Driven into Wilderness (Year One, 1 Epiphany, Monday)

Photo by Kiwihug on Unsplash After much reflection and research, I purchased a lovely two-volume set of "Revised Office Readings" in preparation for 2019. There are various lectionaries (or collections/lists of scripture readings appointed for any given day of the year) and I have found them useful both in deciding what to read, and in … Continue reading Driven into Wilderness (Year One, 1 Epiphany, Monday)

Silence: Love Suffers Long in Scorcese’s Latest

Warning: Contains Spoilers. Moments before Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) apostatizes (that is, abandons the faith), he sees five bodies mummified in burlap, hanging upside down in pits. Their necks have been nicked, slightly, to prevent blood from amassing in their heads in favour of it dripping into the pits. They are alive, groaning into the night … Continue reading Silence: Love Suffers Long in Scorcese’s Latest

The Humility of God (Part Two)

Read Part One Here Around 1764, Catherine the Great acquired a collection of paintings - including several Rembrandt's - that would subsequently hang in galleries connecting various pavilions of the Winter Palace and Imperial Hermitage. I don't believe The Return of the Prodigal Son was one of these initial acquisitions, but it makes sense that … Continue reading The Humility of God (Part Two)

The Humility of God (Part One)

This summer, my parents invited Jennifer and me (for a two year wedding anniversary gift!) on an eleven-day Scandinavian cruise. You read that right. The itinerary included stops in Norway, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as two days in St. Petersburg, Russia. There was so much beauty to imbibe, from the vastness … Continue reading The Humility of God (Part One)