You can swim better with open hands

A Homily for Proper 19, Year B: Mark 8:27-38 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer" This prayer is traditionally the opening prayer for any homily, and today...

Caesarius of Arles on the road ahead

Caesarius, Bishop of Arles (c. 470–543): "One who claims to abide in Christ ought to walk as he walked. Would you follow Christ? Then be humble as he was humble. Do not scorn his lowliness if you want to reach his exaltation. Human sin made the...

Ethiopian Hand Cross and Processional Cross

My Ethiopian blessing cross (or hand cross) arrived in the mail recently (above, left; bottom), and more recently I found a matching processional cross (above, right). A gallery owner offered the following comments on the birds around the corner:...

Upcoming posts

The last post generated a 5,600% increase in traffic. While it has been quiet here, I have no shortage of things I'd like to post. I accept that I have too many hats on right now. After a deadline in April, I will begin posting a few book reviews …

ACNA SSA Controversy

The ACNA is in a considerable controversy over identity and sexuality, which has now become an international issue. At issue is a statement by the College of Bishops, which was contradicted later by Bishop Todd Hunter in a pastoral guidance...