may...
June 21, 2012
Math-Related Prayer Hijinks
I like praying the Liturgy of the Hours because, at a bare minimum, it gives...
November 23, 2011
Feser’s Typology of Atheism (Part 2)
Today, I'm returning to Edward Feser's typology of atheism. Monday, I took a look at...
October 26, 2011
Adoration and Abramovic
Due to a convoluted sequence of events, I spent about half an hour in an...
August 11, 2011
[Guest Post] Close Reading of Acts 13
Yesterday, Christian H of The Thinking Grounds posted an outline of how he approaches the Bible...
August 10, 2011
[Guest Post] A Christian Lit Nerd Reads the Bible
Long ago, I asked Christians to explain how they read the Bible. At the time,...
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