Beauty and Ashes

Ash Wednesday is coming very soon. I am wrestling with what my ‘rule’ will be for Lent. I am attracted to a ‘desert’ theme but I haven’t worked out the details. The Book of Common Prayer has a great description of Lent: Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with greatdevotion the days of […]

It’s in the Book, and…

I see survey after survey of church-going folks who just don’t know their Bibles. I know more and more liturgical church-going folks who not only don’t know their Bibles, they don’t know their Tradition either. I gravitate towards material that some consider obscure (ancient monasticism and the third century Christian catechumenate) because the ancients seemed […]