December 2, 2012

Dear Friends and Family, Today marks the beginning of Advent. This is a period in the western Church calendar where we wait. Like a child with our chocolate Advent calendars we wait, counting the days as they go by, for Christmas day. Hopefully we wait for more than presents. Instead we wait for the ultimate gift, for Christ. You see, from the time of Genesis 3 where Eve is promised that one her descendants will crush the serpent’s head, that… Read more

November 9, 2012

Dear Friends and Family, As you know, I’m working on a project of accomplishing 101 things in 1001 days. One of those things was to try out C. S. Lewis’s perfect day. In Surprised by Joy, Lewis looks back on his days at Great Bookham with his tutor Mr Kirkpatrick, also known as the Old Knock. Lewis’s Bookham days, he says, were some of the best and the model for his ideal day. The day would look something like this: 8:00… Read more

October 21, 2012

Dear Friends and Family, I still struggle, from time to time, with what the purpose of this blog should be and why/if I should continue writing for it. Nevertheless, today I have something I believe worth sharing, for those who find interesting the goings on of my life. So, to get to it. These Autumnal days are getting shorter,darker, and wetter. This morning, in fact, the world was shrouded in fog. That plus a headache led Lauren and I to… Read more

September 23, 2012

Dear Friends and Family,Over the last 1002 days I participated in a project from the Day Zero Project. In my attempt to live life more intentionally, I was drawn to their concept of a bucket list with an end date (a specific one that doesn’t end with me in a pine box). We make grand lists of things to do ‘before we die.’ At Day Zero, however, they want to help us actually accomplish these goals. Thus, I attempted to… Read more

July 16, 2012

Dear Friends, I thought today, I’d write a short blog about the main thing I’m currently working on, namely, my doctoral thesis. Since I’ve only just finished my first year as a PhD student at the University of Nottingham, my thesis doesn’t have a proper title yet. My general topic, however, is deification, John Cassian, and the contemporary significance. Let me try to distill that briefly. Deification is a notion (doctrine might be too strong of a word) that part… Read more

July 15, 2012

Dear Friends, This is, as you may well notice, my first post on my new blog. For this, I simply want to introduce you to myself, ever so briefly, and what you can look forward to on this blog. I am a twenty-five year old, Christian, husband (and someday father), student who likes to pretend to be a poet, writer, and theologian. I’ve been married to my wife for four years, and have been a disciple of Jesus for twelve…. Read more

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