How to Celebrate Christmas in a World Gone Mad

It is Christmas. For 12 days we celebrate the joyful news that Christ is born, that God is with us, that God became one of us. It is a rollicking season of unceasing merry-making and revelry from Christmas Day to the festival of Twelfth Night. Or not. On December 25,...

Merrily On High

I love church bells, and I often wish I lived in a country parish in England (or anywhere) where the old bells still ring. But on this day I feel their absence keenly. There ought to be bells! I want to hear them ring in this glorious morn, their loud clanging...

The Innocents

For me it is the virgin birth, the Incarnation, the resurrection which are the true laws of the flesh and the physical. Death, decay, destruction are the suspension of these laws. I am always astonished at the emphasis the Church puts on the body. It is not the soul...

The Promise Fulfilled

Praise the Lord, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling God’s word! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all...

The Innocents

Today is Holy Innocents, the day the Church remembers Herod’s slaying of the Bethlehem infants. It is also the seventh anniversary of Jack’s baptism. In honor of both events, I’m posting an excerpt from my book. On the day of Jack’s baptism, Isaiah’s...