Category: Reading and Writing

Merton Monday 26

Here are some observations from Thomas, which I borrow in the moment to comment on the upcoming election, with no more nor less cynicism directed at either candidate: A revolution is supposed to be a change that turns everything completely around. But the ideology of political...

Merton Monday 25

Go, Thomas! Go! The biggest paradox about the Church is that she is at the same time essentially traditional and essentially revolutionary. But that is not as much of a paradox as it seems, because Christian tradition, unlike all others, is a living and perpetual revolution....

When Metaphors go Bad

A long while back I received these in email. Less of a while back, I received them in email again. You can find them all over the web by searching for “worst metaphors.” Some of them made me smile big enough that I decided to include...

Aphorisms – Secrets

If you don’t have at least one deep dark, shameful and terrifying secret to be shared with other people, there are only three possibilities as to why. Either you have already shared with others everything about yourself, or you are completely blind to your own humanity,...

Boyd on Obama’s Speech

I haven’t gotten around to watching Obama’s acceptance speech yet; I’ll watch it as a podcast when I have the time, as I will McCain’s. But a Kingdom-sympathetic, bridge-building, space-spanning person like myself can’t help but raise a thumb upward for Greg Boyd’s brief comments on...

What We Say, How We Say It

In this season (unfortunately, more like year) of political campaigning, this general subject seems timely. The other day one of my classmates brought up the realm of a writer’s voice as related to a writer’s identity. Noting right from the start that voice and identity are...