Daily Archives: 15 April 2020

Dystopia In Current Science Fiction

One unfortunate trend in speculative fiction (in my opinion) is the ongoing indulgence for dystopia. To be clear, I think dystopia is fine if that’s your story. The problem is that publishers seem to be gravitating to it in great … Continue reading

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At Vigil With Psalm 51

Another Easter Vigil first for me this past Saturday: playing and singing the fifty-first, which is the designated Scripture that follows Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28 when baptism is not celebrated. I’m a fan of Tom Kendzia’s setting of this, led by … Continue reading

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The Daily Christian: Lectio Divina

When I hear and read of Christians complaining about “rights to worship getting trampled,” I have a hard time taking it seriously. I do think people are genuinely hurt by absence from Sunday gathering in whatever tradition they’ve adopted. That … Continue reading

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Querida Amazonia 82: The Eucharist

In Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation we continue to examine the inculturation of the liturgy. The Eucharist is, of course, central to worship. The Holy Father leans on other writings of his to drive home this notion: 82. In the Eucharist, … Continue reading

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