January 20, 2019

A Meditation for the First Day of Winter from Peter Mayer

A Meditation for the First Day of Winter • My Soul by Peter Mayer There are a hundred billion snowflakes swirling in the cosmic storm And each one is a galaxy, a billion stars or more And each star is a million earths, a … [Continue reading...]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 1, The Language of Mathematics, Chapter 1: This Chapter Has No Title. By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 1, The Language of Mathematics, Chapter 1: This Chapter Has No Title By Andy Walsh We are going to blog through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, … [Continue reading...]

When is the time for love to be born?

The Risk of Birth, Christmas 1973 This is no time for a child to be born, With the earth betrayed by war and hate And a comet slashing the sky to warn That time runs out and the sun burns late. That was no time for a child … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Why Do We Love This Season?

Another Look: Why Do We Love This Season? Why do we love this season? I would suggest that aesthetics have much to do with the answer to that question. The lead-up to Christmas and its celebration is made sensible to us by … [Continue reading...]

Monday with Michael Spencer: Letters from Santa

Monday with Michael Spencer Letters from Santa (from 2006) Several years ago, we began another tradition that has proven to be one of the highlights of Christmas for us: the reading of the unedited, uncorrected “Letters to … [Continue reading...]

Sermon Advent III: Good News?

Sermon Advent III: Good News? (Luke 3:7-18) 7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 — A nostalgia feast

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 It's a celebration Brunch! It's a feast of nostalgia! This time of year is always a big one for our family, with birthdays and anniversaries galore, as well as the usual … [Continue reading...]

A Funeral Homily: The Soup of Life

A Funeral Homily: The Soup of Life It’s very nearly winter, and the days are growing darker and colder. I know you are feeling today like your lives have grown darker and colder as well, because you have lost your loved … [Continue reading...]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Chapter 0: The Power of Babel Fish, By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science -- Chapter 0: The Power of Babel Fish By Andy Walsh We are going to blog through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Merton – Before We Can Become Gods We Must Be Human

Thomas Merton contended that human beings have lost a great deal in modern, technological society. What we have gained in efficiency and productivity has, in many ways, sucked the humanity and spirituality from our inner beings. … [Continue reading...]