February 26, 2021

This is the story of keeping your mouth shut. If you have an idea, keep it to yourself unless you are willing to do it. Only in this story, the person who opened their mouth ended up being successful. Not because of his boasting but because of how he did his work. With Gentleness, Prayerfulness and Localness. This is the story of Aidan. Gentleness When the King of Northumbria, Oswald came out of exile from Iona, where Christian monks had… Read more

February 23, 2021

It has often been criticism from both Reformed and Catholic sources on the naturalism of Celtic Christianity. It has been at least, leveled at me, that all Celtic Christianity really boils down to is paganism hid in a Christian box. There could be nothing farther than the truth! What is true is that the way Christianity was brought to the Celts on the British Isles, and particularly Ireland provided for the assimilation and preservation of culture while becoming fully Christian…. Read more

February 21, 2021

The events that occurred on Capitol Hill in Washington DC last week brought out a lot of emotion. The chaos that has bled into this chapter of our democracy is a reminder of just how fragile democracy is. Any force used to overturn the outcome of a democratic election is not appropriate and could be considered treasonous. However, this writing is not about the riot or even about the political parties. This article is about the staggering number of pictures… Read more

February 19, 2021

Typically, when we discuss saints in the liturgical setting, we are speaking about people that are close to perfect. These are people who have surrendered their entire life to Christ. In many cases these amazing people have done amazing things. They have helped countless numbers of people. After all, they are saints of the church, they could do no wrong. But because they are considered so close to perfect, they sometimes seem inaccessible or even too good to be true…. Read more

February 16, 2021

  In this world, and at this moment, we are surrounded by death. And although the Corona Virus is adding to this death toll, the reality is that death is all around us. In the modern church there seems to be a stigma with death and dying. I believe this is because in the modern era, we do not see as much death as occurred around those who wrote the following poem. The rate of stillbirths was astronomical, and most… Read more

February 14, 2021

This week as arguments are being heard for the Impeachment of former President Donald Trump, we are forced to recognize a difficult truth. Justice can be hard to come by. Regardless of your feelings on the current impeachment trial I can promise you one thing; For me, Justice will not be “served”. This is because of the way I understand justice. I am only one voice amongst many, but I firmly believe no matter the outcome, justice as I understand… Read more

February 12, 2021

As Coronavirus is seeing a second major wave of cases sweep across the country, the divide over how to deal with the virus politically and economically rages with intense heat. But there is no facet of the battle more heart exposing than the battle of the mask. Within our society, there seems to be an ever-widening divide on the issue, and like many socio-economic issues, the church finds itself straddling the same, widening divide. But what makes the debate over… Read more

February 10, 2021

This month, the nation celebrates Black History. I have seen two different reactions when it comes to Black History, specifically in my role as a Theologian and a Pastor.  The first is the surprise when a person learns a new interesting fact about the history of African Americans in this country. It is the most satisfying when one of my children learns a new and interesting fact about the contribution of African Americans to our nation and world. There is… Read more

February 7, 2021

It is very apparent from the written and oral records that contemplative prayer was a massively important piece of early Celtic Christianity. This need for constant communication with the divine is still seen in the modern Celtic Spiritual movement. Prayer could be considered the kindling of life. Before there is a useful fire, there must be kindling to start it. And in the Celtic life, the day, the chores, the very living of life had to be started with the… Read more

February 5, 2021

In our country where literacy rates are very high we often times forget how the ability to read is a relatively new concept. For the Celtic followers of Christ around the time of St. Patrick, the use of words to describe events or spiritual matters were reserved for the ruling elite. This class is also known as the Druids. The ruling class possessed Ogham lettering, a form of language that involved straight lines carved into wood. This changed after interactions… Read more

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